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The Scoop - Friday August 3, 2018

Friday August 3, 2018

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Zach Smith: On local 105.7 radio this afternoon Zach Smith says Gene Smith called him in 2015 to discuss the 2015 incident. Smith never said whether Urban discussed the 2015 incident with him at the time. He added that he didn't think he should be fired; but understood who Ohio State did it.

Urban Meyer: Urban has dropped his big statement of defending himself, which leads to only more questions.

Ohio State: It was inevitable Matt Campbell would be asked about a possible Ohio State opening, and the inevitable arrived on Friday.

West Alabama (D-II): Three-time national champion football coach Bobby Wallace has been hired as AD.

Florida State: Longtime 'Noles defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews has joined the staff as special assistant to the head coach.

Urban Meyer: How a single quote led Urban Meyer to being put on administrative leave, and why the words you say matter.

Lindenwood-Belleville (NAIA - IL): Christian Williams has joined the staff as running backs coach, we are told.

King’s College (D-III - PA): King’s College seeks a wide receivers coach. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing or coaching at the collegiate level. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group, on the road recruiting in a specific area, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), and all other duties assigned by the head football coach, and offensive coordinator. Salary is $9,000. Housing is not included but is available upon arrival. Some meals are included. Candidates will be expected to be here immediately upon accepting the job. Interested candidates should apply via email at

Saint Augustine (D-II - NC): Former Hampton (FCS - VA) quarterbacks coach Kameron Smith is the new offensive coordinator at Saint Augustine source tells FootballScoop.

The biggest game of opening weekend is....

Kentucky: Offensive line coach John Schlarman is dealing with an undisclosed health issue Mark Stoops said today. Stoops added Schlarman will continue coaching while undergoing testing. Please keep Coach in your prayers.

TCU: Former Frogs quarterback Kenny Hill will serve as a student assistant, working with quarterbacks, Gary Patterson said Thursday.

Orlando (AAF): Steve Spurrier is building his staff with those he knows...Pat Dooley is reporting Spurrier is hiring Bob Sanders, Jim Collins, Rod Broadway and Jimmy Ray Stevens.

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Georgia: Former Georgia Southern assistant Pat Bastien, who recently had accepted a position on Southern University’s staff, has accepted an off the field position on Kirby Smart’s staff at Georgia source tells FootballScoop.

Southern Illinois: Long-time XOS digital employee Gaizka Crowley has accepted the director of recruiting and player personnel role at Southern Illinois.

Atlanta (AAF): Billy Devaney has been named general manager of the Alliance's Atlanta club.

UConn: Source tells FootballScoop Lehigh running backs coach John Sibel has accepted a grad assistant position at UConn working with the receivers.