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The Scoop - Friday September 17, 2021


New Orleans Saints: Wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson, offensive line coach Brendan Nugent, running backs coach Joel Thomas, tight ends coach Dan Roushar, offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle, and assistant special teams coach Phil Galiano will all miss Sunday's game at Carolina due to COVID-19 protocols.

Ball tonight! UCF plays at Louisville (6:30pm ct on ESPN) & Maryland travels to Illinois (8pm ct on FS1). 

LSU: The Tigers have entered into an agreement with Caesars Palace. Yes, this is real.  

Free beer! FCS coach offers to buy beer for anyone who attends this weekend's game. 

Ohio State: As Ryan Day nears decision on defensive staff changes, he's "not worried about feelings."

NFL best & worst decisions & execution (week 1) via our friends at EdjVarsity

Kentucky: Sources tell FootballScoop Eddie Gran is rejoining the Kentucky staff

Monroe (JC) vs. Nassau (JC): The game scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled due to COVID protocols.

USC: Eric Bieniemy is the latest coach to chime in on the USC opening.

Payday Games: "All money ain't good money," says Coach Prime.

Gary Patterson: Gary said it out loud. Yeah, he went there. "There is no wrong anymore" when it comes to paying players.

High school: A high school player came to tell his coach he wanted to quit. Have a listen to how his coach responded. Good stuff. 

Alcorn State (FCS - MS): Without a full-time athletic trainer, the Braves are finding a path to play (and they have a big one this weekend).

Navy: On the latest FootballScoop podcast we discuss the Navy debacle.

James Franklin: He could shoot down the USC rumors definitively, but has opted for a different approach. Here, Franklin explains why.

SEC: Someone took a stab at the jobs that SEC head coaches would have outside of coaching based on their headshot, and some of the guesses are hilariously spot on.

Conference expansion: The American reportedly has their sights set on the following programs to grow the conference. 

2021-22 Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching movement from NFL to NAIA via our annual Head Coaching Changes tracker page via this link.