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The Scoop - Friday August 20, 2021


Western Carolina (FCS): Awful news to share as offensive line coach John Peacock has died

Auburn: Bryan Harsin has tested positive for COVID.

Hawai'i: Hawai'i is the first FBS program that will not host fans at least some games this fall. Will they be the last?

Arizona Cardinals: Cardinals tight ends coach Steve Heiden and a defensive assistant will miss tonight's preseason game due to Covid protocols the NFL Network is reporting.

Arizona State: ASU football is seeking to hire a "football brand coordinator". The Football Brand Coordinator prepares a variety of skilled graphic work of various advertisements, posters, exhibits, brochures, books, newsletters, flyers, and videos using various production techniques which include computer graphic systems and software. Designs electronic and printed materials for a variety of athletic and university applications, as appropriate. Will work alongside the department’s creative, media, and PR team members to provide a significant, consistent look for Sun Devil Athletics, as well as the university. Reports to the Director of Player Personnel. Learn more and apply at this link.

UNLV: Sources tell FootballScoop UNLV director of football operations Brittany Boehm has accepted a position outside of athletics at Boise State. At UNLV sources tell FootballScoop the position will be filled from within the staff.

Defiance (D-III - OH): Less than two weeks out from their first game, head coach Manny Matsakis is no longer with the program and Defiance is turning to a veteran of college coaching to lead the program on an interim basis.

Presbyterian (FCS - SC): Presbyterian is looking to hire a Director o Video Productions and a Assistant AD for Strategic Communications. Please email

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (JC): Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College is looking to fill an entry level Running Backs position. Compensation for this position include meals, housing, and a stipend. Those hired will live in the dorm. This is a great opportunity to coach college football and to gain experience working with a college program and leading a position group. Film duties, practice planning, game planning, equipment, weight room, on field coaching, study hall, and any other duties assigned by the head coach or coordinators will be tied in with this position. Those who are interested please e-mail resumes to with the subject “Potential Coaching Candidate” followed by your name. Evaluations for these positions will start immediately.

LSU: Former offensive line coach James Cregg is suing LSU

15 Most Important: Thanks to a decade of mediocrity, an impending SEC move and a work-in-progress offense, the Texas defense needs to succeed from the opening kickoff. Pete Kwiatkowski, the eyes of Texas are upon you

Carnegie Mellon (D-III - PA): CMU head coach Rich Lackner has announced this will be his final season leading the Tartans. "I will be forever grateful to Carnegie Mellon for allowing me the opportunity to lead the Tartan football program for the past 36 years," said Lackner. "It has been a privilege and an honor to do so. Throughout my tenure at the university I was blessed with incredible coaches and amazing young men who were competitive, hard-working, dedicated and loyal. I want to thank the Tartan community for all they have done for me and my family!" Lackner ranks third on the active D-III all-time win list with 226.

Utah: The Utes are looking to hire a graphic designer. This position will oversee all graphic design elements and assist in the forming of creative ideas related to branding and marketing for the Utah Football Recruiting Department. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, or a related area, or equivalency; three years of professional studio experience and a portfolio at the time of the interview; demonstrated effective communication skills; the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. The incumbent must be familiar with Macintosh, Aldus Freehand, Adobe Photoshop and Quark XPress software programs. Interested candidates can see the full posting, and how to apply, via this link.

15 Most Important: Rarely, if ever, has a program been so open about hiring coaches based on who they know. No matter where this goes, LSU's attempt to resurrect the Joe Brady offense through Jake Peetz and DJ Mangas will be fascinating.

Kent State: Per source, corners coach CJ Cox has added the role of defensive recruiting coordinator.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers spent $55 million to redesign their football facility, and the result is impressive. Take a tour with WVU AD Shane Lyons.

Washington State: Following the news of a statewide vaccination mandate for all public school employees, Nick Rolovich now says that he will get vaccinated and expects the same from his unvaccinated staff.

D-II & D-III Top 25s: The polls have been released