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The Scoop - Tuesday October 26, 2021

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CoachComm 9-21-2021

Legendary coach Joe Lee Dunn died this morning. Please join us in keeping the Dunn family in your prayers. He will be missed by many. 

Deion Sanders: Update on Deion Sanders; Coach Prime remains sidelined after foot surgery

Former Pacific Lutheran assistant Derek Sparks is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Sparks, who played at Washington State and previously coached at Kennedy Catholic and Garfield High, could use all of our prayers and support. Thank you and God bless. 

Sun Belt: The Sun Belt has officially added Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles will join no later than July 1, 2023.

Texas Tech: With Sonny Cumbie moving to the field, quality control coaches Jake Brown and Matt Clark will take on added responsibilities. Both will be in the press box on game days communicating directly with Cumbie. 

Best & worst coaching decisions & execution: Week 7 versions of Best & Worst - via our friends at EdjVarsity.

Mike Tomlin: Asked about rumors linking him to openings at USC and LSU, Tomlin slammed the door shut pretty definitely today.

Texas Tech: Sonny Dykes on Tuesday sidestepped speculation about returning to his alma mater

Bret Bielema: A decision moments before kickoff of their nine-OT thriller against Penn State led to the College Football Hall of Fame getting some gloves with an intriguing story, and also gave Bret Bielema the opportunity to share a coaching trade secret.

MEAC: Sonja Stills, the league's current COO, has been named the MEAC's new commissioner.

Wild High School Story: The head coach was suspended, the remainder of his staff was protesting his suspension, so Sierra Linda (AZ) put its players on a bus without them and the team won anyway.

Texas Tech: With the head coaching job in Lubbock coming open yesterday, here's a look at the candidates for the Red Raiders opening

James Franklin: Sources tell FootballScoop James Franklin has switched representation.

USC: Here's our update on the Trojans search for their new head coach.

Auburn: We've got another vaccine mandate situation to follow, this time with Bryan Harsin.

Clemson: Following another abysmal performance by his offense, Dabo Swinney preached that continuity was the key moving forward.

Stetson (FCS - FL): After their offensive play caller got a ticket for speeding, Stetson has decided to make a change at offensive coordinator, sources tell FootballScoop. Details here.

2021-22 Head Coaching Change Page: Keep track of all the NFL and college head coaching movement via this tracking page.