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The Scoop - Wednesday November 18, 2020

Wednesday November 18, 2020

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#MACtion tonight: NIU at Ball State (6pm CT - ESPNN), Toledo at Eastern Michigan (6pm CT - CBSSN) & Western Michigan at Central Michigan (6pm CT - ESPN2).

NCAA: The NCAA has pushed the dead period out another five months.

Las Vegas Raiders: According to multiple reports, most of the Raiders starting defense is being placed on the reserve / COVID list. They are currently scheduled to take on the Chiefs on Sunday.

Maryland: Maryland is not practicing today. The Terps did not play their scheduled game with Ohio State last week and are slated to play Michigan State on Saturday.

St. Francis (FCS - PA): St. Francis would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response to their defensive coordinator opening. They are no longer accepting resumes at this time.

Southwest Mississippi College (JC - MS): Per source, head coach Tim Stowers and the school have parted ways.

NFL: The NFL has placed all 32 teams under intensive protocol for the remainder of the season, according to The Athletic, meaning all meetings must take place virtually and masks must be worn in practice. The new protocol beings Saturday.

Missouri: Eli Drinkwitz wanted to award walk-ons after opt-outs, but the NCAA stepped in and shut it down.

Cancelled Games Tracker: Keep track of all of the cancelled and postponed games for the week via this new page.

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Sul Ross State University located in Alpine, Texas is looking to hire an OFFENSIVE SKILL Graduate Assistant. This position will be responsible for coaching your own position group and have your own recruiting territory. This position will assist in everyday video operations (including uploading and breaking down film), graphic designs and other duties assigned by the Head Coach or Offensive Coordinator. This position comes with a stipend and housing. Preference will be given to applicants that have QB or WR coaching or playing experience. This position will start Jan. 6, 2021. The American Southwest Conference is committed to playing a 5 game schedule this spring. If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and references to Offensive Coordinator Kevin Canty at kevin.canty@sulross.edu. No phone calls please.

Ed Orgeron: Sam Pittman recently placed a call to Ed Orgeron to thank him for opening a career door recently. Here's why.

Nick Saban: "I wasn't a very good recruiter in those days..."

New York Giants: Offensive line coach Marc Colombo has been let go, according to multiple reports. This one got interesting right off the bat...

Football Guy Alert: A Maryland high school coach coached through a heart attack on Saturday.

American: The AAC has announced SMU-Houston and Navy-USF will not be played this weekend. Keep track of this week's games here.

UT-Martin (FCS): Per source, Austin Peay co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Dominique Bowman is leaving to accept a similar role at UT Martin. Details here.

Benedictine (NAIA - KS): Larry Wilcox, who spent 42 years with the program and won over 300 games, has announced that he will retire in June.

Urban Meyer:The three reasons that teams struggle and underachieve, according to Urban Meyer.

Masters of Sports Administration: Upper Iowa’s MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings. The online degree is available with emphasis in Sports Management or Coaching & Leadership Education.

Nebraska: A bit of paranoia was the reason behind Scott Frost changing up a five-decades old Huskers tradition.

South Carolina: A number of South Carolina players have opted out of the rest of the season since Will Muschamp's dismissal.

Texas: Tom Herman was asked about Urban Meyer rumors on Monday. It was awkward.

South Carolina: Our look at the potential candidates early on for the Gamecocks. 

New Coaching Changes Page: Keep track of all the 2020-21 NFL and College head coaching movement here.