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The Scoop - Monday August 31, 2020

Monday August 31, 2020


Big Ten: We now know the tally of the vote that officially postponed the Big Ten's football season.

Jackson State (FCS - MS): Deion Sanders is expected to be a candidate in Jackson State's impending search, sources tell FootballScoop. More here.

Dabo to the NFL: Former NFL GM Mike Tannebaum explains the fit.

Pitt: Pat Narduzzi tells the story of Matt Canada as a cautionary tale of why coaches need to "have patience in the profession."

Texas: Texas announced its plan to get ahead of the coming NIL legislation and get its players paid. Check this out.

Dakota Wesleyan (NAIA - SD): Dakota Wesleyan University two (2) Graduate Assistant positions on offense for this fall. These positions will start as soon as possible. These positions are entry-level positions onto the coaching staff at Dakota Wesleyan University. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist the head coach and offensive coordinator with all aspects of the football program, full-time recruiting area, academic monitoring responsibilities, special teams assignment, assisting with community service and fundraising, along with other duties as assigned. These positions will help develop offensive schemes, conduct meetings for installing of scheme, practice film review, and game film review. These positions require passing a background check and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Education program before an offer can be made. The successful candidate will receive a 2/3 tuition waiver, $1,500 stipend for 10 months (Aug-May), and a meal plan. Classes will begin in late October for these positions. Dakota Wesleyan University is committed to fostering diversity, is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes the candidacy of underrepresented groups. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Head Football Coach Ross Cimpl at

Virtual Coaching: An emerging coaching trend is allowing a coach in California to coach players in Alaska.

#CoachesCorner: 7 tips to have more effective and engaging meetings, courtesy of an anonymous Group of Five coach in a new FootballScoop series.

Jackson State (FCS - MS): Source tells FootballScoop the University is making a head coaching change. More the situation here.

Detroit Lions: Matt Patricia, who took over most of the defensive play calling duties from Paul Pasqualoni last season, shared with ESPN that defensive coordinator Cory Undlin will be calling the defensive plays this year. Undlin, who had been the defensive backs coach for the Eagles since 2014, was hired as the defensive coordinator for the organization back in January following Pasqualoni's retirement.

Notre Dame: The school has announced that stadium capacity will be at 20% or less and tickets will be limited to ND students, faculty, parents of players, and staff. No outside fans will be allowed. Masks will be required, and no tailgating will be allowed.

John Harbaugh: Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is leading the Ravens through the modern days of racial injustice protests admirably. His dad, Jack, was a college coach in the 70’s and shared a powerful message for his son via a text. John was so moved by it he read it verbatim for reporters

Jacksonville Jaguars: After the Jaguars released former first round draft choice Leonard Fournette, head coach Doug Marrone was asked if the team was planning to tank this season. "If that happens, I'm not going to be here."

Virginia Tech: Alex White has joined the Hokies as director of on-campus recruiting. White previously worked in football recruiting and operations for Appalachian State.

College of San Mateo (JC - CA): Noah Riley, who had his senior season cancelled at Lewis & Clark (D-III - OR), has announced that he is beginning his coaching career on the staff at San Mateo.

Arkansas: Sam Pittman has told his Razorback assistants to be as loud as possible at practice, and there’s pretty good reason for it.

West Texas (D-II): Source tells FootballScoop that Christian LeMay has accepted the wide receivers job. LeMay previously coached the wide receiver at Notre Dame College (D-II - OH), and prior to that coached the receivers at Jacksonville State (FCS - FL).

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Per source, quarterback coach Levi Brown has been elevated to offensive coordinator. Brown is a former record-setting quarterback at Troy who went on to spend two seasons in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills before joining a few teams in the CFL for two seasons.

Big Ten: After postponing its fall season, the Big Ten could wind up playing football on Thanksgiving after all. Details here.

Tyler (JC - TX): Tyler Junior College has hired former Dallas Renegades (XFL) receivers coach Jarrail Jackson as their new offensive coordinator, per source.

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.