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The Scoop - Wednesday March 18, 2020

Wednesday March 18, 2020


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Long-time San Francisco 49ers assistant Bill McPherson died Tuesday at the age of 88. McPherson, who primarily coached defensive line and linebackers and served as defensive coordinator several seasons, earned five Super Bowl rings with the 49ers. Please keep Coach, his wife Elsie, his children, family and friends in your prayers.

Arizona: When factoring in a cost of living adjustment, Paul Rhoads doubled his salary in leaving UCLA for Arizona. Details here.

NFL Game Film: The NFL has made an announcement about game film access that will make the coaching community very happy...

FBI: A new HBO documentary details the FBI's investigation into college basketball, where the key witness calls LSU's Will Wade "a f---ing gangster."

Future of athletics: One SEC athletic director believes a "new normal" is on the horizon for coaches and fans regarding the future of athletics.

North Texas: Mackenzie Morris -- daughter of Chad -- has been hired as recruiting operations coordinator. Morris previously worked in recruiting at Arkansas.

Kentucky: Director of football operations Frank Buffano has accepted a new role as safeties coach Mark Stoops announced tdoay. Buffano has served as DFO at Kentucky the past seven seasons. Buffano previously coached secondary and linebackers at Youngstown State from 2010-12.

SEC: Commissioner Greg Sankey said Wednesday the conference is "full steam ahead" for SEC media days in July, but cautioned he was "full steam ahead" for the SEC tournament last Thursday and we all know how that ended.

Youngstown State (FCS - OH): Ashton Youboty, who spent last season as a senior defensive assistant on the Wisconsin staff, has been named corners coach. Prior to Wisconsin, Youboty was part of the staff at Miami.

Michigan: Defensive coordinator Don Brown is due a $600,000 retention bonus on April 1, according to MLive. Brown, who signed a new three-year deal last February, is set to make $1.1 million this fall, and his salary will jump to $1.7 million in 2021. Also, offensive line coach Ed Warinner will receive a $25,000 retention bonus for being employed at UM on April 1st as well.

"Kids have been the same wherever I've coached: They want to be coached hard and they want to be loved."

Learn To Win Sports: "Learn to Win is an essential part of our gameday preparation, transforming the way we get our players mentally ready to do their job on the field. If you want to be the best you've got to train with the best, and Learn to Win is the most advanced tool on the market today." - Chris Partridge

Name, Image and Likeness: While the NCAA drags its feet, the NAIA is moving forward with its own NIL package. Details here.

Teamworks:Teamworks has made the decision to open the platform to any collegiate or professional team who wishes to use it, free of charge, so they can reliably communicate with their athletes and families during the challenging weeks ahead.

Christopher Newport University (D-III - VA): Christopher Newport University is looking to fill a Week 3 open date (2021 / 2022). Interested programs can contact coach Art Link at

FootballScoop Virtual Clinic: A simple off season research project, and a few more ideas to give your program an edge during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Aspiring head coaches: 11 types of parents you need to have a plan for as an aspiring head coach.

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.