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The Scoop - Thursday September 29, 2016

Thursday September 29, 2016


LSU: First look at lead candidates for LSU

Chicago Bears: Head coach John Fox is back at practice today after missing practice yesterday with a stomach bug, per Patrick Finley.

Football coach's letter - A patriotic reminder

Penn State: Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said recently, "James [Franklin] is not on any hot seat. He's not on any hot seat, and he's not going to be on the hot seat in December. ... James is going to be our football coach. I believe in where this football program is going under James Franklin, and I think he's going to be our football coach, period." More info here.

Wisconsin: Andrew Marlatt, who had been serving as the director of recruiting, was promoted to senior director of operations / recruiting back in August.

Excellent read on - Why coaches have emerged as America's true leaders on National Anthem protests

20 Personnel 3rd Level RPO: 20 personnel continues to be a favorable grouping of choice in the RPO game and the reasoning is simple: the presence of an H back accounts for a spread pass game and provides for a two-back run game. Donnie Mays, the head coach at nationally ranked South Charleston High School (WV), blended his two back power run with a levels pass concept he studied from the Indianapolis Colts to develop his most potent RPO concept. The Black Eagles averaged 10.6 yards on the ground and 245 yards in the air using this concept, which accounted for 6 TDs. Not only does this stress the run box, but it manipulates third level safeties who are triggering on run keys. Coach Mays details the concept in this exclusive clinic report on Read the report here.

Warm Up: #OLPorn, Texas Tech coaches wear capes, masks and hats on the recruiting trail, and who ya got in a match up of Prime Time vs. Megatron from their college days? Thursday's One Minute Warm Up.

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