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The Scoop - Friday October 9, 2020

Friday October 9, 2020

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Cal: The Golden Bears have been cleared to practice on campus, tweets Jon Wilner. All 12 Pac-12 teams are good to go. Kickoff is four weeks from tomorrow.

Lehigh (FCS - PA): Lehigh University is currently accepting applications for volunteer quality control positions (O and D). This position will primarily consist of film breakdown, data entry, recruiting assistance to full time coaches and any other duties assigned by staff. Candidates with strong computer skills are preferred. (1) Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree program; (2) Experience competing/working in intercollegiate athletics. This is a non-coaching position. This position does NOT provide any stipend, benefits, or housing. However, volunteers will receive experience working in a Division 1 program. They will have the potential to earn a paid position as well as earn recommendations for a future career. Please send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to Mark Fetterman at

Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Todd Helton, who has been serving as the interim AD since June, has been promoted to the permanent athletic director post, effective immediately. He succeeds Todd Thurman, who held the position from 2008 until earlier this year.

Lehigh (FCS): Former Carthage (D-III - WI) assistant coach RJ Chidester has joined the Lehigh staff as tight ends coach.

Tennessee: A massive opportunity stands before Tennessee on Saturday, and we wrote about the massive offensive line that brought them here.

ESPN: With Broncos-Patriots moving to 5 p.m. ET on Monday, ESPN will turn it into an MNF doubleheader with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Laura Rutledge on the call. Why this could be a regular thing for Kirk moving forward.

FootballScoop Pick 'Em: Our picks for this week's action, starting with the story of a young lad who took college football way too seriously.

Inside Scoop: An early look at where a couple of coaching searches stand, where they are headed and updates on some potential movement.

Kansas: Les Miles has tested positive for Covid. More on the situation here.

Video: Watch a Florida strength coach race a team water boy, and the winner crosses the finish line with some unique swagger.

Adrian (D-III - MI): Adrian College is seeking an opponent in either week 4 or week 8 of 2021. Would prefer a home and home series if possible. Please contact Harry Bailey at if interested.

Jackson State: An update on Deion’s staff hiring, plus the apparel Jackson State will wear on the field this spring.

Bobby Bowden: Jim Henry tweets that Bobby Bowden is "doing well," after being taken to the hospital following a recent COVID-19 diagnosis, and hospitalization.

Wingate (D-II - NC): Wingate University D2 SAC is looking for a home and home for Sept 3, 2022 and Sept 4, 2023. Interested programs can contact Joe Reich at


Masters of Sports Administration:Upper Iowa’s MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings. The online degree is available with emphasis in Sports Management or Coaching & Leadership Education.

Rich Rod: Rich Rod has himself a podcast.

New Coaching Changes Page: Keep track of all the 2020-21 NFL and College head coaching movement here.