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The Scoop - Tuesday November 16, 2021

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CoachComm 9-21-2021

2021-22 Coordinator Trackers: Our pages tracking the FBS coordinator moves are now live.


Graceland (NAIA - IA): The Graceland program is looking for a new head coach.

Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley addresses the speculation out there linking him to the LSU opening.

Cal-USC: The game originally scheduled for last weekend has been moved to Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. PT. It will be televised by FS1. 

Virginia Tech: Shane Beamer addressed the obvious on Tuesday.

Davenport (D-II - MI): Sources tell FootballScoop that Davenport has inked head coach Sparky McEwen to a contract extension. The five-year extension takes McEwen, who ushered in the program's first year as a D-II program in 2017 after previously being in the NAIA, is now signed through the 2026 season.

Graceland (NAIA - IA): The head coaching position is open. See details, and how to apply via this link.

Virginia Tech: A look at the candidates.... 

Fumbles: There are two types of fumbles, according to Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni.

FCS Playoffs: With Selection Sunday looming, our look at who's in and who's on the outside looking in for the Field of 24.

Averett (D-III - VA): Averett HS is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as offensive coordinator. Preference will be given to those with Offensive Line experience. The Coach will be responsible for all aspects of this Division III program including, but not limited to, assisting the head coach in day-to-day operations; scheduling of contests; recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes; fiscal planning; donor, alumni, and community relations. The successful candidate must be able to develop positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni, parents and sponsors while interacting successfully with department personnel and the University Community. Minimum qualifications include collegiate playing/Coaching experience, knowledge and commitment to following NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Please send resumes to

Illinois: Bret Bielema has tested positive for COVID and assistant head coach George McDonald will coach the Illini at Iowa this weekend. Bielema adds that "if all stays on the current path" he should be available for next week's game.

Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente has been let go. Details here.

Saint Francis (NAIA - IN): University of Saint Francis is looking for a home football game on Saturday, September 10th, 2022. Would be willing to travel in 2023 for a return game.

Games tonight: We've got three MACtion games on tonight. Toledo at Ohio (7pm EST on ESPN+, Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan (7:30pm EST on ESPN and Bowling Green at Miami (8pm EST on ESPNU).

Indiana University-Pennsylvania (D-II): Indiana University of Pennsylvania is looking for a home-and-home series for week 1 of the 2022 and 2023 seasons. If interested, please contact Head Coach Paul Tortorella at

New York Jets: Thanks to some critical comments from Jets head coach Rex Ryan, he and current head coach Robert Saleh have some beef.

Quincy (D-II - IL): Quincy University (DII -IL) Quincy University located in Quincy, IL and a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference is currently accepting applications for its open Defensive Coordinator position. Please email Cover Letter, resume and references to Head Football Coach Gary Bass at No phone calls please.

Jimbo Fisher: Asked about "persistent reports,", Jimbo Fisher doubles down on his previous comments, adding why he'd be dumb to leave A&M for LSU.

Concord (D-II - WV): Concord University is now taking applications for Full-Time Defensive Coordinator. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and have previous successful college coaching and recruiting experience. Job includes all aspects of program development, game & practice planning, recruiting, academic monitoring as well as other duties as assigned by the head coach. Salary in the 40s. Interested applicants should email a resume and current references to . Review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Miami: AD Blake James has been let go. A look at what transpired

Grambling (FCS - LA): Sources tell FootballScoop Grambling is making a change at the top.

Lake Erie College (D-II): Lake Erie College, a Division 2 school located in Painesville, OH is searching for a week 0 or week 11 game in 2022. If interested, please contact Seeking for D2 / NAIA / D3 opponents.

Broyles Award: The award given annually to the top assistant in college football has released its initial list of nominees.

Northern Michigan (D-II): Northern Michigan University (D2) has the following open dates in the fall of 2022. September 10, September 24 (must be a home date for NMU), and November 12. We would be open to home/away agreements for the corresponding 2023 dates, or a guarantee agreement. We are open to playing NAIA, D3, D2 or FCS Non-scholarship. Please contact Kirby Cannon at

Southern Utah (FCS): Head coach Demario Warren and the school have mutually agreed to part ways.

Charleston (D-II - WV): The University of Charleston, located in Charleston, WV is looking for a 2022 Week 1 opponent. This can also be an opportunity for a home and home game, or a Thursday night game. Please e-mail HC Pat Kirkland at

FIU: On his way out, head coach Butch Davis blasts school's administration.

Mike Leach: After winning road games at Auburn and Texas A&M, Mike Leach credits an easy adjustment to winning games in those type of big road environments, and also shares a trap a lot of coaches fall into when preparing for those games.

Bluffton (D-III - OH): Sources tell FootballScoop that head coach Aaron Krepps will not return.

Jim Harbaugh: During Saturday's action at Penn State, Jim Harbaugh's pants literally caught fire at the knee and he shared a story today on how a player just casually came up to inform him he was on fire. 

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