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The Scoop - Monday August 19, 2019

Monday August 19, 2019

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#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – XFL – FBS – FCS

Arkansas State: Blake Anderson is taking a leave of absence from the team to be with his family as his wife, Wendy, battles breast cancer. More here.

Hugh Freeze: Appearing in good sprits and sounding like his same old self, Hugh Freeze has released a health update from his hospital bed.

#ScholarshipAlert: Utah hid news of scholarships for two of its walk-ons in a pizza box and behind a pair of sunglasses

AP Top 25: No surprises at the top of the preseason AP Top 25, though there was at least one surprise at the bottom.

Nebraska: Black alternate unis are officially back for the Huskers.

Big Ten: New nearly $80 million Big Ten facility includes a bowling alley and some other impressive elements.

LSU: Over the weekend, LSU officially announced Bill Johnson as its defensive line coach for this season. We reported this earlier this week.

Finally, a celebratory chain made specifically for offensive lineman

Hugh Freeze: Those back spasms that were bothering Freeze turned out to actually be something life threatening. Details here.

Hard Knocks: We don't have many details yet, but Washington State will be the focus of a Hard Knocks-style show on HBO this season. Will anyone else join them?

New Mexico: New Mexico Football is looking for a Director of Football Operations. Interested and qualified applicants should send their resume to cdavie@unm.edu. No phone calls please.

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