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The Scoop - Thursday November 17, 2016

Thursday November 17, 2016


Nuclear Winter II: Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M are chasing the same coach, and Oregon just hired who??? The latest (ficticious) updates in Nuclear Winter II.

GoRout: Our good friends at GoRout announced a number of truly impressive things last night, but this one you simply have to see...

Liberty: Jeff Barber has resigned as athletics director, effective immediatey.

SkyCoach: SkyCoach is hiring! We are looking for a Sales Rep in the Atlanta area. Territory will be Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. Sales experience preferred, but not necessary. Must have contacts with football coaches in these areas. Please email with resumes and interest.

Oberlin (D-III - OH): Associate head coach / offensive coordinator Keith Grabowski has resigned to focus on his business ventures.

St. Olaf (D-III - MN): Head coach Craig Stern will not return next season as the school announced that it would move in a new direction with the program. Stern spent 13 seasons on the staff at St. Olaf, the past four as head coach where he compiled 6-34 overall mark. Justin Lerfald, who served as defensive coordinator last season and is a longtime St. Olaf assistant, has been named the interim head coach.

Syracuse: Dino Babers has announced the hirings of Kramer Cook and Steve Schrum as quality control assistants for recruiting as Seth Reedy as a recruiting assistant in charge with graphic design. Operations and recruiting assistant Jeff LePak will transition to a special teams quality control assistant.

Missouri Western (D-II): Head coach Jerry Partridge has been relieved of duties.

Fort Scott CC (KS): Head coach Curtis Horton, defensive coordinator Jeff Kelly and special teams coordinator Kory Vaught have been let go. Quarterbacks coach Kale Pick has been promoted to head coach.

It's back -- Coaching Nuclear Winter II: The Big One

Glenville State (D-II - WV): Per source, head coach David Hutchison will not return after compiling a 34-32 record in six seasons.

Ole Miss: Barney Farrar, Ole Miss' assistant athletic director for high school and junior college relations, has been placed on administrative leave, according to a report from

"Landmarking" Your Red Line Run Game: At Rose-Hulman IT (IN) the "red line" is referred to as the line four yards from the sideline. It's a landmark used in the Fightin' Engineers wide zone run game such as jet sweep and power read where the ball carrier knows he cannot cutback or be at the risk of absorbing blindside hits from backside pursuit players. This is why offensive coordinator Brian White teaches his runners to reach specific landmarks on these concepts before he can make any cuts. Coach White spoke exclusively with X&O Labs detailing these landmarks, and how they change upon the defensive front. To read this report on, click here.

Pace (D-II - NY): Sources tell FootballScoop that offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Chad Walker has resigned.

Willamette (D-III - OR): Offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Bobby Johnson has resigned to pursue other opportunities, per source.

Lynn: Former Towson quality control coach Ron Davis is being promoted to director of athletic events / assistant to the AD.

Adrian (D-III - MI): Adrian College is seeking an away game for September 29th, 2018. Two game series preferred. Contact Harry Bailey at or 517-416-7197 if interested.

Dixie State (D-II - CO):Dixie State University has an open date on Oct.6th of 2018 and Oct. 12th of 2019. Looking for a D2/NAIA or FCS guarantee. Interested programs can contact head coach Shay McClure at 435-652-7746.

Warm Up: Today marks the ten year anniversary that the legendary Bo Schembechler left us, a great acronym for S.O.F.T players, and another reason why @CoachSamz refuses to run. Thursday's One Minute Warm Up.

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