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The Scoop - Tuesday September 7, 2021

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Podcast: The new FootballScoop podcast has dropped. We'll be bringing short stories from and into the coaching world. Subscribe here for Apple Podcasts and here for Spotify

Coaching Life Hacks: Tracking how these five statistics correlate with winning over Weeks 0 and 1.

Big 12: Houston's leadership approved the Big 12 move today. All four newcomers are expected to be officially aboard by the end of the week. 

Washington State: Fans 12 and older will now be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test no more than 72 hours old in order to attend Cougars games starting in October. This puts Wazzu in line with the Seahawks and U-Dub. 

Connecticut: Randy Edsall will earn his full year's salary of $1.256 million despite coaching only two games

ESPN: Sideline analyst Todd McShay announced he will take some time away to focus on his health and his family. "Thank you ESPN for being so supportive and for all the well wishes - I can’t wait to be back on the sidelines soon," he tweeted. 

Vanderbilt: Sources tell FootballScoop Clark Lea made a significant change to his offensive staff's responsibilities....before week 1

Lane Kiffin: After his Ole Miss team won without him in attendance, Kiffin shared "I think head coaches get too much credit."

UConn: Instead of waiting until the end of the season, news broke last night that Randy Edsall is stepping down immediately. Defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. More on the move here.

Today in college football history: Ten years ago today, the world learned of Coastal Carolina football coach David Bennett and his thoughts of cats and dogs.

Carl Pelini: Domestic violence charges have been dropped against Carl Pelini after his wife has refused to testify against him. Pelini remains on administrative leave while the Catholic Diocese continues their investigation into Pelini's behavior towards his team.

Webber International (NAIA - FL): Webber International is looking for games for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. If interested please contact Head Coach Eric Potochney at

UCLA: The players and coaches are on to this weekend's game, but everyone else in Bruin nation is still enjoying the spoils of their victory over LSU.

The FootballScoop HS Roundup: A touching tribute to the 13 fallen soldiers in Afghanistan by a small NC HS, a 80+ game win streak dies, a hidden ball kickoff return that goes to the house,, plus the most impressive interception you'll ever see... All of that and more can be found in The FootballScoop High School Roundup.

Lincoln University (D-II - MO): Lincoln University is looking to hire a full-time defensive assistant coach. This position will coach either linebackers, safeties, or corners. This position will assist heavily on special teams. Position to start as soon as possible. Send resume along with references to