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The Scoop - Monday August 23, 2021

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Sad news to share as former Memphis linebacker Danton Barto has died from Covid. Barto played five seasons in the CFL and AFL and then was selected Coach of the Year when his Memphis Xplorers won the AFL2 championship. Barto would go on to serve as a scout for the Los Angeles Rams and would work for the NFLPA Collegiate All Star game. Please keep the Barto family in your prayers.

LSU: LSU has become the first SEC school to require a negative test or proof of vaccination to enter home games

Texas Tech: Virginia Tech director of recruiting Beau Davidson is joining the staff in the same post, according to multiple reports. Davidson is a Texas native. 

Utah: Utah tributes the Navy with these hand-painted helmets

Illinois: Bret Bielema turned on the film and allowed players to critique their coaches, resulting in "pure pandemonium."

Auburn: In addition to Bryan Harsin, defensive coordinator Derek Mason has tested positive for covid.

Liberty: Liberty football is looking to fill an open Videographer/Editor position. This is an opportunity to join one of the best creative teams in college football. The position will be responsible for producing video deliverables from concept to completion, primarily focusing on the Liberty University football team and producing for its social media pages. Will plan, shoot, produce, edit and deliver completed video content. Will be embedded within the Liberty University football team. Interested candidates, apply here: jobs.liberty.edu/postings/35089

Rising star: Former dirt-track racer, NASCAR pit coach Weston Glaser is a rising star in the coaching profession

Urban Meyer: Urban explains why he thinks his system will work in the NFL and why he left college. "Do I really want to go recruit 24/7 like it became?"

Creative Stadium Idea: A Kentucky high school added the perfect stadium space for kids in their community.

Monday Night Football: The Jaguars play the Saints in New Orleans tonight. 7pm CT on ESPN. 

USF: University of South Florida Football is looking to hire a Football Recruiting Graphic Designer. Reporting directly to the Director of Football Creative Services, this position will act as lead designer for all projects associated with South Florida Recruiting. Responsible for designing mailers and public-facing social media graphics. Produce weekly personalized recruiting graphic content for prospective student-athletes. Setup and execute photo shoots for prospective student-athletes for official and unofficial visits. Edit pictures from photo shoots and categorize them to be distributed to prospective student-athletes according to NCAA rules. Assist the Director of Football Creative Services with the development and implementation of social media strategies across all platforms. Organize and maintain a creative asset database that meets the standards set forth by the USF Athletics Brand Guide. Interested candidates can apply at this link.

Western Carolina: Heartbreaking story to share, as offensive line coach John Peacock has passed due to complications from COVID

Nick Saban: Nick Saban out here spitting truth in midseason form already.

Milford (Postgrad - NY): Milford Academy is looking to hire an offensive line coach and a linebackers coach with college playing and/or coaching experience. The position includes salary (based on experience), housing and meals. Teaching position available. Email your resume to bc55@milfordacademy.org. No phone calls please.

North Carolina Central (FCS): Per source, Evan Harrington has joined the staff as tight ends Coach. Harrington spent the last three seasons with the Washington football team as their assistant director of player engagement.

Minnesota: The Gophers have some new all black alternates to wear when Ohio State comes to town...

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