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The Scoop - Tuesday August 28, 2018

Tuesday August 28, 2018


Louisville: Contracts have been obtained by the Courier-Journal for defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder, linebackers coach Ryan Beard and corners coach Grady Brown. VanGorder's deal is three years at $950,000 per year. Beard will make $150,000 under a one year deal and Brown's one year deal is worth $200,000. VanGorder spent the 2017 season as an analyst at Oklahoma State and was with Georgia as an analyst later in the 2016 season after being let go at Notre Dame (where he was defensive coordinator) early that year.

LSU: Athletic director Joe Alleva stated today LSU will spend roughly $30 million to fix their football operations building up. Adding when Nick Saban got it built it was "probably the finest in the country. Now, it's not."

Illinois: After originally saying his existing staff could "absorb" cornerbacks coach Donnie Abraham's resignation, Lovie Smith has promoted his son, Miles Smith, from graduate assistant to cornerbacks coach. “Adding Miles to the full-time staff gives us continuity at those positions for this year, and allows for our staff to continue their original responsibilities," Lovie Smith said. “I'm very proud to be able to work with my son, but, most importantly, he'll be an excellent leader for the young men he coaches.”

Kennesaw State (FCS - GA): Kennesaw State has extended head coach Brian Bohannon by three years, keeping him under contract through 2023. “What coach Bohannon has accomplished in such a short amount of time is incredible,” Kennesaw State AD Milton Overton said. “He is a special leader, great family man and true ambassador for Kennesaw State University." Bohannon has been Kennesaw State's head coach since the program launched on March 24, 2013, and led the Owls to a Big South championship, 12-2 mark and a No. 8 final ranking in 2017. Financial terms were not disclosed.

College Football Playoff: CFP executive director Bill Hancock reiterated on CBS Radio on Monday that the Playoff still has confidence in Gene Smith's ability to perform his selection committee duties. "He made a mistake of judgment, which he acknowledged," Hancock said. "We have full belief in Gene’s ability to make decisions in the selection process."

Waynesburg (D-III - PA): Waynesburg University is looking for a pre-season scrimmage beginning in 2019. Contact Head Coach at

Texas A&M: The player who brought complaints of NCAA violations and improper treatment against Jimbo Fisher's staff has been kicked off the team at Arizona.

We're *thisclose* to kickoff, so here's an 8-pack of Nuggets to tide you over until Thursday.

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