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The Scoop - Wedneday November 1, 2017

Wednesday November 1, 2017


Oregon State: Rick Neuheisel said today he will not pursue the Oregon State job but would entertain a conversation should the Beavers pursue him. Neuheisel is previously the head coach at Colorado, Washington and UCLA, and last coached in 2011.

Cleveland Browns: The club's 1-23 record under Hue Jackson has led to some speculation none other than Peyton Manning could parachute in as a football czar.

South Florida: Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Charlie Strong said, "I want to be here next year."

Tennessee: Vol For Life Coordinator Antone Davis has resigned due to a hostile work environment, according to GoVols 247. The site reports that Davis has seen decreasing duties in a job he held since 2012 and was told to make his own travel arrangement to away games. Davis is a former All-SEC offensive tackle for the Vols who played in the NFL for seven seasons.

Scott Frost: An update on his buyout at Central Florida and his candidacy at Florida and Nebraska.

Coaching status reports:SEC - Where change is coming.

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Oklahoma State: The new contract that Mike Gundy and university officials signed this year states that if Gundy is fired for insubordination toward his athletic director, he is entitled to a buyout of $500k per year or partial year that remain on his contract, according to Steve Berkowitz. Gundy's deal has a rolling five-year term, with an initial end date of December 31, 2012, with an automatic one-year extension every January 1, "unless the school provides written notice within seven days" after OK State's last game of any season, Berkowitz adds.

UW-Stevens Point (D-III): UWSP is seeking candidates for a graduate assistant football coach (Expected start date will be January, 2018). This coach will have their own position group, recruiting territory and special team responsibilities. Will have other duties associated with being a full time coach. This position includes a $12,000 stipend, no housing, no meals. Position will be expected to enroll in at least one graduate OR one undergraduate level class per semester. For the right candidate there may be a possible tuition discount. Coaching and/or playing experience at RB or WR preferred. Candidates with a diverse background are encouraged to apply. Email cover letter, resume and list of references to NO phone calls at this time.

Puget Sound (D-III - WA): University of Puget Sound is looking to fill one open date in 2018-2019 with a home and home series. Open dates in 2018 are September 1st,September 8th or September 22nd. The 2018 game must be a home game. Please contact Head Coach Jeff Thomas at

UW-River Falls (D-III): The University of Wisconsin River Falls is seeking Division III or NAIA opponents for Week 3 (September 21st), or Week 4 (September 28th) 2019. We are looking for a home and home series. Return date would be Sept. 19th or Sept 26th of 2020. We are also looking for a home and home series for Week 3 or 4 of 2020 and 2021. If anyone is interested in playing, please email

Florida Tech (D-II): Florida Institute of Technology is looking to fill open dates in 2018-2019. Open dates in 2018 are September 1st, September 8th and September 29th. Open dates in 2019 are September 7th, September 14th and October 5th. Interested in all options. Please contact Head Coach Steve Englehart at or (321)674-8230.

Virginia Union (D-II): Virginia Union University is currently looking for a D2 opponent for the 2018/2019 seasons for the following dates: 9/21/19 and 9/15/18. Interested programs can contact We are willing to consider away and home options.

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