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The Scoop - Thursday September 22, 2022

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College Football Hall of Fame coach Darrell Mudra has died at age 93. Mudra was the head coach at Adams State, North Dakota State, Arizona, Western Illinois, Florida State, Eastern Illinois and Northern Iowa from 1959-87. He won national championships at NDSU and EIU. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. 

Ball tonight: West Virginia at Virginia Tech (7:30et - ESPN), Coastal Carolina at Georgia State (7:30et - ESPN2) and Chattanooga at Illinois (8:30et - Big Ten Network). Steelers at Cleveland (8:15et - Prime Video). 

FootballScoop Pick 'Em: Week 4

Michigan: Michigan will name the tunnel at Michigan Stadium the Lloyd Carr Tunnel. The ceremony will be Oct. 15 before the Penn State game. Carr was with Michigan from 1980-2007, going 122-40 with a national championship in 1997. He entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. 

Recruiting Calendar: College Football Playoff expansion is looking like a logical launch point for a holistic re-vamp of the entire college football game and recruiting calendar

LSU: The results are in from the NCAA's investigation into the former LSU staff's COVID-era recruiting violations.

Oklahoma State: Fifteen years ago today, Mike Gundy introduced himself to the nation

Nebraska: Nebraska will use Collegiate Sports Associates to find their next coach, AD Trev Alberts said Thursday.

On the Line: After coaching four years at SMU, Sonny Dykes returns with SMU's biggest rival. The atmosphere in Dallas will be "an 11" on a 1-to-10 scale. We preview that and the biggest games on the college football schedule.

Hildesheim Invaders (Germany): The Hildesheim Invaders of the GFL2 League has an opening for defensive coordinator. The position includes round trip airfare, salary, housing, gym membership and opportunity to coach in one of the premier leagues in Germany. Hildesheim, Germany is a beautiful city with a great central location to other major cities such as Berlin and Hamburg. If you are interested please send your resume to

Billy Napier: As Billy Napier prepares to bring his Gators to Neyland Stadium for the first time, he is well aware of several family members who regularly cheer for the Vols

Notre Dame: Tommy Rees explains the hard coaching that NBC cameras caught over the weekend.

Tennessee: Tennessee football is surging; Josh Heupel and staff continuity at root of Vols' early success.

Must see: Josh Niblett left Hoover HS (AL) last December after an epic 14-year run with six state titles and a 171-26 record for a job in Georgia. The resources at his new program at Gainesville HS (GA) are unreal. Take a look.

James Spady: Loved ones of Florida A&M's James Spady asking for help after unfortunate in-game medical incident.

Lance Leipold: "We came to Lawrence, not to move.

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