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The Scoop - Friday October 22, 2021

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Sideline Power 10-1-21

Sun Belt: The conference is adding Southern Miss per multiple reports today. Further, the conference is expected to add Old Dominion, James Madison and Marshall as well although those are not a done deal at this time reports Ross Dellenger

Auburn: Auburn has announced all employees must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8.

Miami: Check out what AD Blake James said -- and didn't say -- about Manny Diaz.

Wisconsin: The Badgers are planning a significant $77.6 million renovation to Camp Randall Stadium.

Washington State: Yesterday we shared that the two open defensive positions on staff were going to be filled from within. This afternoon Pete Thamel tweets that Edge coach AJ Cooper will now work with the entire defensive line unit, analyst Jordan Malone will coach corners, and analyst Dan Ferrigno has been elevated to an on-field offensive coaching role.

Mike Gundy: The school and Gundy have agreed to a "perpetual five year contract" to keep him at his alma mater, the school has announced. No financial details were shared at this time.

Oregon: The Ducks are getting a new indoor facility, and recently unveiled the plans for it.

Springfield (D-III - MA): Springfield College will have a graduate assistant position opening starting in January of 2022. The position covers a full time academic course load (the academic programs typically take two years to complete) and a small stipend. There is no housing or meals associated with the position. Graduate assistants at Springfield will have their own position group to work with where they will be expected to run their own meetings, plan practice, run individual time, contribute to game planning, work with special teams, and other duties assigned by the head coach. The candidate will also be responsible for the recruitment of student athletes, and will be expected to recruit on the road year round. Preference will be given to candidates with experience coaching at the high school or collegiate level, living in the northeast, as well as skills with Microsoft Office (word, excel, power point, Visio), DVSport, Hudl and Photoshop. The position is contingent upon being accepted to graduate school at Springfield College. Candidates must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, and may have to take the GREs, depending on their academic program of study. All interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to

University of Jamestown (NAIA - ND): The University of Jamestown is seeking applicants for an offensive and defensive graduate assistant coaching position. The best candidate regardless of position will be hired. Responsibilities include coaching a position, managing a recruiting territory, coordinating on-campus visits, Hudl video, scouting reports/breakdowns and other duties assigned by the head coach. Positions includes 100% tuition waiver for the Master of Arts in Leadership Program (which is an exclusively online program), and a full meal plan. There will be the opportunity for additional income available. Admission to the University of Jamestown Graduate School. Position must by January 10, 2022. Semester graduates are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants need to send cover letter and resume to Brian Mistro at No phone calls please.

Erie CC (JC - NY): Defensive coordinator Ronald Johnson's contract is not being renewed, per source.

Mike Gundy: The Oklahoma State head coach has seen college football evolve a ton the last few years, and now believes that the next evolution is that college pass rushers are better than they've ever been before.

Las Vegas Raiders: Jon Gruden may be out as the Raiders coach, but he's not taking his ouster lying down, noting that "the truth will come out."

Coach Prime: Deion Sanders won't be able to coach his squad this weekend

Faking injuries: Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher and Lane Kiffin all weigh in on players faking injuries

2021-22 Head Coaching Change Page: Keep track of all the NFL and college head coaching movement via this tracking page.