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The Scoop - Friday October 20, 2017

Friday October 20, 2017


Jim McElwain:CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reportedly theorized aloud (on radio) that Florida head coach Jim McElwain might run away from Florida. Dodd offered, "He's 3-3 halfway through his third season, but what about Jim McElwain, a guy from the west maybe sneaks out and takes Oregon State? -- 'Hey, I'm sick of it. Forget this. I don't need this aggravation, because these people don't appreciate what I've done.' It's going to be interesting to see." -- We simple folk at FootballScoop don't foresee the head coach at the University of Florida sneaking out west to take the Oregon State job. Presumably crazier things have happened; but we just don't see this one coming together.

Idaho: Head coach Paul Petrino has signed an extension through June 30, 2022 that will pay him a base salary of $446,000, making him the highest-paid coach in the Big Sky Conference when the Vandals drop down next season, according to the Idaho Statesman. The contract triggers a 1-year extension for each season with at least eight wins. Petrino is in his fifth season at Idaho. He led the program to a 9-4 mark with a win in the Potato Bowl last season.

RPI (D-III - NY):RPI is looking to fill two open dates. (1) Week #5 (9/29/2018) in need of a home game. (2) Week #4 (9/28/2019) home or away game. Possible guarantee for the 2018 game. If interested, please email Head Coach Ralph Isernia at

Lane Kiffin: A lawsuit has been dismissed against FAU head coach Lane Kiffin.

Nick Saban: What happens inside a program to cause a top-10 team to lose? Nick Saban explains.