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The Scoop - Tuesday October 27, 2020

Tuesday October 27, 2020


Shrine Bowl: The East-West Shrine Bowl, scheduled for Jan. 23 in St. Petersburg, Fla., will not take place in 2021.“It’s terribly disappointing to have to cancel this year’s game, but there are so many issues involved with bringing in approximately 130 players and 25 NFL coaches from every corner of the United States and Canada,” said executive director Bob Roller. “It’s difficult enough currently for these college teams to provide some sort of a bubble during the regular season, but our game occurs after all players have gone home for the holidays. It presented too many potential issues for this one year.”

North Texas-UTEP: Saturday's game has been postponed due to rising COVID cases in El Paso. Conference USA will work to reschedule.

Big Ten: After a spotless opening weekend, the Big Ten could be dealing with its first cancelation.

Prison time: A Michigan fan has been sentenced to a year in prison for threatening to kill Urban Meyer and members of the Ohio State football team.

Austin Peay (FCS - TN): The program has now formally announced the hire of Scotty Walden. APSU will hold a press conference Monday November 2nd at 1:30pm.

Sean McVay: The Rams offensive genius used a red zone huddle as a shield as a part of his offensive strategy last night against the Bears. Spoiler alert - it worked to perfection.

Marshall-FIU: Thursday's game in Miami has been postponed due to COVID issues at FIU, tweets Brett McMurphy. This is the third postponement/cancellation for the 5-0 Herd this season; it will be the second such game for FIU.

Austin Peay (FCS - TN): Per multiple reports, Southern Miss interim head coach Scotty Walden will be the next head coach at Austin Peay. More on the move here.

Southern Miss: With interim head coach Scotty Walden off to Austin Peay, Tim Billings will take over the interim head coach role for the season. Billings will be the team's third acting head coach this year. Jay Hopson resigned after the first game of the season.

College GameDay: Rece, Herbie and the crew at....The Masters!

CAA: The CAA has set its spring schedule, including a unique divisional format.

Bethune-Cookman (FCS - FL): Bethune-Cookman will not compete in athletics during the 2020-21 academic year. This was to be B-CU's final year of MEAC membership; the school will compete again in fall 2021 as SWAC members.

Scoop Exclusive:A CFL executive and FCS staff talk details around roster construction, what to look for, and program building.

Mike MacIntyre: The former Colorado & San Jose State head coach currently serves as defensive coordinator at Memphis. This morning it is being reported he declined an offer to become a head coach again.

Ole Miss: Last night, the SEC announced a $25,000 fine for Lane Kiffin following his comments on officiating following Saturday’s loss to Auburn, and they also also admitted Kiffin was right.

Masters of Sports Administration: Upper Iowa’s MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings. The online degree is available with emphasis in Sports Management or Coaching & Leadership Education.

Dallas Cowboys: After a 2-5 start, Stephen Jones is now confirming that Mike McCarthy will not be a one-and-done in Dallas.

NCAA: The NCAA plans to pause all APR punishments for two years — and bigger changes could be on the horizon.

Rare Coaching Decisions: Two staffs found themselves in similar situations to make a rare coaching decision this past weekend. 

New uniforms:Florida, Miami, and a host of Adidas schools revealed new uniforms this weekend.

Best & Worst:Best & Worst coaching decisions of the week - via EdjVarsity.

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