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The Scoop - Thursday September 1, 2016

Thursday September 1, 2016


Duquesne (FCS): Head coach Jerry Schmitt has agreed to a five year extension.

Why Kevin Sumlin and Charlie Strong need to be each other's biggest fans this season.

FBS Games - Week 1: TV times, channels & live streaming links for every game.

This is why we coach high school football

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Nick Saban reminds you not to chase a job, a title or level. Chase the right fit.

Bemidji State (D-II - MN): Head coach Jeff Tesch, who has led the program the last two decades, has opted to take a leave of absence. Defensive coordinator Brett Bolte, who has been on staff since 2000, has been named interim head coach. Scott Faust, speaking on behalf of the University, said there is an open complaint about something Coach Tesch did but refused to elaborate.

Hot Route System for QBs: In an effort to stay simplistic, many offenses employ a half-man/half-slide protection scheme and Great Valley High School (PA) head coach Dan Ellis is no different. But with the potential of various defensive blitz patterns, the need to build in "hot" or sight adjustments made by the quarterback are imperative. In this exclusive X&O Labs clinic report, Coach Ellis details how he teaches his QB to identify the trigger points in secondary alignment and rotation to prepare for pressure and he does it without asking his receivers to break off their routes. Read the clinic report here.


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Warm Up: Ohio State receivers coach drops truth bomb to recruits, big time fail over at Fox and, well, I'm not so sure how I feel about these gifts UCLA QB Josh Rosen got for his bigs....Thursday's One Minute Warm Up.