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The Scoop - Friday October 28, 2016

Friday October 28, 2016


Baylor: After months of silence, some Baylor regents have come forward to explain why they fired Art Briles.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Gus Bradley told reporters following last night's loss he will not be making any changes to his coaching staff.

Big 12: The conference has announced that there will be no division next year, and that the top two teams will play in a Big 12 Championship game. "The guaranteed No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup will be a great game for our fans, and it’s hard to imagine a stronger position for a conference champion," commissioner Bob Bowlsby noted in the release. Odd part here is that the coaches had, reportedly, voted 7-3 in favor of splitting into divisions; but the Big 12 will not do so.

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Simpson College (D-III - IA):Simpson College is looking for a game onSeptember 2, 2017. Looking for a two year commitment and willing to have 2017 game be home or away. Also looking for a two year agreement for 2018/2019 (Week 2) with 2018 being a home game. Please contact Coach Matt Jeter at matt.jeter@simpson.eduif interested.

Boston College: Despite suffering through an ongoing 12-game ACC losing streak, Boston College is more likely to allow AD Brad Bates's contract to expire next summer and give Steve Addazio the 2017 season to turn it around rather than make a coaching change this season, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today. In contrast to what Wolken is hearing, we've heard chatter along different lines with the possibility of additional leadership being brought on in the coming months. We'll keep you posted.

Marty Schottenheimer: Marty Schottenheimer, who led the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Cheifs, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers at times during his coaching career, has been battling Alzheimers for the past five years, according to a report from Tony Grossi of ESPN. Please join us in keeping coach Schottenheimer and his family in your prayers as he continues to battle the disease.

USA Football: USA Football has announced three new members of their Board of Directors: NFL Director of Football Development Matt Birk, high school coach and former US National Team member Brad Smithey and AFCA Executive Director Todd Berry.

Mike McQueary: A jury has ruled Penn State University defamed former receivers coach Mike McQueary and awarded him $7.3 million in damages. McQueary has a separate case going as well against Penn State for firing him in retaliation for his role in bringing the scandal to light.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Jags owner Shad Kahn noted after the Jags 36-22 loss to the Titans last night that he sticking by Gus Bradley, according to the Florida Times Union. Bradley is off to a 2-5 start this year and is 14-41 since taking over the franchise in 2013.

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North Greenville (D-II - SC): North Greenville University (D-II-SC) has openings for the 2017 season on dates 9-16-17 and 10-28-17. Would prefer D-II opponent. If interested contact DFO Thomas Phillips at

Warm Up: Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber tries to tackle Braxton Miller, 12-year old describes best coach, is Nick Saban a shooter or passer during pickup games, and trouble for Under Armour? Friday's One Minute Warm Up.

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