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The Five O'Clock Shadow

Photo via Jim Davis / Boston Globe

Photo via Jim Davis / Boston Globe

News & Notes...

  • According to multiple reports, Louisville receivers coach Lamar Thomas is nearing a deal to become the wide receivers coach at Kentucky (Bobby Petrino's reaction is priceless...via ASeaofBlue). The Scoop expects plenty more movement in the coming days as attention returns to finishing out staffs...and new vacancies are created by poaching.
  • Randy Edsall is back in the game as director of football research/special projects for the Detroit Lions.
  • Mark Emmert signed a new contract with the NCAA, keeping him employed through October 2020 with a one-year option.
  • Justin Tuck is retiring after a decade in the NFL.
  • The annual Super Bowl media day moves to tonight, which could should make for some interesting commentary (festivities begin 8pm ET on NFL Network).

Now for the rest of the story...

Don't stare too closely at the numbers, but this chart has some truth your kids should see:

- The best article from the weekend:

- Jay Hopson signed a brutal deal to become the head coach at Southern Miss.

- The NFL just keeps making money...

- Courtesy of USA Today:

- Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor answered the question, "What happens to exposed skin during a football game played in minus-6 degree temperatures?" ESPN reports the windchill was minus-25 for the Seahawks wild-card game at Minnesota, the third coldest game in NFL history.

- About 30 posts so far on The Scoop today.