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The Scoop - Wednesday November 17, 2021

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2021-22 Coordinator Trackers: Our pages tracking the FBS coordinator moves are now live.


Bobby Collins, who led some great Southern Miss teams in the 70's and 80's, has recently passed at 88 years old. He led the program to a top 10 ranking in 1981 before leaving for the SMU job, where he went 43-15 over five seasons, eventually rising to 2nd in the AP poll. Please join us in praying for coach Collins' family.

Virginia Tech: Sources tell FootballScoop Virginia Tech has strong interest in ACC rival coach

Michigan State: As we reported last week, today multiple reports out of Michigan have emerged showing Michigan State has made a very, very large offer to Mel Tucker

Black Hills State (D-II - SD): Black Hills State University is seeking 1 applicant for graduate assistant positions. This position will serve on defense coaching cornerbacks. A minimum GPA of 2.5 and a bachelors degree is required. The position provides 37% off of tuition, summer camp profits, and an $8,000 annual stipend. Housing and meals are not included. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to head coach Josh Breske at

Buffalo State (D-III - NY): Buffalo State, located in Buffalo, N.Y. and a member of the Liberty League, is conducting a national search for a head football coach. Interested applicants should visit this link for a full description, listing of required qualifications and to submit an online application.

Matt Campbell: Winning the Big 12 was never the goal for Matt Campbell, who explains that his goals are still very much intact as 6-4 Iowa State head to Oklahoma this weekend.

Games tonight: Northern Illinois is at Buffalo (7pm et - ESPN2) & Central Michigan is at Ball State (7pm et - ESPNU). 

Buffalo State (D-III - NY): After Christian Ozolin's unique run as the interim head coach, Buffalo State has announced a national search for a new head coach.

Wayne State University (D-II - MI): Wayne State University, a Division 2 school located in Detroit, MI is searching for opponents for Week 4 & Week 9 in 2022. If interested, please contact

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Cory Sauter has stepped down as head coach.

Friends (NAIA - KS): Terry Harrison, who spent the past few seasons turning around the Bethel (NAIA - KS) program from 1-9 to league champs, has been named the new head coach at Friends University.

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UW-Oshkosh (D-III): UW Oshkosh DIII is looking for non-conference games for the 2022 season. Weeks 1 thru 4. Guarantee available. Contact AD Darryl Sims at

Fran Schwenk: Coach Fran Schwenk, an assistant at University of St. Mary (NAIA - KS), is stepping away from coaching after 50+ years at the high school & NAIA levels. Please join us in wishing coach Schwenk all the best in the next chapter of his life.

Indianapolis (D-II - IN): UIndy have open dates for week 2 in our schedule for 2022, 2023 and 2024. Please contact our Head Coach Chris Keevers at to discuss playing options.

Virginia Tech: A look at the candidates for the Hokies.

Fumbles: There are two types of fumbles, according to Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni.

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FCS Playoffs: With Selection Sunday looming, our look at who's in and who's on the outside looking in for the Field of 24.

New York Jets: Thanks to some critical comments from Jets head coach Rex Ryan, he and current head coach Robert Saleh have some beef, and Saleh's brother has now inserted himself in the feud.

Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley addresses the speculation out there linking him to the LSU opening.

2021-22 Head Coaching Change Page: Keep track of all the NFL and college head coaching movement via this tracking page.

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