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The Scoop - Thursday August 5, 2021

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Texas: Venric Mark has joined the staff as an analyst working with defensive backs. The Houston native was an All-American punt returner at Northwestern. 

Steve Spurrier: Head ball coach still slinging verbal jabs (in fun). Speaking about Texas on the Finebaum show today Spurrier offered, "If you're going to struggle in the Big 12, you might as well struggle in the SEC." Never change Steve, never change. 

15 Most Important: For years now, Miami has been Next Year's Team. With an established QB and a re-tooled defensive staff led by Jess Simpson, next year is this year at The U.

SEC: Dan Mullen says SEC is on the verge of "mega-conference" status. 

Michigan State: Athletic director Bill Beekman is stepping down and he will return to a role in central administration with the school as vice president for strategic iniatives. He stepped into the athletic director role in 2018 and has worked with the Spartans in various capaciti4es dating back to 1995.

Urban Meyer: You can take Urban out of college, but you can't take college out of Urban.

SEC: The league has announced that they have extended the contract of commissioner Greg Sankey through 2026.

Hawaii: The state of Hawaii is pushing back the start of high school football season and will require proof of vaccination for coaches and players to participate.

Michigan State: Jensen Gebhardt, who previously worked on the staff at Wisconsin, has left to join the recruiting staff in East Lansing.

New York Giants: Camp has been open for about a week in East Rutherford and three players have decided to retire, but Joe Judge is sticking to his old-school approach despite criticism.

McDaniel (D-III - MD): McDaniel College, located in Westminster, MD is looking for a full-time Linebacker / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Applicant will be required to coach their own position group, have their own recruiting area, and perform all other duties assigned by the head coach. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach in all facets of the program to develop a competitive NCAA Division III Football program within the Centennial Conference on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. College coaching and/or playing experience preferred. National Strength and Conditioning Association CSCS Certification preferred. Compensation package includes a fulltime salary and full benefits. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and references to Head Football Coach Demarcus White at No phone calls please. Also, please apply via this link.

Stanford: According to tax returns, David Shaw was among college football's highest paid coaches in 2019.

Ohio Northern (D-III): Roman Sneed has joined the program as safeties coach.

Tusculum (D-II - TN): Tusculum University has an immediate opening for a Full Time Coaching Position for a Tight End’s or Defensive Line coach, Looking for best fit. Comes with $26,500 salary, benefits and meals. Email all interest to Will be in charge of own recruiting area and Position Group.

Western Oregon (D-II): WOU has a defensive graduate assistant position open. Need to have playing or coaching experience with defensive backs. Candidate must be able to be admitted to grad program. The position includes graduate tuition along with a stipend per term. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Head Football Coach Arne Ferguson at

Guardian Caps: Many Pro teams have started practicing in Guardian Caps to reduce impact. Hear from Mitch Morse of the Buffalo Bills: "Morse says the Caps really do lessen the blows of practice." “I think one practice I looked at Justin Zimmer I’m like ‘I know we were getting after it and I didn’t feel anything,'” Morse recalled. Request more info now!

Tusculum (D-II - TN): Tusculum University has an offensive skill graduate assistant position opening. Looking to start immediately. Includes Housing, meals, and tuition. Please send all hiring materials to

Iowa Western CC (JC - IA): Iowa Western Community College is looking for an Offensive Position Coach, preferably working with Running Backs or possibly Tight Ends. This position will be responsible for coaching a position and be assigned a recruiting area. They will also be responsible for film-breakdown, scouting reports, assisting in game planning, and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach. Proficiency in Hudl, Microsoft, and Google are preferred. This position provides a 12 month stipend, housing, meal plan, and benefits. More information and a link to apply can be found at this link: IWCC Position. Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume to Offensive Coordinator, Tony Koehling at

Tennessee: Josh Heupel is trying to stress the importance of preparation. "We fail on a Saturday, it's not the Saturday; it's the lead-up to it.”

UTSA: Why today was one of the best in the short history of Roadrunner football

Eastern New Mexico (D-II - NM): Eastern New Mexico University has a Defensive Graduate Assistant Coach opening, Linebacker or Defensive Backs. This position will start immediately. Position will be responsible for coaching and managing their own position group along with having their own recruiting areas, as well as other duties assigned by the Head Coach. A bachelor’s degree (3.0 GPA) and acceptance into a graduate program at ENMU is required. Collegiate-level playing or coaching experience is preferred. The graduate assistant coaching position provides full tuition (the student is responsible for all fees associated with the classes), room, board and a stipend. All interested applicants, please email with resume and references.

Arizona State: The Sun Devils have found their new tight ends coach, and he comes with some invaluable experience.

Reedley (JC - CA): Reedley Junior College is looking for either a Linebackers or Defensive Backs coach. This is a stipend position. This position will allow you to run your own position group and your own meeting room. Reedley college is located outside of Fresno California. Local California coaches are encouraged to apply. All interested candidates email your resume to Head Coach Rob Hartenfels at

ESPN: ESPN will soon be investigated by the Department of Justice for its role in the SEC's acquisition of Texas and Oklahoma, at least if one Kansas senator has anything to say about it.

Arizona: Arizona's dropped new uniforms today, a metaphor for where Jedd Fisch wants to take the program

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