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The Scoop - Thursday September 23, 2021

Scout Smart Fall 2021

QwikGem: Lincoln HS (San Diego, CA) quarterback Jalen Daniels....has a cannon; but no FBS offers (yet). You want to see this.

#Nuggets: Your full weekend preview, including stakes on all the big games plus Nuggets on Ohio State, Florida State, Texas and Sonny Dykes's Hostile Horses.

Mike Gundy: Asked about why athletes seem to get injured more often than they used to, Mike Gundy started talking about the fat content in the milk his grandparents drank.

Rush Propst: Rush has been hospitalized, fighting both Covid and pneumonia. Please keep Rush in your prayers. 

SEC: In the wake of this summer's landmark Supreme Court ruling ripping the NCAA to shreds, the SEC has freed each school to boost its salary cap

FootballScoop Pick 'Em: Here's how we see this weekend's games shaking out.

Northern Illinois: AD Sean Frazier has signed a contract extension through the 2025-26 academic year. 

Offensive Trend: Marcus Satterfield explains the latest strategic offensive trend designed to make defenses uncomfortable, "huddle breaks."

USC: An update on USC's interest in James Franklin from the FootballScoop staff.

Urban Meyer: Meyer's Jaguars are 0-2 and he shared with a fellow NFL head coach how every week is like playing Alabama.

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UW-La Cross (D-III): The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse needs a game week #3 (September 17) or week#4 (September 24) of 2022. Please contact Mike Anderson (608-785-5171) or email We are open to a home and home or just one game. We will travel if needed.

Games tonight: One college and one NFL game on tap tonight; Marshall at Appalachian State - 7:30pm EST - ESPN and Panthers at Texans - 8:20pm EST - NFL Network.

UW-Whitewater (D-III): UW-Whitewater has a 2022 week 1 open date. It will need to be home game for UWW. Please contact head coach Kevin Bullis at

Lane Kiffin: With his Ole Miss squad off this week and top-ranked Alabama looming, Lane Kiffin couldn't resist some deadpan-trolling of Nick Saban & Alabama.

Georgia Southern: Chad Lunsford provides inspiring perspective all coaches should hear after fans voice disappointment in 1-2 start.

University of New England (D-III - ME): The University of New England is looking for opponents for 2022 for weeks 1 and 11. Home and home series preferred but not required. Please send inquiries to

Portland State: "I was just talking out of my ass on the radio." Bruce Barnum tells us how a single comment led to a viral promotion... that cost him nearly $15,000.

Calling all RBs: In a crowded NIL market, Arby's put put out a creative NIL casting call effectively saying: "Hey D-I running backs, we want to pay you!"