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The Scoop - Tuesday August 31, 2021


Texas A&M: The Aggies decided the seven years remaining on Jimbo's deal weren't enough, so they're going to tack some more on.

Georgetown (FCS - DC): Georgetown has canceled Saturday's season opener versus Marist due to covid issues putting the Hoyas behind schedule in preparing for the season. "We decided out of an abundance of caution to cancel this week's game and turn our focus to preparing for our next game on September 11 at Delaware State," AD Lee Reed said. 

Coach Prime: Deion has a YouTube documentary coming out, and the first episode will dive into his mission at Jackson State and the robbery after his first game.

Bishop Sycamore: The latest in the Bishop Sycamore saga, where the house of cards may be collapsing on America's favorite fake high school football team

NIL: Quinn Ewers will not be Ohio State's starting quarterback, but that didn't stop him from sining *another* 7-figure NIL deal. How long will this last if he doesn't play

Top Coordinator Debuts: There are some really good coordinators making their debuts in some tough environments and circumstances this weekend. Here is our run down of the four biggest that should have your attention this weekend.

Recruiting Against the GOAT: We asked the most pressing question in major college football to a bunch of people who've tried -- How do you recruit against Alabama? 

New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton said today the Saints will be on the road for at least four weeks following Hurricane Ida.

South Carolina: GA Zeb Noland will reportedly start at quarterback for the Gamecocks this Saturday against Eastern Illinois.

Michigan State: Deputy athletic director Alan Haller is expected to be promoted to the vacant athletic director post in East Lansing, per the Detroit Free Press. Haller has been with the athletic department since 2010 and is a former Spartan football player who spent a few seasons in the NFL before going on to spend 13 years with the MSU police department where he rose the ranks to lieutenant. Auburn athletic director Allen Greene and UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond were among the others who were reportedly considered.

Tennessee State (FCS): Ariel Escobar has joined the program as director of football operations and on-campus recruiting. She previously served in the assistant DFO and On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator role for San Jose State.

San Francisco 49ers: Veteran assistant coach Johnny Holland, who coaches the linebackers for the Niners, has announced that he is taking a leave of absence to battle cancer. More here.

Nebraska: Scott Frost shares that the Illini's unexpected defense robbed Nebraska of 50% of offensive plan.

Scoop Roundup: John is back with the first Scoop Roundup of the season. Enjoy. Also, dive into Doug's first High School Roundup.

Carl Pelini: The former FAU head coach and Nebraska defensive coordinator has a warrant out for his arrest for alleged domestic violence

Hurricane Ida: A list of all the possible reschedulings due to Ida. Thankfully, doesn't seem to be many -- so far

ESPN Fraud: How did a high school that doesn't exist, with players that are not high school eligible, pull off the greatest Catfishing in ESPN history? "This is not on ESPN."

Milford Academy (Postgrad - NY): Former Dakota College at Bottineau (JC) offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Roger Mitchell has taken over the offensive line responsibilities at Milford Academy Prep, per source.