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The Scoop - Monday August 10, 2020

Monday August 10, 2020


American: The conference is planning to move forward with its season, tweets SI's Ross Dellenger.

Big Ten: No decision is expected tonight, per multiple reports.

Pac-12: The Pac-12 will hold a conference call with coaches and ADs at 8:30 ET tonight to update them ahead of tomorrow's presidents and chancellors meeting, tweets ESPN's Kyle Bonagura. Update: The conference CEOs are considering, but not outright cancel, the fall season. More here.

Air Force: With the Mountain West shutting down, the Air Force clarified they plan to play Army and Navy and could take on other games as well.

Rice: Rice will delay the start of its 2020 season until Sept. 26, the school announced today. The Owls were slated to kick off the season at Houston on Sept. 3, followed by the home opener against Army at Rice Stadium on Sept. 12. The three schools are currently investigating possible replacement dates for the games later in the 2020 season. The Owls' meeting with LSU, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, was cancelled in late July after the SEC voted to play only conference games in 2020.

Sun Belt: The Sun Belt intends to play this fall, tweets Brett McMurphy of Stadium.

Mid-South Conference (NAIA): The Mid-South announced it is suspending all fall sports until the spring -- except football. Each of the conference's three divisions has been given autonomy to make its own decision, with decisions expected later this week.

Big Ten: Kirk Herbstreit tweeted this evening that the B1G is now not planning to cancel the season; but is expected to delay the start. Good job players & coaches.

Ohio State: On College Football Live this afternoon Ryan Day was asked if they would seek to play elsewhere if the Big Ten shuts down. Oh boy he went there.

Mountain West: The Mountain West is canceling the fall football season. More on the decision here.

Alabama: Nick Saban made some really powerful statements to Chris Low of ESPN today. "We also test anybody that has symptoms and have an open testing site where they can go and get tested as many times as they want or any time they feel like they need to," Saban said. "But our guys aren't going to catch (the virus) on the football field. They're going to catch it on campus. The argument then should probably be, 'We shouldn't be having school.' That's the argument. Why is it, 'We shouldn't be playing football?' Why has that become the argument?" Head here to read the full article.

24/7: Founder Shannon Terry announced today he is moving on from 24/7 to pursue other opportunities.

SEC: Conference commissioner Greg Sankey tweeted today saying the best advice he has received to is to, "Be patient. Take time when making decisions...." Head here for the full thing. -- PS - The video in that link is incredible.

Big Ten: A B1G spokesman has shared that no vote has been taken yet. Earlier this morning the Detroit Free Press reported that University Presidents had voted to not play football in the Fall.

Big Ten: When asked about the report that the Presidents voted to cancel football in the Fall, one Big Ten AD told Sean Callahan, "Lots of BS in that report." See more on the subject here.

SEC: SEC presidents are holding are meeting today for a call that was not previously planned, tweets SI's Ross Dellenger. A vote on the season is not expected.

Old Dominion: ODU has announced they are canceling all Fall sports.

Jim Harbaugh: Amid reports that his conference has already voted to not play in 2020, Jim Harbaugh has released a letter saying we should play.

Big Ten: The Detroit Free Press is reporting the votes have been taken and the Big Ten will not play football in 2020.

University President meets with team, shares and listens: Every team should be inviting University leadership out to practice to do the same. Good, short video here.

Tarleton (FCS - TX): Tarleton has postponed its season to the spring, the school announced today. This was to be the Texans' first season transitioning from Division II to FCS.

Middle Tennessee-Army: The teams have added a game on Sept. 4 or 5, depending on television. The game will be at West Point.

Charlotte-North Carolina: North Carolina will host Charlotte on Sept. 19. It will be the first meeting between the two UNC system schools.

Big Ten and Pac-12: According to a report, the Big 10 and PAC-12 will cancel their seasons tomorrow, while the SEC is trying to bide some time and get the ACC or Big 12 on board to agree to play still.

Power 5:Multiple reports have the Power 5 conferences moving towards cancelling the season.

University of Northwestern - St. Paul (D-III - MN): Per source, Eric Baumgartner has been hired as the offensive coordinator after previous coaching stops at Iowa State and Malone (D-II - OH). Also, Boomer Roepke has been hired as quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator. Boomer worked the past three seasons on the Iowa State staff as an offensive graduate assistant and special teams assistant.

Mike Bobo: Coaches rally in defense of allegations regarding Mike Bobo.

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Ohio State: Juan Reyes has joined the staff as assistant director of creative media. Reyes previously served as the football video coordinator at Kennesaw State and Western Illinois.

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