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The Scoop - Friday August 14, 2020

Friday August 14, 2020

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North Dakota State (FCS): FCS powerhouse NDSU, after considering many opportunities, has made the difficult decision to not play football this Fall. "The Bison will now turn their attention towards playing for a Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule and potential NCAA playoffs in Spring 2021."

OVC (FCS): With the Ohio Valley Presidents voting to allow each team to schedule four non-conference games this Fall, Austin Peay has set a game at Cincinnati for September 19th.

UCF: AD Danny White said today UCF is in the process of rebuilding its football schedule and doesn't expect a home game until Oct. 3.

High School football: Two states came to very different conclusions regarding football in the fall today. Hit High School Scoop for the latest.

Maine Maritime (D-III): The administration has announced they are suspending the program indefinitely while the administration reviews the overall financial impacts Covid is having on the program and the college's operations. The college had announced last month that it would not play this Fall. In making the announcement President William J. Brennan offered, "The football program is our most expensive non-academic program. As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are already mounting and with the prospect of a 10% curtailment in state funding, we need to review the program's overall impact—and the impact of all programs—on our ability to continue to operate the institution. This is an administrative decision brought about by the extreme challenges we are facing as an organization."

Ohio Valley (FCS): Ohio Valley presidents have approved a 4-game non-conference schedule while moving the conference portion to the spring, tweets Pete Thamel.

ECU-Marshall: Marshall's game with East Carolina has been moved to Sept. 12. This game will mark the 50th anniversary of the Herd's 1970 plane crash. This game was originally slated for Aug. 29.

Charleston Southern (FCS - SC): Charleston Southern has moved its season to the spring. The Bucs had previously indicated they would try to play an abbreviated schedule this fall.

Kennesaw State (FCS - GA): The Owls have pushed their season to the spring.

Decision to play: University of Miami's President explains the ACC's thinking in deciding to proceed down the path of playing this Fall.

A state located in the northeast is considering a fall season without linemen

Big Ten: Parents of Iowa football players are demanding answers from the Big Ten.

NFL coaches: Nine NFL coaches have reportedly tested positive thus far for Covid.

Rose Hulman (D-III - IN): Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Dan Watson has stepped down.

Florida State: Players at Florida State have called out their staff, again.

Frontier Conference (NAIA): The Frontier Conference has elected to move football to the spring, and note that they plan to participate in the postseason whenever the NAIA championship dates are set.

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NCAA: The NCAA has officially canceled all Division I fall championships. What it means for football.

Spring Football: In addition to the Brohm Plan, there’s another idea floating around to play ball this spring, and this one reportedly has the approval of the NFL.

FootballScoop Online Clinic 2020: Catch all 100 videos from the FootballScoop Online Clinic here.

Detailed plan to play in the Spring: Jeff Brohm has now released a seven page outline of how they could play in the Spring.

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.