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The Scoop - Thursday August 26, 2021

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Ole Miss: A fire broke out at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this afternoon. Updated: The fire has been extinguished and there were no injuries reported per the local fire department. 

Big 12: Now that we know the Pac-12 cavalry ain't coming, it's time for the Big 12 to go live up to its name again.

St. Thomas (FCS - MN): Due to a cancellation, St. Thomas is exploring opponent options for Week 1, next Saturday. Must be a home game. Possible guarantee included as well as the possibility of home and home considered.

Pac-12: The Pac-12 announced today they do not intend to pursue expansion of the conference. 

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly touts Marcus Freeman as future head coach, tackles race in hiring 

Auburn: Former Auburn defensive back Trovon Reed has joined the staff as coordinator of player relations.

LSU: Sources tell FootballScoop LSU analyst Kyle Caskey has accepted a role with the Jacksonville Jaguars

Nebraska: This Saturday's game at Illinois is the most important of Scott Frost's tenure.

The Old Man's Still Got It: LSU defensive line coach Andre Carter, a former Pro Bowler, pops the pads on during practice.

Mississippi Delta (CC): Former Mississippi Valley State head coach Karl Morgan has joined the staff as linebackers coach source tells FootballScoop. In addition to serving as head coach at MVSU, Morgan also served as head coach at Coahoma and as defensive coordinator at North Alabama, Hampton and Alcorn. 

Saint Augustine (D-II - NC): Source tells FootballScoop Graham Hobbs has joined the staff as associate head coach / receivers. Hobbs previously coached running backs at Western Carolina and has coached quarterbacks at NC Central and was on staff at East Carolina and Marshall.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Max Arnold Jr., who had been serving in a quality control role at UAB, has been hired as a special teams graduate assistant for the Ragin Cajuns.

Auburn: Bryan Harsin shared when he expects to return to work following last week's COVID-19 diagnosis

Bill Belichick: The overall verdict may still be out on his coaching tree, but no one in the NFL prepares his assistants better to nail their head coaching interviews than Bill Belichick. Here's how he uses his off season to fully immerse his guys in the decisions a head coach has to make.

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SEC: Another SEC program announces COVID policies unlike its peers.

Illinois: Bret Bielema turned on the film and allowed players to critique their coaches, resulting in "pure pandemonium."