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The Scoop - Thursday September 2, 2021

Scout Smart Fall 2021

Please keep the family of Texas College defensive/recruiting coordinator Noel Scarlett in your thoughts and prayers. Scarlett passed away last night. The 47-year-old played five seasons of professional football and was the father of Texas A&M commit Jadon Scarlett. 

"Words can’t express how much I’ll miss you Dad," the younger Scarlett tweeted today. "You made me the person I am today. You made me the football player I am today and I hope I can be half as good as you were at being a man. I wear this last name with pride of you being my father.I just hope I can make you proud.

#Nuggets: Nuggets is back, previewing the biggest, tastiest opening weekend in college football history -- literally and figuratively.

FootballScoop Pick 'Em: Kickoff Week

Coaching lesson of the day: Brought to you the hard way by Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, when you go on the road, don't put your team up in a casino.

Big 12: The Big 12 is reportedly interested in living up to its name once again.

Eastern Michigan: Eastern Michigan has inked Chris Creighton to an extension on the eve of his eighth season in Ypsilanti

Temple at Rutgers: Tonight's Temple-Rutgers game is being pushed back to Saturday due to Ida, according to multiple reports. 

Deion Sanders: Shedeur Sanders, son of Jackson State coach Deion Sanders and the Tigers' expected starting quarterback, has signed an NIL deal with the iconic Beats by Dre brand.

Blinn (JC - TX): Blinn College is looking for a home game for 9/25 of 2021. If Interested please email

Pitt: Thanks to a $20 million gift, Pat Narduzzi's title is now the Chris Bicknell '97 Head Football Coach. 

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Wisconsin: Kent State director of personnel Steven Schrum has joined the program, sources tell FootballScoop. More here.

Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher has confirmed his new contract. How does 10 years, $95 million sound to you, Mr. Fisher

Jacksonville Jaguars: Dealing with the NFLPA is an ongoing education for the club's rookie NFL head coach.

South Carolina: Heading into his head coaching debut, Shane Beamer reflects on the summer that changed college football forever.

Mercyhurst (D-II - PA): After two decades led by Marty Schaetzle, the veteran head coach is retiring after the 2021 season and the program has already selected a new head coach to lead them into the future.

Bret Bielema: The calendar flipping to Sept 1 at midnight meant 2023 recruits can receive texts and DMs. Most programs instinctively jumped at that opportunity... however, Bret Bielema and his Illinois staff decided to hold off and he shared an explanation as to why.