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The Scoop - Wednesday November 23, 2016

Wednesday November 23, 2016


Please join us in praying for the daughter of BYU running backs coach Reno Mahe, whose three-year old daughter Elsie is in the hospital after an unfortunate accident in their home yesterday.

Missouri: Barry Odom has released a statement saying that defensive line coach Jackie Shipp has been let go.

Alma (D-III - MI): Alma College is looking to hire a full-time defensive line coach. The applicant’s primary responsibility will be to assist the Head Coach with the intercollegiate football program including but not limited to: coaching, recruiting qualified student athletes, fund raising, camps, developing practice schedules, building community support for the program, monitoring academic progress of student athletes, and knowledgeable of applicable NCAA rules. Applications Deadline – December 2, 2016. Minimum qualifications include Bachelor's Degree, college playing / coaching experience. Start date is January of 2017. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current résumé, Alma College application, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and nature of relationship of four (4) professional references via email to Tracy Howd, Administrative Assistant for Athletics at Read more on the position here.

Georgia: Louisiana Monroe deputy athletic director Josh Brooks is headed back to the University of Georgia as executive associate atheltic director. Brooks, who previously served as director of athletics at Millsaps, has significant experience at Georgia where he previously served in various capacities with the football staff and within the athletic department.

Broyles Award: The nominees have been announced for the 2016 Broyles Award.

Howard (FCS - Washington DC): Head coach Gary Harrell's contract is not being renewed. In 5 seasons at the helm, Harrell's Bison went 20-36. The University states they will begin the process to identify their next head coach shortly.

LSU: Jimbo Fisher has been offered the LSU head coaching position according to Charlie Hanagriff who has a weekday radio show in Baton Rouge. Hanagriff describes the offer as "an extremely substantial one".

Purdue: Dennis Dodd reports that Illinois State (FCS) head coach Brock Spack has interviewed for the Purdue job. Spack is a Purdue alum and previously served as an assistant with the Boilermakers for well over a decade during two different stints, serving as defensive coordinator for the program from 1997-2008. Spack has an overall record of 62-34 leading the Illinois State program.

Ohio State may be wearing new LeBron James cleats this weekend

Howard Payne (D-III - TX): The school has now officially posted their head coaching job and are accepting applications.

Wisconsin Eau-Claire (D-III):University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is looking for an opponent on September 9th 2017. Possible guarantees available. Please contact Dan Larson at if interested.

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!

Wisconsin River Falls (D-III): Wisconsin River Falls is looking for a Week 2 (Sept. 8th) or Week 4 Sept 22 game in 2018-2019. We are looking for a two-year contact. Anyone interested can contact coach Larson at

Warm Up: A high school state title game gets won on a walk-off Hail Mary, 10 ways to be a great teammate, and a fan washes down a huge college basketball upset with a court storming and some bleach?

West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II): West Virginia Wesleyan has an open date on 9/30/17 and 9/29/18. Interested in scheduling a guarantee game versus an FCS program. If interested, please contact Del Smith at

2016-17 College Head Coaching Changes