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The Scoop - Wednesday October 27, 2021

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Legendary coach Joe Lee Dunn passed away yesterday. Please join us in keeping the Dunn family in your prayers. He will be missed by many. 

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Nick Saban: On the cusp of his 70th birthday, the GOAT shared how much longer he plans to coach.

Mayville State (NAIA - ND): Mayville State is looking for a home and home series Week 1 September 2nd 2023 and August 31st 2024. Looking for NAIA or D3 opponents. Anyone interested in playing please contact

Dixie State (FCS - UT): Dixie State will change its name to Utah Tech, pending approval from the state legislature. Our story from February on how we got here.

Texas Tech: Why did Kirby Hocutt fire Matt Wells now? Well, partly because his team was on the wrong end of a .982 winning percentage on Saturday.

St. Thomas (FCS - MN): St. Thomas is looking to fill a home game for Dec. 4 of this season. The late-season addition to replace an earlier game lost to cancelation. Interested programs can reach the staff for additional information at

Zcruit: Zcruit has two exciting full-time opportunities to join our team. We are hiring for the Account Manager and Data Coordinator positions. Account Manager - We are looking for a college football recruiting veteran with a vast network and deep relationships in the Division I recruiting world. This role will be responsible for maintaining and growing relationships with our current customers while providing them an outstanding Zcruit experience. This role is also responsible for developing and obtaining new business. Data Coordinator – We are looking for someone who has experience handling and quality-controlling mass amounts of prospect data in a college football recruiting office. This role will be responsible for the quality of data incoming into Zcruit and also the quality of data presently in the Zcruit. They will play point on the relationships with our data providers. Apply here: Account Manager - Data Coordinator - Please contact Cory Nicol ( with any questions.

Sun Belt: The Sun Belt has officially added Old Dominion, joining Southern Miss among confirmed new members. Marshall is expected to become official later this week with James Madison following next week.

Mel Tucker: When Tom Izzo was asked about the speculation linking Mel Tucker to LSU and how it may be distraction, he answered by sharing the dilemma of modern-day successful coaches.

Mike Tomlin: Asked about rumors linking him to openings at USC and LSU, a heated Tomlin slammed the door shut on that noise.

Rochester (D-III - NY): University of Rochester is looking for a game Week 4 in 2023 & 2024. Interested programs can contact Coach Chad Martinovich via email at

Shelton Felton: The former Tennessee and Akron assistant has been named head coach at Valdosta HS (GA). Felton led the program to a 4-5 mark as the interim head coach this past season following the dismissal of Rush Propst.

Bret Bielema: A decision moments before kickoff of their nine-OT thriller against Penn State led to the College Football Hall of Fame getting some gloves with an intriguing story, and also gave Bret Bielema the opportunity to share a coaching trade secret.

Texas Tech: Sonny Dykes on Tuesday sidestepped speculation about returning to his alma mater.

UW-Platteville (D-III - WI): University of Wisconsin-Platteville is looking for a game in Week 3 or Week 4of the 2022 season. Prefer a home game but will entertain all interests. Interested programs can contact Coach Mike Emendorfer via email at

Wild High School Story: The head coach was suspended, the remainder of his staff was protesting his suspension, so Sierra Linda (AZ) put its players on a bus without them and the team won anyway.

Deion Sanders: Update on Deion Sanders; Coach Prime remains sidelined after foot surgery.

Best & worst coaching decisions & execution: Week 7 versions of Best & Worst - via our friends at EdjVarsity.

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