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The Scoop - Wednesday November 27, 2019

Thursday November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We'll have some updates later this afternoon; but this morning we're enjoying time with family and friends, giving thanks to the Lord for all we are blessed with. We hope each of you is able to take time today to remember how truly blessed our lives are. God bless you and may God continue to bless these amazing United States of America.

Wednesday November 27, 2019

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Edmonton Eskimos (CFL): The Eskimos fired head coach Jason Maas this morning. Over four seasons, Maas' squads won 39 games while losing 33 (3-3 in the post-season).

Conference USA: Facing a possible 3-way tie atop its West Division, the league has executed a tiebreaker change that would lead to riots if it happened in the SEC.

Arena Football League: The AFL has announced that it has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and is fully ceasing operations. "We're all disappointed that we couldn't find a way forward and we wanted to thanks our fans, our players, coaches, everyone who loved the Arena Football League. We all love the game and tried very hard to make it successful, but we simply weren't able to raise the capital necessary to grow the League, resolve the substantial legacy liabilities and make it financially viable," the statement the league shared read.

Rutgers: A groundswell of support for the former coach could lead Rutgers and Greg Schiano back to the negotiating table.

Florida State: An update at Florida State, where things are moving forward quickly.

Lane College (D-II - TN): Per source, Derrick Burroughs is stepping down as head coach, but will remain with the school as athletic director.

Art Briles: The former Baylor head coach, now coaching at the high school level, is being discussed as a candidate for an open FCS job.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL): Head coach Khari Jones has signed a three-year contract extension. Jones became interim head coach following the dismissal of Mike Sherman just before the 2019 season and led them to a 10-8 finish and their first playoff appearance since 2014.

Ball State: The school and head coach Mike Neu are preparing an extension. Here's the details.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Asked if he has plans to return to the team in 2020, Jags executive vice president Tom Coughlin responded simply, "There's five games to go," according to Chris Mortensen.

USC: USC's leadership is reportedly leaning toward keeping Clay Helton. Details here.

Rutgers: A pre-Thanksgiving update on Rutgers' search for their next head coach.

Rivalry Weekend Football: Your complete primer on everything that's up for grabs in this weekend's games.

Missouri State (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop head coach Dave Steckel is expected to return. Stec just completed his fifth season at the helm of the Bears.

Lamar (FCS - TX): Lamar's booster club president told the Beaumont Enterprise that Art Briles was mentioned as a candidate for the Cardinals' opening, but a program spokesman declined to comment on if the former Baylor coach is a candidate. Briles went 8-3 as the head coach at Mount Vernon High School in Texas.

Urban Meyer: Urban says he still misses coaching... for 30 minutes a day.

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Arkansas: A pre-Thanksgiving update on Arkansas' search for their next head coach.

Quincy (DII - IL): Quincy University has an offensive graduate assistant opening (OL). Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Position includes a stipend and tuition. Please send resume, cover letter and references to Head Coach Gary Bass at

Texas: The Longhorns are expected to lose a few big name staffers this off season, according to a report. Read more here.

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Lake Erie (D-II - OH): Lake Erie College has an opening in their schedule and is looking for interested in D2 or NAIA opponents. We have an open date in 2020 on 10/17. Two open dates in 2021 and 2022 for weeks 1 & 2 looking for preferably a home and away. Please contact

Broyles: A solid list of semifinalists have been named for the Broyles Award.

Rutgers: The high school coach who serves as president of the New Jersey football coaches association unloaded on Rutgers’ administration on the record yesterday.

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