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The Scoop - Friday September 15, 2017

Friday September 15, 2017


Please join us in praying for the family of longtime college offensive line coach Walt Klinker, who passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. Klinker coached at Northern Iowa, New Mexico, Hawaii, Missouri State, and Kansas and played at Colorado under the legendary Buck Nystrom.

Youngstown State: Convicted rapist Ma'lik Richmond, who after being told he could practice but not play this season, quit the YSU football team. Bo Pelini went to Steubenville to try to convince him to come back. Richmond has now sued the University (seeking compensatory damages), and received a temporary order forcing the team to welcome him back (he quit???) and, well, there's more... Saturday Update> No, you won't believe this; but Bo Pelini played the convicted rapist in garbage time.

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals have let go offensive coordinator Ken Zampese and named quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor as his replacement. The club has scored nine points in its 0-2 start. Lazor previously coordinated offenses for the Redskins, Seahawks, Eagles and Dolphins.

Humboldt State (D-II - CA): In regards to the ongoing possibility of killing the football program, former Lumberjacks player and assistant coach Taylor Mitchell has written a public response, which we have re-posted here.

Davenport (D-II - MI):Davenport University a member of the GLIAC is looking for a 2018 week one matchup. Looking for a division 2 matchup but will also consider a Division 1AA matchup. If you have an opening please contact Head Coach Sparky McEwen at

UW-Stevens Point (D-III): UW-Stevens Point is seeking a home and home series for 2018-2019 in Week 3, or Week 4. If interested, please email We also have openings in 2020-2021.

Catawba College (D-II - NC): Catawba College in Salisbury, NC is looking to fill a open date on October 6, 2018. Will consider both Home and home or one year deal. If interested, please contact Head Coach Curtis at Walker

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