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The Scoop - Monday November 23, 2020

Monday November 23, 2020


Minnesota: The Gophers will not practice Tuesday after receiving presumptive positive tests on Monday, with the goal of returning to action on Wednesday. Minnesota visits rival Wisconsin on Saturday; the two teams have met every year since 1890.

SEC: The league has announced the following schedule changes; Missouri will not play Arkansas as originally scheduled for this weekend. Instead Mizzou will take on Vanderbilt (who was supposed to play Tennessee). The Vols will not play this weekend, and the Vols vs. Commodores game will be rescheduled for December 12th or 19th.

Mike McCarthy: Looking for an extra spark, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy brought a sledgehammer and some watermelons to the team meeting yesterday.

Rhode Island (FCS): Rhode Island is seeking volunteer quality control coaches, offensive and defensive. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to break into the profession of college coaching. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: video upload, operational tasks assigned by the Head Coach, opponent film breakdown/reports, game week preparation, and assisting position coaches with practice and meetings. Candidates should be adept at learning new technology, in addition to being skilled in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, and DVSport. If interested, please email a resume and references to Assistant Football Coach Tyler Loftus at No phone calls please. Local applicants are encouraged to apply. This is currently unpaid with no housing provided. Positions will be filled ASAP.

Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher says A&M has no active cases right now. The Aggies have missed their last two games and are scheduled to host LSU on Saturday.

Games on Tonight: MNF will feature the Rams at the Bucs tonight. Kickoff is at 8:15pm EST on ESPN.

Maryland: Maryland has launched its own version of Netflix for Terps fans.

Coaching decisions:Best & Worst coaching decisions - Week 11 - via EdjVarsity

Charlotte-WKU: Charlotte's game with Western Kentucky has been pushed back from Saturday to Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. local time. The 49ers have had six games canceled or postponed this season, including three straight. They would have been unable to play this Saturday but will be out of quarantine by Tuesday.

Arizona State: Herm Edwards said Monday he is feeling "much better" and plans to be back on the practice field soon. The 0-1 Sun Devils have not played since Nov. 7 and are scheduled to host Utah on Sunday.

Florida State: Mike Norvell took the high road in responding to Dabo Swinney's Sunday night rant, and made the giant of the ACC look small in the process.

Maryland: As the Terps return to practice today, AD Damon Evans is "optimistic" Maryland will play its scheduled game with Indiana on Saturday. Maryland has not played since beating Penn State on Nov. 7.

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have shut down their facility after learning of multiple positives last night.

Jackson State (FCS - MS): Checking in on Coach Prime's staff two months after his hire date.

New Mexico: After a 28-0 loss to Air Force, head coach Danny Gonzales wanted there to be no mistake where the blame lays. "When you perform that bad, it's not on the players, it's on the coaches."

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University is looking to fill a defensive graduate assistant position. Responsible for assisting Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator in managing a successful University football program that reflects quality, integrity, character and competitiveness. Looking for experience with graphic design background. This position will teach student athletes proper sports performance techniques, assist in practice preparation, game planning, tracking academic success of student athletes and assist in recruiting. Must have bachelor’s degree and be admissible into the university’s graduate program beginning the spring semester 2021. Please e-mail Head Football Coach Tyler Fenwick at

SEC Shorts: Teams speed date the College Football Playoff.

Dabo Swinney: Officially, the ACC says the Clemson vs. Florida State was cancelled due to COVID reasons. Dabo has very different take on why the game was actually called off.

Texas A&M Kingsville (D-II – TX): TAMUK is looking to fill an offensive graduate assistant position to begin July 2020. Position will be responsible for the following; film breakdown, practice organization, game day preparation, recruiting area, student athlete development, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. This position will include tuition assistance and a meal plan. Qualifications include bachelors degree and acceptance into graduate program. All interested applicants should email the following addresses at and Please include cover letter, resume, and three references. Please no phone calls.

#Nuggets: Ohio State remains unbeaten but is quite beatable, Rutgers nearly beats Michigan and we crown Coastal Carolina. Dig in.

Apple Cup: The PAC-12 formally announced that The Apple Cup rivalry game between Washington and Washington State will not be played, and UW is reportedly trying to schedule a game with BYU...but it’s complicated.

Fehervar Enthroners (Hungary): The Fehervar Enthroners in Hungary are searching for an Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach. Located in Szkesfehervar approximately 45 minutes from Budapest. 2019 HFL Champions (2020 cancelled due to pandemic). Included are; flights, accommodation, team gear, etc. 500- 600 euros per month. Contract runs February - July 2021. Contact

Read of last week: Mike Denbrock’s Code R.E.D. approach has Cincinnati roaring.

New Coaching Changes Page: Keep track of all the 2020-21 NFL and College head coaching movement here.