The Scoop – Wednesday August 5, 2020

Wednesday August 5, 2020

Division II: Division II has canceled all fall championships. More here.

Kliff Kingsbury: There’s some good news, and disappointing news behind perhaps the most iconic picture of the 2020 virtual NFL Draft featuring Kliff Kingsbury.

College Football Playoff: The College Football Playoff will not announce their final rankings until Dec. 20. The rankings had previously been revealed on or around Dec. 8. The Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl semifinal games will take place Jan. 1 and the national title game is scheduled take place in Miami on Jan. 11.

Kent State: Former Lake Erie (D-II – OH) defensive line coach Ashton Scott has accepted a graduate assistant position with the Golden Flashes, per source.

Lake Erie (D-II – OH): Lake Erie College is seeking a Graduate Assistant to start immediately. The position pays a stipend and comes with a full tuition waiver. There are no meals or housing provided. Employment is contingent on the ability of being accepted into the MBA program at Lake Erie College. Please send all hiring materials to: [email protected].

West Texas A&M (D-II): West Texas A&M is seeking applicants for an immediate Offensive Assistant position, WR. This is a great opportunity for a young coach looking to gain on the field and recruiting experience. Prior coaching experience at WR is required. This position is full-time with benefits. Additional info on salary, and other job responsibilities, please contact: [email protected]. Interested candidates apply at: www.wtamu.edu Position will be posted for 48 hours.

American: As Power 5 leagues go with (mostly) conference-only schedules, the American is moving forward with its original schedule.

D-III: NCAA Division III championships for Fall sports have been cancelled.

Lake Erie (D-II – OH): Per source, Conor Reilly has been hired as defensive line coach. Reilly previously served as the defensive line coach at Walsh.

Kilgore (JC – TX): Former TCU defensive quality control coach and graduate assistant Jason Teague has joined the program as defensive coordinator, per source.

NCAA: A decision on fall championships will be made “no later than August 21st” the NCAA announced today.

Juniata (D-III – PA): Per source, former Colts Bill Walsh Diversity Intern and former Village Christian Academy (NC) head coach Emerson Martin has been hired as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach.

Judson (NAIA – IL): Judson University is seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant. No preference on Offense or Defense, looking for the best possible candidate. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional knowledge of strategy, successful recruiting ability, and strong leadership. Photoshop expertise preferred. Applicants must have a strong Christian faith and a desire to work within Judson University’s Christian mission. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coaching a position, recruiting, and investing in the academic & spiritual growth of players. Tuition, monthly stipend and free off-campus housing are provided. Valid Drivers License and Vehicle are mandatory. Judson University is a nationally recognized Christian university located 30 miles West of Chicago. Judson competes in the NAIA. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Email resume, Christian statement of faith in Jesus Christ, and references to Offensive Coordinator Matthew Finnin at [email protected].

East Texas Baptist (D-III – TX): East Texas Baptist University, a strong Christian institution, is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Defensive Graduate Assistant Football Coach (LBs or DL). This is a Graduate Assistant Position and required admission into our graduate program (2.7 GPA required from Undergraduate degree) (1/2 Tuition covers and a monthly stipend, NO benefits, No housing). The Graduate Assistant Football Coach is responsible for, but not limited to, assist the head football coach in the leadership and direction of the program; organize practice sessions, participate in the preparation of student-athletes for competition and provide positive guidance to students off the field. Recruit prospective student-athletes committed to academic and athletic excellence. Interested candidates should email their (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) references, and (4) statement on your Philosophy of Christ Centered Athletics to [email protected]. Please no phone calls.

Mountain West: Brett McMurphy tweets that the Mountain West is expected to finalize an 8-game conference and 2-game non conference schedule today.

American Athletic Conference: Later today, the league is expected to announce an 8-game conference schedule and the ability for teams to schedule as many as four non-conference games, according to multiple reports. The Sun Belt revealed a very similar plan recently.

Turner Gill: Former Buffalo, Kansas and Liberty head coach Turner Gill has accepted an executive vice president role at Liberty. Gill had previously spent time on Chad Morris’ Arkansas staff as executive director for student-athlete and staff development after retiring from coaching after the 2018 season.

Maryland: The Terps are preparing to begin the season with no fans in attendance, under guidance from the local health department and will not have season tickets for the 2020 season.

Colorado State: An update on the significant allegations levied against Steve Addazio’s staff yesterday.

Big Ten: The Big Ten has released their full conference schedule.

UConn: UConn is cancelling their 2020 football season. 

Moked Analytics: Coaches and staff from 80 FBS, FCS and DII programs participated in the first-of-its-kind 2020 Moked Analytics College Football How and Why Study.  Find out the two head coach philosophy factors that predicted on-field productivity.  Discover how programs across the college football landscape approach 13 key areas of program management.  Learn more and get the report via this link.

NCAA: The NCAA did not take action on fall championships at its Board of Governors meeting today. That means we’ll have to rinse and repeat this piece for the next Board meeting.

Colorado State: Ten athletes and staffers came forward to the local paper blowing the whistle on a COVID-19 cover-up campaign at CSU. Details here.

FootballScoop Online Clinic 2020: Catch all 100 videos from the FootballScoop Online Clinic here.

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.

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