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The Scoop - Thursday October 6, 2016

Thursday October 6, 2016


Hurricane Matthew: Florida-LSU has been cancelled, or postponed. Read more here. Meanwhile, Georgia-South Carolina has been delayed until Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. The game will be aired on SEC Network.

Penn State: Athletic director Sandy Barbour reiterated her support for head coach James Franklin today to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, noting that he is the "long term" answer for the football program.

Six thoughts on the six biggest games of Week 6.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons violated the league and union work out rules prohibiting excessive contact during off season workouts and will forfeit three days of organized team activities in 2017.

Hurricane Matthew: The Charlotte-Florida Atlantic game has been "tentatively rescheduled" for Sunday at noon. All other games remain in a holding pattern at the moment.

FootballScoop Pick 'Em: Week 6.

Houston: Tom Herman was asked in MMQB about if he'd want to coach in the NFL, and his response was, "Not right now. I love what I do right now and I love getting young men at this stage in their life and really being able to shape them into better husbands and fathers in four years because anyone can teach the cover 2 or the zone read."

Tom Herman: "Our coaches get reprimanded if they don't tweet enough"

West Liberty (D-II - WV): West Liberty University needs a game November 4th (Week 10) of the 2017 season and November 3rd (Week 10) of the 2018 season. Would prefer to be at home in 2017 and will travel in 2018. Could be a Thursday night game but prefer a Saturday game during the day. Interested programs can contact coach Brad Forshey at

2 QB Runs From Empty Sets: The viability of a running QB produces a numbers advantage for the offense and using them from Empty sets clarifies vanilla run boxes presented by the defense. Matt Burleson, the head coach at Telfair County High School (GA), details the QB trap and QB dive schemes he'll use against five and six man run boxes in an exclusive clinic report on Last season, Telfair's QBs ran for nearly 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns just on these two concepts alone. Both are inexpensive concepts that are already part of his offensive play menu in other personnel groupings. Read the report here.

Warm Up: #LinemanProblems, Minnesota to host a bacon tailgate Saturday for students, and another ridiculous NFL fine. Thursday's One Minute Warm Up.