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The Scoop - Wednesday September 1, 2021


Weber State (FCS - UT): Former Utah State, Wisconsin and Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen will be a volunteer assistant for Weber State this fall. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Dealing with the NFLPA is an ongoing education for the club's rookie NFL head coach.

Wisconsin: Kent State director of personnel Steven Schrum has joined the program, sources tell FootballScoop. More here.

South Carolina: Heading into his head coaching debut, Shane Beamer reflects on the summer that changed college football forever.

Central Michigan: Head coach Jim McElwain has been diagnosed with appendicitis, the program announced today. He will undergo surgery today and assistant head coach Tim Skipper will lead the team until McElwain returns. 

New Orleans Saints: The Saints will set up shop at TCU to practice. Their Week 1 home game with the Packers has been moved to Jacksonville's TIAA Bank Field. 

Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher has confirmed his new contract. How does 10 years, $95 million sound to you, Mr. Fisher

Michigan State: Alan Haller has been officially appointed Michigan State's new AD. The former Spartan football player was previously the department's deputy AD. 

#Nuggets: Nuggets is back, previewing the biggest, tastiest opening weekend in college football history -- literally and figuratively

Mercyhurst (D-II - PA): After two decades led by Marty Schaetzle, the veteran head coach is retiring after the 2021 season and the program has already selected a new head coach to lead them into the future.

Bret Bielema: The calendar flipping to Sept 1 at midnight means 2023 recruits can receive texts and DMs. Most programs instinctively jump at that opportunity However, Bret Bielema and his Illinois staff decided to hold off and he shared an explanation as to why

Coach Prime: Deion has a YouTube documentary coming out, and the first episode will dive into his mission at Jackson State and the robbery after his first game.

Upcoming Games: UAB will take on Jacksonville State tonight on ESPN with kickoff scheduled for 7:30pm EST. Tomorrow, 17 games are set to take place, highlighted by Minnesota at Ohio State (8pm EST on FOX) and Boise State at UCF (7pm EST on ESPN).

Recruiting Against the GOAT: We asked the most pressing question in major college football to a bunch of people who've tried -- How do you recruit against Alabama?

Top Coordinator Debuts: There are some really good coordinators making their debuts in some tough environments and circumstances this weekend. Here is our run down of the four biggest that should have your attention this weekend.

McNeese State (FCS): McNeese football is looking for a full-time head equipment manager. Position to start as soon as possible. For questions or to express interest, send information to Deputy AD Tanner Stines

Bishop Sycamore: The latest in the Bishop Sycamore saga, where the house of cards may be collapsing on America's favorite fake high school football team.

Texas A&M Kingsville (D-II - TX): TAMUK is looking for an opponent on Week 2 (9/10) or Week 4 (9/24) for the 2022 season. Willing to travel. Possible home/away agreements for 2023. Interested parties should reach out to Head Coach Michael Salinas at

NIL: Quinn Ewers will not be Ohio State's starting quarterback, but that didn't stop him from sining *another* 7-figure NIL deal. How long will this last if he doesn't play?