Monday December 2, 2019

Old Dominion: Bobby Wilder’s farewell to ODU was anything but normal. In fact, it was much like his rise to the job.

BC Lions (CFL): Rich Campbell has been named head coach of the BC Lions organization. Campbell previously served as the head coach of the Ottawa Redblacks (CFL) since 2014.

Tuskegee (D-II – AL): Per source, linebackers coach Forrest Jackson will not return.

Florida State: An update on the ‘Noles search for their next head coach.

Washington: In shocking news, Chris Petersen has announced he will step down following their bowl game and defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake will become head coach. More here.

Broyles Award: Five finalists have been named for the Broyles Award.

Midwestern State (D-II – TX): Midwestern State Football is looking for a 2020 Week 7 Game (10/17/2020) and a 2020 Week 8 Game (10/24/2020) for the upcoming season. At least one of these games needs to be at home. Preferably a NCAA DII opponent. Interested in discussing any and all offers. Please email head coach Bill Maskill, at [email protected] or call his office at (940) 397-4421 if interested.

South Florida: A look at where this search is headed, per sources.

Ole Miss: Mike MacIntyre will serve as interim coach during the search. Ole Miss stated they plan to use Ventura Partners to assist in their search.

Western Carolina (FCS): Head coach Mark Spier has announced that three assistants will not be retained in defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach John Wiley, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Tyler Carlton, and outside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Mark Rhea.

Arkansas: An update on the status of Arkansas’ search, and one solid story as well.

North Texas: Here’s our story on Seth Littrell changing out both coordinators after a disappointing season.

NC State: Defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable is being let go the program has announced. Huxtable had been at NC State since 2013. Will update once it is clear if any additional changes are coming. AD Boo Corrigan added that Dave Doeren “is our football coach”.

FootballScoop App: We no longer support the FootballScoop App (mobile web is much better); however you can have one touch access to the site from your phone. Simple. Go to FootballScoop.com and hit “add to Home Screen” (see below).

Old Dominion: Amid multiple reports (and we can confirm) that Bobby Wilder has resigned at ODU, here’s our look at the Old Dominon job.

Cyber Monday: I guess “Cyber Monday” is still a thing. If so, we’ve got a recommendation. Missouri State head coach Dave Steckel (aka Stec), wrote a great book that coaches will devour: “The Fisherman – Leadership traits to win the game of life”. More on the book at the bottom of today’s post; but you can buy it from Amazon today for $12 and change. Enjoy!

Ole Miss: In a surprising move to the coaches involved, Ole Miss fired Matt Luke last night.

Texas: Tom Herman announced some pretty significant staff changes yesterday.

LSU: An update on the potential multi-team pursuit of LSU passing game coordinator / wide receivers coach Joe Brady.

Iron Bowl: There was some serious genius behind Gus Malzahn’s decision to trot out his punter in a key Iron Bowl moment against Nick Saban’s Tide over the weekend, which resulted in an illegal substitution penalty against Bama. Check out what Gus was able to pull off.

FirstDown PlayBook: The best playbook reference tool and play drawing tool available. Seeing is believing. See FirstDown PlayBook for free here.

South Carolina: Will Muschamp is making some changes on his staff.

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

The Fisherman teaches important leadership lessons through the unlikely friendship between a coach and a mysterious mentor who reveals ten traits vital to any effective leader. Coach Steckel’s 36 years as a football coach provides a unique insight into how to succeed on the football field and everyday life. This modern parable is for business leaders, coaches, and parents who know the challenge of leading people. Coach Steckel shares what he has learned and provides a framework for positive leadership filled with proven principles to help anyone become a better leader.

 

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