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The Scoop - Thursday October 22, 2020

Thursday October 22, 2020

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WAC: Once college football's top mid-major conference, the WAC could be eyeing a comeback.

Louisiana Tech: Louisiana Tech will introduce Dr. Eric Wood as its new AD on Friday. Wood is currently the deputy AD for competitive excellence at UCF. He replaces Tommy McClelland, who left last month to become the deputy AD for external affairs and revenue generation at Vanderbilt.

Games on Tonight: The Eagles take on the Giants tonight at 8:20pm EST on NFL Network and Arkansas State plays at App State at 7:30pm EST on ESPN.

Southern Miss: Southern Miss will play with an interim interim head coach on Saturday. Not a typo.

Georgia State: Head coach Shawn Elliott has signed a contract extension, per report.

Texas: It's a story that has nothing and everything to do with Tom Herman's football program. The Texas band and university administration are locked in a game of chicken over "The Eyes of Texas."

Bobby Bowden: Coach Bowden is home! In announcing the good news, the Bowden family also took the opportunity to talk politics. Yeah, that happened.

Lane Kiffin: After throwing three interceptions to an Arkansas walk-on, helping him earn a scholarship, Lane Kiffin shared that "most coaches would be too pissed" to congratulate the kid on a job well done.

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Ventura (JC - CA): Ventura College is seeking applicants for a part-time stipend based / entry-level assistant football coach. All position strengths will be considered but Prefer Linebacker and or Defensive Line coaching experience. (Position would Begin Jan 2021) Duties include on-field coaching, film breakdowns, practice planning, game planning, game day responsibilities, recruiting, and other duties as assigned. Playing experience at the college level is required. This is an ideal position for a new or recent graduate looking to get into the profession or to prepare for a high-level GA position. Previous coaches in this position have moved on to graduate assistant positions at all division levels or full-time opportunities. The role offers a chance to coach a position group of high-level athletes, network with college coaches across the country, and to develop your recruiting skills in a live environment, Schedule is flexible enough to allow another part-time job if needed. No housing or meals provided. For this reason, local residents or those with a local housing options are encouraged to apply. Minority candidates are also encouraged to apply. If interested, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to smooshagian@vcccd.edu. No phone calls please.

COVID: We entered the season with so many unknowns about COVID, but based on the data now available through a handful of games in college football, medical experts say there is no evidence of on-field transmission of COVID.

Saginaw Valley State (D-II - MI): SVSU is looking for Division II, FCS or NAIA games for the 2022 season weeks 1, 2 and 3 (September 3rd, 10th and 17th). Would be particularly interested in regional opponents or the prospect of a Home/Home. Please email Drew Burton at dburton1@svsu.edu for more information.

Purdue: Purdue has appealed to the Big Ten to let Jeff Brohm coach via phone on Saturday.

Florida: Florida has paused all in-person football activities until Monday. More here.

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