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The Scoop - Wednesday August 25, 2021

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New York Jets: The Jets have hired Matt Cavanaugh as a senior offensive assistant. He replaces the late Greg Knapp. Cavanaugh was the club's quarterbacks coach from 2009-12 and worked most recently as a senior offensive assistant for the WFT in 2019. 

Auburn: Bryan Harsin shared when he expects to return to work following last week's COVID-19 diagnosis

Bill Belichick: The overall verdict may still be out on his coaching tree, but no one in the NFL prepares his assistants better to nail their head coaching interviews than Bill Belichick. Here's how he uses his off season to fully immerse his guys in the decisions a head coach has to make.

The Apprentice School: The Apprentice School is looking for home or away games for the 2022 season. If you are interested please contact assistant Head Coach Elton Brown at elton.brown@as.edu.

Troy: Troy Football is looking for a Coaches Video Graduate Assistant. Required qualifications include; experience with Catapult Thunder (XOS), basic IT knowledge, interworking’s of a football program, & ability to get into Grad School. Preferred qualifications include; working with creative videos for recruiting and events. Position comes with Full Tuition and small stipend. If interested, send resumes to Jason Leverson at jleverson@troy.edu.

Big 12: While the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 are patting each other's backs, this could be a massive week for the future of the Big 12.

Illinois: Bret Bielema turned on the film and allowed players to critique their coaches, resulting in "pure pandemonium."

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West Virginia: The Mountaineers have promoted Mike Montoro to assistant athletic director for football communication.

Dick Vermeil: The NFL coaching veteran was among those selected as a finalist for the Hall of Fame.

Utah: The Utes have new alternate uniforms based on a historic battleship featuring some stunning hand-painted helmets.

The Alliance: So, this is what the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 announced yesterday.