The Scoop - Saturday February 27, 2021

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Sunday February 28, 2021

Long-time football coach Mo Forte has died at age 73. Coach Forte devoted nearly 40 years of his life to coaching and improving the lives of the men he worked with. Among other teams, Coach Forte is perhaps best known for his time at Norfolk State, at Arkansas Pine Bluff and with the Lions and Broncos in the NFL. Services will be held tomorrow in Pine Bluff, AR on what would have been his 74th birthday. Please join us in keeping the Forte family in your prayers. Thank you and God bless.

Saturday February 27, 2021

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FBS Staff Tracker: The 2020-21 FBS Staff Tracker page, where you can see how each new head coach is filling their staff, is up and running.

Shakeup Saturday in FCS: There'll be a new No. 1 after North Dakota State's 39-game winning streak is violently snapped, and that new No. 1 may be.... North Dakota.

Georgia Southern: Sources tell FootballScoop Georgia Southern is hiring a new director of player personnel.

Green Bay Packers: The Packers are hiring Justin Hood source tells FootballScoop. Hood coached the defensive backs at Kent State the past few seasons. We hear his role is likely defensive quality control / coaching assistant.

Black Hills State (D-II – SD): Black Hills State University (DII) is seeking to hire two graduate assistants working with running backs and another with wide receivers. The position pays a 40-week stipend of $8,000. Graduate assistants will receive a reduced tuition rate. Additional income may be earned through BHSU Summer Camps. Applicants should email cover letter, resume, and references to Head Coach, Josh Breske at Josh.Breske@bhsu.edu.

Penn State: Kenny Sanders is back with Penn State football, this time as national recruiting coordinator. Sanders spent the past several seasons at Oregon as director of recruiting.

Baltimore Ravens: Matt Robinson, a former Maryland defensive back and linebacker who’d spent the past two seasons as a quality control at Maryland, has accepted a job with the Ravens, Jonas Shaffer is reporting.

Penn State: A former NFL OC is reportedly headed to State College as an analyst. Details here.

Deion Sanders: The wait to see Deion Sanders coach a real game at Jackson State will have to continue another week.

WARROOM: "WARROOM has streamlined our recruiting and made it so we have better communication as a staff. We have never had an 'all in one tool' like this and it gives us an edge over every other school. If you are not using WARROOM you are behind in the game."

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Sam Pittman: The Razorbacks head coach shares a story about a voicemail from 2013 that led him to turn down an opportunity with Nick Saban and likely set the table for him to take the reigns of the Razorbacks seven years later.

Alabama: We took a deep dive into Nick Saban’s staff changes over the year and one fact is crystal clear: churn is nothing to be avoided. Churn creates growth. Churn is good.

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

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NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news and hires on the following NFL jobs that came open this off season.

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