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The Scoop - Wednesday October 18, 2017

Wednesday October 18, 2017


Very sad to pass along news that longtime college assistant Mike Nelson died unexpectedly of a heart attack recently. Nelson spent 43 years in the coaching profession, most recently at North Texas, with previous stops at Stanford, Wisconsin, San Diego State, Kansas State, Missouri, Iowa State, Rutgers, Virginia and the CFL. Please join us in praying for coach Nelson's wife, Betsy, and the rest of his family and those he touched throughout his long career.

Louisville: AD Tom Jurich has been fired by a 10-3 vote among the athletic association's board.

The two emotions that cause problems in coaching and parenting, according to Mike Gundy.

Occidental (D-III - CA): Occidental has made the tough decision to call off the remainder of the season due to low numbers. In response, an anonymous party has filed a Title IX complaint alleging an "anti-male bias in the athletics department."

Louisville: The University plans to pay acting director of athletics Vince Tyra $100,000 per month while serving in this capacity reports Terry Meiners who covers Louisville. Tyra is a local businessman & University of Louisville Foundation Board Member. Meiners notes this is significantly more than Univ of Kentucky pays Mitch Barnhart. The University of Texas agreed to pay Mike Perrin $750,000 for one year role as acting director of athletics (and has subsequently extended him at the same salary).

NFL: The NFL has announced the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium will host the 2018 NFL Draft.

Syracuse: Did Dino Babers predict Syracuse's upset of Clemson at his introductory presser? Check out this video to judge for yourself.

UCF: Scott Frost is serving as scout team quarterback (helmet and all) to help the UCF defense prepare for Navy's option attack. See video here.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville (D-III): The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, located in Platteville, WI, is seeking a game for the 2018 season. We are open Week 1, September 1. Open to home or road contest. If interested, we would be willing to provide a small guarantee in order to secure a home game. If interested, please email Head Coach Mike Emendorfer at

Nebraska: Bill Moos' five-year deal worth $1 million annually makes him the second-highest paid Big Ten athletic director by base salary, behind only Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez ($1.125 million base salary annually). According to his contract, obtained by the Journal Star, if the Huskers win the Big Ten title, Moos will collect $100,000, and if they win the national title he would make an additional $150,000. Combining all bonus payments, Moos is eligible to receive a maximum of $525,000. If Moos were to leave for another job before the end of 2018, he would owe Nebraska $2 million, and that decreases to $500,000 in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and he'd owe the school nothing if he left in 2022.

Malone (D-II - OH): Malone University is looking to fill an open date with a home game on October 20th, 2018 with a DII opponent or an away game with an FCS opponent and a guarantee. If interested, please contact Head Coach Fred Thomas at

UW-La Crosse (D-III): The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is looking for a home and home contract for 2018 and 2019. 2018 would need to be in La Crosse. We are open week two or three (September 8 or 15 in 2018). Please contact Assistant Head Coach Mike Anderson at or (608) 785-5171.