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The Scoop - Tuesday November 1, 2016

Tuesday November 1, 2016

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CFP: The first College Football Playoff rankings were released today. Let's all remember to breathe deeply and exhale.

Baylor: In a release from interim President Dr. David E. Garland, Baylor points out that the reason that no assistants were fired in the wake of the sexual assault findings was because the school decided "it would be unfair to remove those further down in the organization for the mistakes of their leaders."

Virginia Tech: The Hokies have announced an extension for AD Whit Babcock through 2024.

Les Miles: Speaking to SI, Les said, "I have 10 or 12 years left in me."

UConn: Head coach Bob Diaco noted today that tight ends coach / offensive coordinator Frank Verducci will no longer call plays and that running backs coach / director of player engagement David Corley will take over offensive coordinator duties. Corley worked with the Husky running backs in 2014 before moving to wide receivers in 2015. Prior to that he spent six seasons at William and Mary, coaching the running backs and then the quarterbacks, serving as wide receivers coach / pass game coordinator for the program in 2013.

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Chicago Bears: Following their 20-10 victory over the Vikings, John Fox was asked about the report from Ian Rapoport on Sunday that an outside consultant had been brough in to take a look at the Bears organization and Fox responded by stating, "I can tell you there is no truth to that report. This is as unified of an organization and a football team that I've ever been associated with. The National Enquirer has a lot of reports too."

UCLA: According to Dan Wolken, "indications" are that Jim Mora's job with the Bruins is safe, but staff changes "are coming."

Anna Maria College (D-III - MA): The school has announced that head coach Vincent Sinagra will step down at the end of the 2016 season. Sinagra spent five seasons leading the program and was an assistant coach prior to that.

In defense of high school football.

Fresno State: "All signs point to" Jeff Tedford being the Bulldogs' next head coach, according to Marek Warszawski of the Fresno Bee.

Illinois: Responding to ESPN reports that he is "miserable" at Illinois after a 2-6 start and could return to the NFL this off season, Lovie Smith tweeted last night that he and his wife are "incredibly happy in Champaign. We Love this University and this community," before adding, "We look forward to working together to build Illinois Football into a championship program!"

Boston College: Defensive coordinator Jim Reid, who missed Saturday's win over NC State due to a medical condition, has returned to work.

Purdue: DHR International search firm has been brought on board to assist in the search for a new head coach, per Dan Wolken.

Warm Up: A play that will have defensive coordinators pulling their hair out, the best college football inspired kid costume of 2016, and this Dad wins the Dad of the Year award. Tuesday's One Minute Warm Up.

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