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The Scoop - Thursday September 30, 2021

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Coaching veteran Dick Mannini passed away recently. Mannini coached for over 30 years including as the head coach at St. Mary's College, and San Francisco State and as the defensive coordinator at San Jose State under Darryl Rogers and at Stanford under Jack Elway.

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Alcorn State (FCS - MS): Sources tell FootballScoop Alcorn State is taking steps to part ways with director of athletics Derek Horne.  Update> This evening, Horne announced he is stepping down. More on the situation here.

QwikGem: Meet Fat Clark, linebacker Winona HS (MS). This young man will meet you in a hole...and drive you backwards

USC: Detroit Lions offensive coordinator, and former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn responds to the rumors that USC has been in touch regarding their head coaching job.

Florida State: A deep dive into Florida State's roster issues and where the 'Noles go from here.

Atlanta Falcons: Midwest scout Rodrik David has been let go after refusing to get the COVID vaccine, Jordan Schultz tweets.

Maryland: The 4-0 Terps welcome a top 5 Iowa squad this week before traveling to Columbus for a date with the Buckeyes next week. As Mike Locksley shares, "The Standard is The Standard."

Springfield (D-III - MA): Springfield College is looking to fill open dates for Week 2 (9/9/2023 & 9/14/2024) and Week 4 (9/23/2023 & 9/28/2024). Looking for a home game in 2023, with a return away game in 2024. Prefer a team from the New England/Northeast region. Interested programs can contact Associate AD Kevin Wood, at

Nick Saban: Nick Saban has become college football's greatest coach by always finding ways to evolve & improve. Yesterday, he recalled a time he should have taken some scheme advice from his great aunt. 

Games on Tonight: Virginia heads to Miami for a 7:30pm EST kickoff on ESPN and the Jaguars play the Bengals at 8:20pm EST on FOX.

#Nuggets: Lane Kiffin has cycled through more identities than Madonna in the two decades we've known him. Saturday presents an opportunity for this former pariah/play-calling whiz kid to reach his final form: feared head coach.

South Carolina: Shane Beamer explains why he doesn't want to "pull a Dan Mullen."

Georgia: Kirby Smart offered an update on Scott Cochran ahead of the No. 2 Bulldogs' showdown with No. 8 Arkansas on Saturday.

Georgia Southern: We talk through the Georgia Southern situation in the latest episode of the FootballScoop Podcast.

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