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The Scoop - Wednesday September 22, 2021

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USC: An update on USC's interest in James Franklin from the FootballScoop staff. 

Georgia Southern: Chad Lunsford provides inspiring perspective all coaches should hear after fans voice disappointment in 1-2 start.

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Portland State: "I was just talking out of my ass on the radio." Bruce Barnum tells us how a single comment led to a viral promotion... that cost him nearly $15,000.

Calling all RBs: In a crowded NIL market, Arby's put put out a creative NIL casting call effectively saying: "Hey D-I running backs, we want to pay you!"

Virginia-Lynchburg (NCCAA): Virginia-Lynchburg is looking to fill two positions on staff (assistant OL and assistant DL. immediately. The assistant Offensive Line Coach responsibilities will include assisting the Offensive Line Coach, working with offensive line. Help with game planning. Help with offensive line drills. Person receiving this position will receive stipend, meal plan, and housing. The assistant defensive line coach responsibilities will include assisting the Defensive Line coach, working with defensive line. Help with game planning. Help with defensive line drills. Person receiving this position will receive stipend, meal plan and housing. We are looking to fill positions immediately. Interested candidates can contact head coach Tim Newman at

Miami: Manny Diaz is reportedly on shaky ground at Miami.

Mike DeBord: Mike DeBord, the former Indiana and Tennessee offensive coordinator and college coaching veteran, has suffered a significant stroke and could use all of our prayers. Please keep DeBo in your prayers.

Deion Sanders: With rival Alcorn State not having a full-time trainer available, Coach Prime has offered to step up and help....if asked.

Idaho: The Vandals have shuffled their offensive staff, including a promotion of former Idaho quarterback Brian Reader to offensive coordinator.

Greg Schiano: Contrary to popular belief, crowd noise isn't the most pressing concern for teams playing on the road, according to Greg Schiano.

Superdome: The roof of the dome in New Orleans caught fire yesterday.

2021-22 Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching movement from NFL to NAIA via our annual Head Coaching Changes tracker page via this link.