The Scoop – Tuesday August 4, 2020

Tuesday August 4, 2020

Judy Gundy, Mike & Cale’s mother, passed away Sunday. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the Gundy family.


Long-time coach Keven Lightner is currently battling Covid in a Lincoln, NE hospital ICU. Prayers & support would be greatly appreciated.

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.

Buffalo: Greg Colby has been announced as a new defensive analyst on Lance Leipold’s staff.

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.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints have named former director of pro scouting Terry Fontenot as their new VP / assistant general manager – pro personnel.

SEC: The SEC has set its preseason practice schedule for this year, beginning two weeks from yesterday.

North Park (D-III – Chicago, IL): North Park University, located in Chicago, Illinois, is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Football Coach. This is VIDEO/ GRAPHIC DESIGN position, with coaching responsibilities possible for the right candidate.  Compensation includes $6,000, a master’s degree, and a partial meal plan.  Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, gain acceptance into one of North Park’s graduate programs, and have a personal commitment to North Park’s mission of Christian higher education.  Strong interpersonal skills, a tireless work ethic, and a desire to learn are essential to the position.  If interested, please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Head Coach Kyle Rooker at [email protected].

Chattanooga at Western Kentucky: This game, originally slated for Sept. 3, has been pushed back. New date TBD.

Ohio State: Wide receiver CJ Saunders has had his request for a sixth year of eligibility denied by the NCAA, and Ryan Day shared today that Saunders will be a part of the Buckeyes coaching staff in some capacity this year.

Lincoln Riley: Oklahoma’s quarterback whisperer explains why he values instincts over numbers when it comes to quarterback battles.

Sun Belt: The league has announced that their season will begin over Labor Day and will play 8 conference games and up to 4 non-conference contests.

Gary Patterson: Gary Patterson has apologized, called the events that transpired a teachable moment.

Nick Rolovich: Rolo has released a statement following the release of a recorded phone call between he and one of his players.

Coastal Carolina: Colton Korn has now officially been named coordinator of player personnel and NFL liaison for the Chanticleers.

Big 12: The last of the Power Five conferences – The Big 12 – has decided what their schedule will look like for 2020.

Mansfield (Sprint – PA): Mansfield University seek 2-3 coaches for the Spring season. We need a QB coach and two defensive coaches. The season will go from 2/1/21-4/30/21. Salary is $3000 plus luxury dorm room with own bathroom, fridge and microwave. A knowledge of PA, NY, and NJ high schools is a bonus. Resumes to Head  Coach John Evans at [email protected]. Priority will be given to candidates from the Northeast.

TCU: Following a surprising allegation, some players refused to practice yesterday morning after a player raised allegations against Gary Patterson. Many of his teammates spoke out to correct the record. Have a look.

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.

Washington State: Without his knowledge or consent, a player recorded a phone call with head coach Nick Rolovich. The player then leaked the contents and eventually the audio of the call. Take a look.

XFL: The assets of the XFL have been purchased. Have a look at the former wrestler and TV star who is now running the show.

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

Valparaiso (FCS – IN): Valparaiso University is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about being a high level equipment manager. Duties include organization and inventory of football equipment/apparel, locker room organization, field set-up/tear-down, and in practice responsibilities. Small stipend is included. Great opportunity to get your foot in the door. Anyone interested, please send information to [email protected]. Looking to fill the position ASAP.

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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