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The Scoop - Thursday August 16, 2018

Thursday August 16, 2018

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Please join us in praying for former Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX) defensive coordinator and longtime Texas high school coach David Hughes, who passed away Sunday after a long illness. He was 64.

New Orleans Saints: Former Redskins senior personnel executive Scott Campbell has joined the Saints as an area scout, per Neil Stratton.

Sun Belt: Commissioner Karl Benson has officially announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2019. He is the only person to serve as commissioner of three separate conferences; Benson led the MAC and WAC before the Sun Belt.

Alabama planning major upgrades for Bryant-Denny Stadium, Mal Moore Athletic Facility as part of 10-year, $600 million capital project

Ohio State: Days away from Ohio State's self-imposed deadline, here's where things stand in the Urban Meyer investigation.

Idaho: The State Board of Education has elected to fire athletic director Rob Spear. Spear had been on paid administrative leave dating back to April 3rd while the school had two independent investigators study the athletic department's handing of sexual assault and harassment complaints.

New Mexico: The University of New Mexico Football program is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director of Football Operations / Recruiting position. Interested candidates, please send your resumes to lobofb@unm.edu. No phone calls please.

Maryland: Jordan McNair's father publicly called for DJ Durkin to be fired this morning. Maryland has a closed door board meeting tomorrow. Was this video the tipping point?

Nick Saban: Watch how the head coach of the Tide talks to his team about mental toughness after practice.

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Colorado State: Mike Bobo gave an update last night on his health situation that has caused him to miss practice.

Ohio State: Curtis Knox II, who worked in player personnel and recruiting for the Buckeyes, has accepted a scouting position with the NFL combine and National Football Scouting staff, per source.

Oregon: The Ducks revealed their new uniforms last night. Take a look.