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The Scoop - Wednesday November 4, 2020

Wednesday November 4, 2020


Fox: Fox's entire Big Noon Kickoff crew will be off the air and in quarantine on Saturday, but the show will go on. More here.

Louisville-Virginia: This game has been postponed a week to Nov. 14.

Packers-49ers: Despite San Francisco shutting down its facility today, the Niners will host Green Bay tomorrow, tweets NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Utah: Utah has extended Kyle Whittingham, possibly through the end of his career. Details here.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines need to come to an "amicable divorce," according to Paul Finebaum.

Lincoln (D-II - CA): An FBS coaching veteran has landed a defensive coordinator job at a Division II startup program.

A Flag, a flower and football: Here's how college football influenced a state election.

New York Jets: General Manager Joe Douglas calls Adam Gase "part of the solution" in New York.

Southern Miss: An already bizarre season will end with Southern Miss play their two makeup games (at UTEP and vs. FAU) in a five-day span.

Lane Kiffin: "It felt like a miracle," the Ole Miss head coach shared after seeing his player released from the hospital on the same day of a scary practice injury.

San Francisco 49ers: The club has closed its facility today after a positive COVID test. The Niners are scheduled to host Green Bay tomorrow. Stay tuned to this one.

North Texas-UTEP: This game, which was slated for last Saturday until UNT declined to make the trip to El Paso, has been rescheduled for Dec. 12. It will remain in El Paso.

New York Jets: GM Joe Douglas calls head coach Adam Gase "part of the solution" amid the team's 0-8 start.

Georgia Tech: Every time Geoff Collins watches film of the upcoming opponent, he first cues up these two units that tell him all he needs to know.

Charlotte: Charlotte has added a Nov. 14 home game with Gardner-Webb (FCS - NC). This will be the 49ers' fourth home game this season.

West Alabama (D-II): The University of West Alabama has open dates in week 1, 3, & 4 in 2021 and 2022. Email to discuss.

Alma (D-III - MI): Alma College is looking to hire two positions (one offense and one defense) for a restricted earning/entry level assistant football coach position. The offensive position will be a skill-position, candidates having experience working with Wide Receivers are encouraged to apply. The defensive position will be based on the best candidate for the open position. Duties include on-field coaching, film breakdowns, practice and game planning, running group meetings, academic monitoring, game day responsibilities, and recruiting. A stipend and housing will be provided with this position. For more details and how to apply, please visit this link.

MyGridIronGear: Thousands of players are now wearing these masks. They affix to the helmet; but don't interfere with the mouthpiece. Protective, yet breathable. Washable, durable & reusable. Visit to learn more & order. To see them in action visit this news story.

HBO: St. Frances (MD) is being highlighted in a new HBO series after the football program made a remarkable turnaround under Biff Poggi, only to get tossed from their league for being too successful.

Return of the MAC: Our beloved MACtion returns tonight with SIX games to feast on. Eastern Michigan will play Kent State (6pm EST on ESPN+), Western Michigan will play at Akron(6pm EST on ESPN3), Ball State will take on Miami of Ohio (7pm EST on CBSSN), Buffalo will play Northern Illinois (7pm EST on ESPN2), Ohio will face Central Michigan (7pm EST on ESPN) and Bowling Green will take on Toledo (8pm EST on ESPNU).

Oklahoma State: Hey OK can't do that.

Henderson State (D-II - AR): Henderson State University is currently accepting applications for a Football Equipment Supervisor Graduate Assistant. This is a 10-month position starting January 2021 with a two-year commitment. Full tuition waiver, and a monthly stipend. Candidates must be admissible to the graduate program. Responsibilities will include operating the football equipment room, maintaining inventory of all equipment, ordering equipment, equipment repair, laundry, and game and practice sideline equipment. The position will also assist the Asst. AD for Sports Medicine, and perform other duties as assigned by Asst. AD for Sports Medicine. Candidates with an athletic background or experience (volunteer/intern) in a collegiate equipment program is preferred. Candidates must possess strong communication skills and have the ability to effectively work with student athletes, the sports medicine staff, administrators, and sport coaches. Candidates must possess skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Additionally the applicant must have a valid driver license and dependable transportation. Qualified applicants email cover letter, resume and references to Scott Maxfield at

Oregon: There is a new home for the largest video board in college football.

Unique challenges that small colleges continue to face due to COVID

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