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The Scoop - Monday August 24, 2020

Monday August 24, 2020


The condition of former FAU, Louisville, Oklahoma and Miami head coach Howard Schnellenberger continues to improve, Jake Elman tweets via coach's wife Beverlee. Coach Schnellenberger suffered a subdural hematoma from a fall earlier this month and has been recovering in a rehabilitation center. Mrs. Schnellenberger asks for continued prayers. Thank you.

NC State: All athletics have been paused at NC State after the University identified 27 cases within the department. Not all of the cases are student-athletes however. Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan offered, “We will continue to work with all appropriate parties to evaluate the most responsible path moving forward and will provide further details when available.” The Wolfpack are scheduled to play at Virginia Tech September 12th.

FootballScoop: FootballScoop is growing and looking to hire new content creators.

Point (NAIA - GA): Point University is seeking qualified candidates for a restricted earnings coach or graduate assistant on both offense and defense. This is an entry-level position in which candidates will be expected to coach their own position, assist in game planning, film breakdown, run position meetings, cover an area in recruiting, and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Compensation will include the possibility of food, housing, and a stipend. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Point University is a private liberal arts institution that educates our students within a Christian worldview so they are equipped to take their faith into the marketplace and all of life while achieving their professional goals.

Coastal Carolina: Coastal has added a Sept. 19 home game with Campbell (FCS - NC) on Sept. 19.

How to deny interest in a job: Mentioned in a Woj Bomb on Monday, Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard provided a great example.

Covid: Between August 12th - 20th, 58,000 Covid tests were administered to NFL players & personnel. Zero players tested positive. Six personnel tested positive.

College Football Playoff: The CFP will release its first set of weekly rankings on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Selection Sunday will be on Dec. 20.

North Dakota State (FCS): After announcing they would not play this Fall, NDSU has now reversed course and will play one football game.

Clemson: Dabo Swinney and all members of the football staff making more than $400k annually have voluntarily decided to take a pay cut of at least 10%.

LSU: Long-time staff member Sharon Lewis has been promoted from assistant to associate AD for football recruiting and alumni relations.

AP Preseason Top 25: So, the poll is out; and it is all sorts of awkward.

LA Rams: Sean McVay and the Rams have introduced "Mamba periods" at practice.

Testing: The NFL avoided a catastrophe over the weekend. The lesson for college teams, have a plan.


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Georgia Southern: Georgia Southern plans to have their stadium at 25% capacity this fall.

Western Kentucky: WKU finalized its 2020 schedule by designating Oct. 24 for its previously postponed home date with Chattanooga. The Hilltoppers are slated for 12 games, beginning Sept. 12 at Louisville.

Army: Army has added an Oct. 10 home game versus The Citadel and an Oct. 17 road trip to UTSA, bringing their schedule to 11 games. A primer on how the Black Knights rebuilt their schedule.

North Carolina: UNC will return to practice today after the athletics department paused all activities last week.

#ScholarshipAlert: Texas Tech awards a scholarship to a walk-on in the most 2020 way imaginable.

UTEP: UTEP has added home games with Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 5) and Abilene Christian (Sept. 19). “With the loss of three opponents on our 2020 schedule, we worked furiously to rebuild a complete, 12-game slate,” said UTEP athletic director Jim Senter.

Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX): SFA has added an Oct. 3 home game with West Texas A&M (D-II).

Duke: The Blue Devils will begin this fall with no fans in the stands, the school has announced.

Cincinnati: The school will start the season without fans in the stadium for home football games, but will reevaluate as the season goes on.

NCAAEligibility: The NCAA Board of Governors has approved pausing the eligibility clock for this Fall. Fascinating move here.

Game week!: Believe it or not, we've got college football this weekend. Let's go!

Wisconsin Lutheran (D-III): Wisconsin Lutheran has an immediate opening for a offensive grad assistant (perimeter experience preferred). Candidates will be responsible for coaching a position group, recruiting a geographical area, film breakdown/editing on HUDL, assisting with social media and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Coordinator.Candidate must have a commitment to upholding the faith based academic and athletic mission of the college. Programs available are Masters of Arts (36 credits) in: High Performance Instruction, Leadership & Innovation, Instructional Technology, Special Education Leadership or Transition to a New Career in Teaching. The compensation package includes a $14,900 stipend, reduced tuition, and daily meals. Bachelor’s degree required. All candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, self motivated and the ability to work independently. Admission into Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Master of Arts in Education graduate program is required and selected candidate must successfully pass a background check. Please submit letter of application and resume by email to head coach Eric Treske at

High school ball: Remember that lawmaker who spoke so passionately about letting players and their parents decide if football should be played this Fall? Well, his state just reversed course and allowed Football to move forward beginning Monday.

FootballScoop Online Clinic 2020: Catch all 100 videos from the FootballScoop Online Clinic here.

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.