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The Scoop - Thursday October 27, 2016

Thursday October 27, 2016


Penn State: A jury has awarded former assistant coach Mike McQueary $7.3 million in a defamation suit against the school. Read more here.

#Nuggets: The downside of the Playoff, a pattern at Texas and other thoughts on Week 9 in college football.

Danube Dragons (Vienaa, Austria): The Danube Dragons of Austria are currently looking for an experienced coach to fill the OC / QB coaching position for the 2017 season. Time frame, February 1st through seasons end, latest end of July. Candidates should have college coaching experience or extensive high school coaching experience on the offensive side of the ball and must display knowledge and have experience using HUDL. Position offers: Round Trip Flight, Monthly Stipend, Furnished Apartment, Health Insurance and Public Transportation Pass. Interested coaches please send updated resumes to head coach Stefan Pokorny at


USA Football National Conference: The nation's largest annual gathering of high school & youth football stakeholders will occur January 27th - 29th in Orlando, FL at the Pro Bowl. Take your coaching standard to the next level:

  • Network with some of the nation's elite high school coaches & administrators
  • Learn from some of the top minds in football
  • Access to sessions on sports nutrition, strength & conditioning, program building and position specific development
  • An immersive football experience

See the full schedule and register today!

Packaging Gap Schemes With Pre-Snap and Post-Snap Options: Sure, gap schemes are a mainstay in most offensive packages, but how many coaches are pairing them with front side quick screens, backside choice routes, quarterback keep reads and pop passes all built in? What may seem like a complicated process for the quarterback, it's what Lee Weber, the head coach at Wamego High School calls the "quintessential packaged play" because it makes the defense defend every inch of the field. In this exclusive clinic report on, Coach Weber writes about how he compartmentalizes his gap run concept to identify and take advantage of weaknesses in defensive scheme, leverage, space and alignment. Read the report here.

Southwest Baptist (D-II - MO):Southwest Baptist University is looking to fill open dates in the 2017 season. Open dates in 2017 is November 4th. Will consider all options. Please contact head coach Robert Clardy at

Iowa DC Phil Parker says rule changes are turning football into "flag football"

Michigan: Defensive coordinator Don Brown was asked about his desire in becoming a head coach again, and he responded by saying "I don't think beyond what I'm doing," before adding "Let's just say this, if this ended up being it for me, I'd be more than happy." Brown led the UMass program from 2004-2008 and was the head coach at FCS Northeastern prior to that.

Drake (FCS - IA):Drake University is looking for a home game on 9/9/17. Interested programs can contact Dave Haskin at

Warm Up: Inside a CFL staff meeting, what great linebacker play looks like, and a D-II head coach goes #FearTheBeard. Thursday's One Minute Warm Up.

2016-2017 Head Coaching Changes