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The Scoop - Wednesday October 25, 2017

Wednesday October 25, 2017


Atlanta Falcons: Despite the Falcons' offensive challenges this season, head coach Dan Quinn remains firmly supportive of offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian writes Robert Klemko for the MMQB. Klemko notes the Falcons "brass remain supportive of Sarkisian" but are adding additional red zone and 3rd down periods at practice and are soliciting input from players about how to right the ship.

Coaching status report:Big 12 version is live.

Montana State - Northern (NAIA): Head coach Aaron Christensen has resigned. Defensive coordinator Jake Eldridge will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. The University will begin their search immediately they announced.

Salaries: USA Today has released their 2017 head coaches salaries database.

"Kids today believe correction is criticism" - Tony Robichaux. Excellent read / short video on what coaches deal with today.

Georgia Southern: Interim head coach Chad Lunsford announced on Tuesday that director of student-engagement Andrew Dodge has been promoted to an on-field coaching role as special teams coordinator and nickels coach. Prior to joining the GSU staff, Dodge worked in a defensive quality control assistant role for two seasons, and was a graduate assistant on the UCF defensive staff prior to that.

Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians publicly refuted a report from ABC15 saying that Arians told some folks close to him that this season would be his last, and he planned to step down at the end of the year. Arians tweeted last night: "Hearing reports I'm retiring. News to me. Nothing could be further from the truth & 100% focused on getting back on track at SF! #birdgang". You may remember that upon the release of his book - The Quarterback Whisperer - Arians revealed that he battled a cancer diagnosis in his kidney earlier this year.

MSU-Northern (NAIA - MT): According to MTN Sports, head coach Aaron Christensen plans to resign later today. Christensen is 2-27 in his third season leading the program, and the Lights lost 93-19 to Montana Tech Saturday.

Cornell (D-III - IA): Please join us in continuing to pray for offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach Don Dicus, who continues to fight lymphoma and has not been able to be with the team this season.

Justin Fuente: We take a closer look at Justin Fuente's buyout at Virginia Tech.