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The Scoop - Monday October 22, 2018

Monday October 22, 2018


Limestone College (D-II - SC): Limestone College has dismissed head coach Tony Ierulli after eight games into his tenure. "While our record and the level of competitiveness were both taken into account, there were several other factors that went into the decision to make a change at this point in the season," AD Mike Cerino said in a statement. "After listening to the team's student-athlete leadership, and talking with the administration, I thought it best not to delay in making this move." Offensive coordinator Brian Turk has been named interim head coach. The Saints' season ends Nov. 3 vs. Wingate.

Montana State (FCS): Head coach Jeff Choate has announced that wide receivers coach Matt Miller is being elevated to offensive coordinator in his third season with the team, Brian Armstrong (who had the title of offensive coordinator) will stay on board and continue to coach the tight ends and pass game coordinator Bob Cole has been let go.

Cleveland Browns: After dropping to 2-4-1 on the season, including a number of close games, Hue Jackson says that he will not be taking over play calling duties and adds that he wants helps offensive coordinator Todd Haley in any way he can, sharing "He's very open to it."

Harbaugh vs Dantonio: Michigan got the W on the field; but the two continue to talk (trash) even today...

Ohio State: There is tension within the program; and friction elsewhere. On the state of Ohio State football....

Eastern Kentucky (FCS): Offensive coordinator Angelo Mirando has been let go and assistant head coach / tight ends coach Tommy Zagorski will serve as the offensive coordinator for the rest of the season.

NC State: NC State is looking to hire someone in the recruiting office in the area of creative services producing video and marketing communication materials that consistently identify, drive and communicate information about players and the team on a variety of platforms, including but not limited to print, web, social media and internal team distribution; creates content for recruiting and helps with media, marketing and motivational strategy for the team. Works with the Director, Creative Media & Post-Production and coaching staff to produce internal highlight and motivational content. Works with Director, Player Personnel to produce creative and innovative content for incoming recruits. Knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. Work experience and knowledge of video production, including but not limited to shooting, non-linear editing, color correction, audio editing. Experience shooting football game action. Knowledge of professional and cinematic video cameras required. Experience within a Division I football program desired. See more details and how to apply via this link.

USC: USC is looking to fill their opening for the Director of Recruiting. This role will focus on the on-campus recruiting responsibilities for the football program. Please send a resume and list of references to Trey Johnson, Assistant Director of Player Personnel, at

Utah: Kyle Whittingham is due a $15,000 bonus for the Utes moving into the Amway Coaches Poll, and that bonus goes to$100k if they're in the final coaches or AP poll, per Steve Berkowitz.


Master of Sports Administration: The Master of Sport Administration (MSA) program focuses on developing a greater understanding and working knowledge of the needs within athletic departments in high school and college as well as professional sport and the sport business setting. Graduates from this online program will understand the organizational, financial, personnel and technology issues involved in sport and the sport business arena.

Benedictine (D-III - IL): Defensive line coach Ben Davis has been elevated to defensive coordinator.

Kentucky: Mark Stoops is looking at a $50,000 bonus if they bowl eligible Wildcats end up making a bowl game and by winning one more game, Stoops will trigger a 1-year contract extension and start collecting $25,000 per victory for the rest of the year, per Steve Berkowitz.

Is it time for the NCAA to create two different targeting penalties?

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South Carolina: Will Muschamp explains the downside of RPOs.

Bowl eligibility bonuses: The following coaches are due bonuses for reaching bowl eligibility, per Steve Berkowitz; Utah State's Matt Wells ($50k), Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley ($25k), Washington's Chris Petersen ($75k), Iowa's Kirk Ferentz ($100k), Western Michigan's Tim Lester ($25k), Houston's Major Applewhite ($10k), Georgia Southern's Chad Lunsofrd ($5k), Kentucky's Mark Stoops ($50k), UAB's Bill Clark ($25k for 6th win and $25k for bowl eligibility), Fresno State's Jeff Tedford ($100k), Washington State's Mike Leach ($75k), San Diego State's Rocky Long ($50k)