Tuesday September 8, 2020
Louisiana Tech: Following a Covid spread after the area lost power in Hurricane Laura, Louisiana Tech's team had a spike in positive tests necessitating they postpone this weekend's game with Baylor, the University has announced.
Covid: With well over 1000 high school games already played, there have been.....zero reports of community spread of Covid. Let's go!
Pac-12: Oregon State doctor Doug Aukerman, who has been a key person the Pac-12 has relied upon for his medical opinion, stated today, he's optimistic daily testing will satisfy state & local health officials. "I don't see why we can't find a way forward." Let's go!
Saint Vincent College (D-III - PA): Saint Vincent College seeks applications for a Defensive Coordinator of Football. This is a full-time position with benefits. The Assistant Coach/ Defensive Coordinator of Football is responsible for assisting in the direction of the football program according to the rules and policies of Saint Vincent College and the NCAA. The assistant football coach/ defensive coordinator assists the head coach in directing and managing a varsity intercollegiate sport program at the College and, in general terms, assists in practice and game preparation as well as recruiting, retention and program administration within that program. In addition, the assistant coach/ defensive coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the football program's defense. Assistant coaches are expected to work non-traditional hours, which includes nights and weekends, throughout the academic year and during break periods, at the direction of the head coach. Email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports gambling: Colorado just became the first school to sign a sports gambling sponsorship.
High school football: Another state that had punted to the Spring is now reconsidering and is likely to play this Fall. Let's go!
Draft decisions: An NFL GM says they would be more inclined to draft a player who played this season over one who did not.
Big Ten: The B1G reportedly plans to use the "NBA saliva test" and plans to have every school testing by mid-October tweets Billy Liucci (Texas A&M insider).
USC: The football and water polo teams at USC have been cleared to "return to practice". Both teams were shut down August 26th after nine athletes tested positive for Covid.
Big Ten: After coaches, players, parents and even the President attempted to provoke answers and action from the Big Ten, a group of state politicians have now joined the fray.
Dabo Swinney: Dabo today on rumors he could be the next head coach of the Jaguars: "Laughed at it, had a little fun."
Temple: The Owls were scheduled to open their season Sept. 26 at Navy; however, today head coach Rod Carey told reporters they now plan to play that game Oct. 10. The Owls did not have a game scheduled the weekend of Oct. 3.
Jackson State-Southern (FCS): The schools have jointly announced a non-conference game to be played at a TBD date in the spring.
Rice: Rice has postponed games with Marshall (Oct. 3) and UAB (Oct. 10) and is now slated to open its season Oct. 24 against Middle Tennessee, tweets Brett McMurphy.
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Ball this week: Thursday night we've got UAB at Miami and the Houston Texans at the Kansas City Chiefs. Saturday we have 20 CFB games, Sunday we have a full NFL slate, and Monday night we get Steelers at the Giants and Titans at Denver. Let's go!
Southern Miss: Jay Hopson has stepped down as head coach at Southern Miss. More here.
Cincinnati: Defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman has agreed to a new two-year contract with the University per multiple reports. His salary will be $600,000 in year one of the new agreement.
Lake Erie College (D-II - OH): Lake Erie College is seeking an offensive & defensive graduate assistant to start immediately. The position pays a stipend and comes with a full tuition waiver. There are no meals or housing provided. Please send all hiring materials to: email@example.com
Abilene Christian (FCS - TX): Abilene Christian Football is seeking a home game Oct. 10. If interested email Head Coach Adam Dorrel, firstname.lastname@example.org. Any and all inquiries are welcome.
Covid: Tulsa's opener, scheduled for at Oklahoma State September 12th, will now be played September 19th. The delay is because Tulsa had a case count flare up in August that forced them to temporarily suspend camp and thus they have not had adequate practice time yet.
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Lake Erie College (D-II - OH): Lake Erie College is seeking a restricted earnings assistant wide receivers coach. Please send all hiring materials to: email@example.com
FootballScoop Online Clinic 2020: Catch all 100 videos from the FootballScoop Online Clinic here.
COVID and HS Football:COVID cases continue to decline after 3 weeks of high school football in one state.
Helmets: New cooling technology for helmets! Yes sir.
NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.