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The Scoop - Wednesday October 11, 2017

Wednesday October 11, 2017


Houston Nutt: Houston Nutt's legal team has now filed their lawsuit against Ole Miss, etc... in state court. You will recall his similar lawsuit, filed in federal court this Summer, was dismissed two months ago for lacking proper jurisdiction.

Shelley Meyer on navigating life as a coach's wife: "You just roll with it."

Humboldt State (D-II - CA): The Humboldt County board of supervisors has passed a resolution in a 4-0 vote to preserve the Humboldt State University athletic programs, according to the Times-Standard. A number of alums have banded together and received $1 million in pledged funds towards the goal of $2.5 million. Last month, reports surfaced that the school was seriously considering cutting it's football program due to budget concerns. Update> The resolution passed by this board is in no way binding on the University and we understand that the University is still taking a "wait and see" attitude towards financial pledges to keep football.

One college player has been kicked off his team for kneeling during the Anthem when the entire team had agreed on a different plan

Ohio State: The board of trustee's approved an 8% raise ($430,000) for Urban Meyer, according to Steve Berkowitz. Urban's contract calls for a 6% raise annually, which would have totaled $320,000. The bump brings his annual compensation to just over $6.4 million for 2017.

Michigan State: Butler Benton has been promoted to director of on-campus recruiting. Benton previously spent a year and a half at the University of New Orleans as director of student athlete enrichment, and prior to that spent over a year at Notre Dame as assistant director of player development, engagement, and academic enhancement. Benton is a former running back at Cincinnati under Dantonio.

Oregon State: Gary Andersen had some interesting comments regarding the assistants he hired in Corvallis.

Chowan University (D-II - NC): Chowan University located in Murfreesboro, NC is looking to fill an open date in 2018 and 2019. Open date as follows: Sept 22, 2018 & Sept 28, 2019. Need to be home in '18 & will travel in '19. Please contact Tim Place, Head Coach, at 252.398.6288 / PlaceT@Chowan.Edu or Pat Mashuda, Athletic Director, at 252.398.6244 or at

#WarmUp: Perhaps Mike Leach's strangest tweet yet, the true role of coaches explained, and some great offensive line highlights. Wednesday's One Minute Warm Up.

2015 head coaching hires: Taking a look back at the progress, and struggles, of the FBS coaches brought on board during the 2015 hiring cycle.

#SchemeVault: A play that belongs in the two-point Hall of Fame (with an interesting backstory), some nice play action wrinkles, Saban's 3x1 checks, and some interesting trick plays. This week's FootballScoop #SchemeVault.

Defending the option: Learn about thwarting under-center and read option concepts. This article discusses and provides video on proper technique, alignment pros and cons, and effective stunts. - Rob Everett - DC at Bridgewater College (VA) via USA Football