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The Scoop - Friday August 11, 2017

Friday August 11, 2017


Please join us in keeping Oregon head coach Willie Taggart & his extended family in your prayers as his father John has passed away.

Florida: Jim McElwain has granted extensions to five of his assistants, according to documents obtained by Gator Bait. Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will now make $842,000 (plus a $300,000 retention bonus) on a 2-year deal running through 2018, defensive line coach Chris Rumph netted a 3-year extension with a raise to $600,000 (plus $225,000 in total retention bonuses), and linebackers coach Tim Skipper, tight ends coach Greg Nord and wide receivers coach Kerry Dixon all earned 2-year extensions through 2018. Skipper will make $456,000, Nord $420,000 and Dixon $300,000 (plus $60,000 in retention bonuses).

Army: The Army West Point Football Program is seeking interns in both player personnel and with graphic design. Internships are available immediately. Schedules are created on an individual basis regarding dates and hours per week. The Graphic Design - Player Personnel Internships are unpaid but will offer unique experience in a rapidly growing sector of college athletics. For more information please contact director of player personnel Jansen Petagna ( Please include a current resume and a brief letter of interest.

Arkansas: Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads' contract has been finalized reports WholeHogSports who adds Rhoads' contract runs only through June 2018, at an annual salary of $700,000. His contract includes Arkansas' standard non-compete clause prohibiting Rhoads from accepting another job in the SEC, other than as a head coach.

A high school player died yesterday when a log he & teammates were carrying fell on him. Let us all learn from this terrible tragedy.

Findlay (D-II - OH): Darius Davis, the former defensive line coach at Wooster, has been hired to coach the defensive line, source tells FootballScoop.

Ken Niumatalolo on assistant coaches speaking to the media: “If I couldn’t trust them talking to the media, how the heck can I trust them to work for me?”

Wooster (D-III - OH): Source tells FootballScoop, KevinJo Atkins is the new defensive line coach at College of Wooster. Atkins is the former defensive line coach at La Costa Canyon HS (CA).

Mike Gundy explains why the modern practice approach is so much better than the old school way