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The Scoop - Thursday October 25, 2018

Thursday October 25, 2018

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Tulsa: Tulsa AD Derrick Gragg he is "fully supportive" of head coach Philip Montgomery. “First of all, I’ll just state that I’m fully supportive of coach Montgomery,” Gragg told the Tulsa World. “I think everybody realizes that (the American Athletic Conference) is a higher level of competition. (Athletic directors) always say that they evaluate at the end of the year, but I think you evaluate as you go along and then you do a full evaluation at the end of the year. Right now, the evaluation is that we still have five games left. We can still become bowl eligible, and that’s where our focus is.” After going 10-3 in 2016, Tulsa went 2-10 in 2017 and is 1-6 this fall.

Maryland: The full report has now been released. We put the conclusion here. Headlines at many other outlets will focus on the word "Fear" in the program; but read the conclusion and see the numbers for yourself. As one respondent on Twitter said, "Makes Muschamp look credible in his critique of the media as well."

Arizona State: The Pac-12 has fined Arizona State defensive coordinator $5,000 for "comments that create doubts about the credibility of the Conference’s officiating program." You know what else creates doubt about the credibility of Pac-12 officiating? This.

Maryland: The Washington Post obtained a copy of the draft report from the investigation. Everything they read & wrote is in line with our article here. One addition from the WaPo was that the commission found, "during Mr. Durkin's tenure, the athletic department lacked a culture of accountability, did not provide adequate oversight of the football program, and failed to provide Mr. Durkin with the tools, resources, and guidance necessary to support and educate a first-time head coach in a major football conference."

Louisville: An update on the situation with Bobby Petrino.

Maryland: Report out of Maryland says the investigation into the program has found the culture under head coach DJ Durkin was not "toxic"; but there is a lot more to it.... 

Western Kentucky: AD Todd Stewart is "frustrated" by WKU's 1-6 start. His words provide some clarity on how he thinks the program should move forward.

Wofford (FCS - SC): Mike Ayers, who led the team for three decades before announcing his retirement in December of last year, will have the field officially named after him at halftime of their game against Mercer. Ayers stepped away with 218 career wins (207 at Wofford), which was fourth among active FCS head coaches at the time.

Salisbury (D-III - MD):Salisbury University, located on the Eastern Shore of MD is looking for 2 Home games in 2019 and will return the trips in 2020. Weeks Open are Week 2 (Sept 14th), Week 3 (Sept 21st) and Week 4 (Sept 28th). Please email Doug Fleetwood at edfleetwood@salisbury.edu or call at 410-543-6034.

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David Cutcliffe: Coach Cut pays the ultimate compliment to offensive linemen everywhere.

Al Golden: The former head coach of the Canes is suing Miami.

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Western Michigan: The Broncos have signed up for two more games against Michigan State complete with paydays of $1.5 million. WMU will now play the Spartans in 2019, 2022, and 2025.