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The Scoop - Tuesday October 20, 2020

Tuesday October 20, 2020


Southern Miss: Interim head coach Scotty Walden has tested positive for COVID-19. His status for USM's game Saturday at Liberty is uncertain. Walden took over as the Golden Eagles' interim head coach on Sept. 11.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh says there are no plans to change his contract ahead of this season.

Mountain West: Yet to play its first game this season, one Mountain West game has already been canceled.

Dallas Cowboys: After a 2-4 start, some Dallas players are starting to publicly vent their frustrations with the approach of Mike McCarthy and his coaching staff.

Florida: Additional positive tests within Florida's program creates significant uncertainty for the Gators and the SEC.

Army All-American Bowl: The Army All-American Bowl will not be played this year. More here.

Mayville State (NAIA - ND): Mayville State is looking for a game in the spring with a target date of sometime in April. Ideally, it will be a 1 game contract regardless of if the game is home or away. Looking for a D2, NAIA or D3 opponent. If interested, please contact

TV ratings: A look at the college football TV ratings so far through this weird season.

Dallas Cowboys: On pace to allow the most points in NFL history, Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show Tuesday morning that he's "OK" with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.

Kentucky: OC Eddie Gran had a mask mishap Saturday...

Bobby Bowden: Dennis Dodd tweets that coach Bowden has returned home after a recent hospitalization related to contracting COVID. Thanks to all for your continued prayers for coach Bowden's recovery.

Iowa: Amid resurgent racial claims, a former Hawkeye and NFL player (now a high school coach) has spoken up to defend Coach Ferentz and staff.

Carthage (D-III - WI): Carthage College has an opening for an offensive GA position. Position will be coaching an offensive skill position, have his own recruiting area, and responsible for a variety of duties as assigned by the head coach and offensive coordinator. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Dustin Hass at

When to go for two: Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer provides some personal perspective on four specific situations that trump the two-point chart everyone carries into games, and when to go for two.

Trinity (D-III - TX): Trinity University (DIII- TX) is searching for a week 2 home game in 2022. Travel guarantee available to help offset expenses. If interested, please contact HC Jerheme Urban at 210-999-8296 or

Scoop Confidential: 6 assistant coaches shared with us what they saw Saturday night in Alabama vs Georgia. Good insight here, fun read as well.

Jackson State (FCS – MS): Coach Prime’s contract was released over the weekend, and he’s also made a key staff hire from a SWAC rival, per sources.

Covid cuts: East Carolina athletics announced major cuts.

Howard Schnellenberger: Coach Schnellenberger continues to fight, has 'needed' procedure.

Coaching Decisions (and execution): Week 6 - Best & Worst coaching decisions & execution - via EdjVarsity

Tennessee: Defensive line coach / co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Brumbaugh has been relieved of his duties, is due a lot of money. Details here.

New Coaching Changes Page: Keep track of all the 2020-21 NFL and College head coaching movement here.