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The Scoop - Tuesday July 14, 2020

Tuesday July 14, 2020


Tommy Tuberville: The former Auburn (and Ole Miss, Texas Tech and Cincinnati) head coach is almost certainly going to the US Senate next year.

Covid: The first vaccine tested in the US boosted immune systems as hoped, researchers reported today. Very good news here. Final study starts later this month.

Ranking the top non-FBS head coaching destinations: Our #2 in D-III has an INCREDIBLE location, the head coach has literally built the program from ground up, and they’ve invested in their staff and facilities in a way most small colleges only dream of. Who is it?

Philadelphia: The city of Philadelphia has announced a ban on large events for the next six months. The ban would not stop sports from happening; but reportedly would stop fans from attending. The Eagles have yet to comment on this that we have seen. Temple would be impacted as well. This ban could also impact the one game that matters the most.

Navarro (JC - TX): The following coaches have joined the staff: former Colorado State graduate assistant Jordan Jefferson (WRs coach); college coaching veteran Todd Ivicic (DL) who spent time at FCS programs like Lamar, UIW, Tarleton, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston; and Fred Tate (LBS) who has coached at Austin Peay (FCS - TN), as well as Calm Cincinnati, and Texas Tech.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Blaine Stewart has been promoted to assistant wide receivers coach and Denzel Martin to assistant outside linebackers coach. Both were coaching assistants last year.

USA South (D-III): The USA South Athletic Conference has announced a creative plan to play football this fall.

East Central (CC - MS): Source tells FootballScoop Southern Miss offensive quality control Khalil Pope is heading to East Central CC to be the running backs coach. Pope served the past season as a quality control at Southern Miss working with the running backs.

MAC: The MAC has postponed its virtual media days, scheduled for Aug. 3-4.

South Alabama: Mark Hatcher has joined the staff at South Alabama as special teams / defensive quality control source tells FootballScoop. Hatcher previously served in the same capacity at Coastal Carolina.

CAA: The CAA's virtual media, slated for July 21, has been postponed.

Florida: Gators AD Scott Stricklin shared Tuesday that he contracted the coronavirus last month, but has since recovered.

Union College (D-III - NY): Union College will not participate in sports this fall. This drops the Liberty League down to five teams for the upcoming season.

Washington and Lee (D-III - VA): Dartmouth defensive quality control coach Vaughn Johnson (LBs / ST), former Davidson (FCS - NC) player Bryce Perry-Martin (DL), and recent Washington and Lee alumnus Jimmie Johnson (WRs / TEs) have all joined the staff. They replace former assistants Eric Franklin, DeShon Foxx, and Nick Perrotta who all departed for other opportunities during the spring.

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Washington Redskins: Former Panthers director of college scouting Eric Stokes is joining Ron Rivera's staff as director of pro scouting, Adam Schefter tweets.

JuCo: Drama could be brewing at the JuCo level

Dean College (D-III - MA): Dean College has announced that they will not play fall athletics in 2020. The Dean football program competes in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference, who has not yet made a league-wide announcement on fall sports.

FIU: FIU football looking for a graphic design opportunity. If interested the email they can reach out to

Fort Lauderdale (NCCAA - FL): University of Fort Lauderdale is looking for guarantee away games. Dates available are 09/05 and 09/19/2020. Please contact head coach Drametrice Smith at

Army vs. Navy: If there is only one college game this fall, at least it may be one of the game’s most historic rivalry games.

“Trust the process” is quickly becoming “coach speak.” What does “the process” actually look like at consistently successful FBS, FCS and D-II programs? Join over 150 coaches and staff in participating in this first-of-its-kind study by Moked Analytics to find out. Participation closes this week and takes just 2 minutes:

Florida: Dan Mullen is adding a former college head coach to his staff, according to a report.

Texas Wesleyan: The program is no longer accepting applications for their opening. Thanks for the overwhelming interest.

Economics: Powerful read here. Big 12 AD explains the financial ramifications on the line for their students, athletics, the University as a whole and the local region.

FootballScoop Online Clinic 2020: Catch all 100 videos from the FootballScoop Online Clinic here.

Washington Redskins: The organization announced the retirement of the “Redskins” nickname yesterday. The new team name is expected to be announced in the next few days.

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.