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The Scoop - Thursday August 19, 2021

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ACC: The ACC announced the same plan as multiple other conferences already have....if a team can't play due to Covid related outbreak that team forfeits. The ACC added a wrinkle that if both teams are unable to play, they both forfeit. Alrighty then... 

Stetson (FCS - FL): Jake Martinez has joined the staff as an offensive quality control. 

Washington State: Following the news of a statewide vaccination mandate for all public school employees, Nick Rolovich now says that he will get vaccinated and expects the same from his unvaccinated staff.

Charlotte: Per source, Nick Murphy is joining the staff as the team's new director of player personnel after spending last season as the director of on-campus recruiting at Minnesota. Murphy previously served as a defensive graduate assistant on Will Healy's initial Charlotte staff back in 2019.

D-II & D-III Top 25s: The polls are out

West Virginia: The Mountaineers spent $55 million to redesign their football facility, and the result is impressive. Take a tour with WVU AD Shane Lyons.

15 Most Important: Rarely, if ever, has a program been so open about hiring coaches based on who they know. No matter where this goes, LSU's attempt to resurrect the Joe Brady offense through Jake Peetz and DJ Mangas will be fascinating.

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Thomas More (NAIA - KY): Thomas More is leaving the NAIA to join the Division II Great Midwest Conference. The school has been accepted by the Great Midwest but must now receive approval from the NCAA; if approved, Thomas More would be provisional Great Midwest members for the 2022 football season.

UTSA: Athletic director Lisa Campos' contract has been extended through November of 2026 and her base salary with the new deal worth a base salary of $475k with a $25k increase each of the remaining four years.

Pay Day: College TV deals show huge paydays for Big Ten, SEC, ACC now and in the future. Would it surprise you if we told you the data shows the Big Ten is poised to collect 14 times more this season than the MAC? That's real. 

Nebraska: Scott Frost and the program are under NCAA investigation, and new athletic director Trev Alberts shares that the allegations predate his hire, and that he was not aware of the NCAA probe before taking the job.

Washington State: A new vaccine mandate by Washington governor Jay Inslee will force Wazzu head coach Nick Rolovich to get vaccinated or risk losing his job.

Minnesota: PJ Fleck shows off why he is King of #ScholarshipAlerts.

QBU: An FCS programs that is home to two quarterbacks drafted in the top three picks over the last several years, is staking claim to QBU with a new miniseries following the new signal callers in their program.