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The Scoop - Friday July 24, 2020

Friday July 24, 2020


Steve Grimit, who coached defensive line at St. Cloud State the past 27 seasons, died Wednesday at age 57. Please keep the Grimit family in your prayers. Rest in peace Coach.

NCAA: A highly-anticipated meeting of the NCAA's highest legislative body ended with no resolution on Friday.

Presidents Athletic Conference (D-III): The conference announced today they are postponing football until the spring.

South Atlantic Conference (D-II): The SAC announced today they are delaying the start of competition for fall sports until Sept. 26.

Lone Star Conference (D-II): The Lone Star has voted to delay the start of the season until the week of Sept. 21 at the earliest.

Michigan State: After a second staff member and one student athlete has tested positive for COVID-19, the team has decided to quarantine for 14 days.

NFL: Training camps will begin as scheduled, starting next week.

Great American Conference (D-II): The GAC has delayed the start of practices to Aug. 31 and the start of competition to Sept. 28, but is planning on playing its season after that.

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (D-III): The league has announced that they are cancelling conference competition for football in the fall semester and will explore moving the season to the spring.

San Francisco 49ers: Inside the mind of one of the best play callers in the NFL - Kyle Shanahan, who shares how to build an offensive philosophy.

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games: Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan said his organization cannot host its Kickoff Games if fans are not permitted to attend, citing economic reasons. The organization is slated to host three games -- Florida State vs. West Virginia (Sept. 5), Georgia vs. Virginia (Sept. 7) and North Carolina vs. Auburn (Sept. 12).

Mississippi Junior Colleges: The start of the Mississippi Junior College season will be delayed to October 1st and will consist of a six-game division only schedule concluding with a playoff.

Ohio Athletic Conference (D-III): The OAC is suspending all sports activities effective immediately, Kyle Kelly tweets. The OAC is home to Mount Union, John Carroll, Baldwin Wallace, Ohio Northern, Heidelberg, Marietta, Wilmington, Muskingum, Otterbeing and Capital.

Covid testing: The NCAA says schools don't have to re-test infected players for 90 days. Here's why.

Pac-12: Commissioner Larry Scott "has fully recovered and is out of quarantine. He is grateful for all the support and warm wishes he received."

Wisconsin: Director of athletics Barry Alvarez wrote that his department is facing a potential revenue loss of more than $100 million from their $140 million budget. Alvarez added, "I believe we will reach a monumental crossroads in the coming days. We will have two choices: remain at the head of the class or fall behind. Everything we pride ourselves on — competing at the highest level, developing world-class student-athletes and raising trophies — relies on our ability to financially support our student-athletes."

Middle Atlantic Conference (D-III): The Division III MAC has decided to suspend all intercollegiate athletics competition through the fall semester and is considering shifting fall sports to the spring.

Texas Wesleyan (NAIA): Texas Wesleyan University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach. This position is open to candidates with prior college coaching or playing experience on the Defensive side of the ball. Compensation includes $19,000-$21,000 and benefits. This is a 12 month coaching opportunity. Housing/meals not included. Optional tuition waiver is offered for all employees of the University. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, strong communication skills, and a tireless work ethic. The chosen candidate will be in charge of their own recruiting area, position meeting room, and multiple off field duties. If interested, please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Defensive Coordinator Paul Duckworth and Head Coach Joe Prud'homme

Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Midwestern State University is currently seeking a defensive graduate assistant football coach. The position includes a stipend, housing, and tuition assistance for graduate school. Coaching responsibilities to include; but not limited to, Defensive Line. Experience playing and coaching Defensive Line is preferred. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program including; but not limited to, video editing, social media, practice organization, contest preparation, recruitment weekends, student athlete development, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to Randy Wilkins to the email Please no phone calls.

“Trust the process” is quickly becoming “coach speak.” What does “the process” actually look like at consistently successful FBS, FCS and D-II programs? Join over 150 coaches and staff in participating in this first-of-its-kind study by Moked Analytics to find out. Participation closes this week and takes just 2 minutes:

Rutgers: The Rutgers professors union is suing the university over its support of the athletics department.

Eastern Kentucky (FCS): Eastern Kentucky is seeking a paid offensive quality control assistant. Preference given to those with a WR background. Pay is $600/month for 10 months. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to

ACC: The league is discussing schedule models with 10 league games and a "plus one" outside the conference as a favorite, with a start date between September 12th, 19th, and 26th Pete Thamel tweets.

Pac-12: According to a report yesterday, the PAC-12 is planning to go to a 10-game league schedule starting in mid-September.

Virtual Crowds: Here’s a first look at what virtual crowds are going to look like at sporting events in 2020.

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

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