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The Scoop - Wednesday September 8, 2021


QwikGem: This week's QwikGem comes from Spanish Fort HS (AL)

#Nuggets: The Week 2 schedule is a mini-rivalry week, headlined by the biggest athletic event in the state of Iowa since Shoeless Joe Jackson came back from the dead.

TV Ratings: Strong opening weekend TV ratings show Americans prefer to spend their Labor Day weekend on the couch

San Francisco Bowl: The bowl, last played as the Redbox Bowl, will not be played in 2021, according to multiple reports.

James Franklin: Penn State faces Ball State this weekend with a big time matchup with Auburn looming next weekend. When asked if "trap games" are a real thing, Franklin shares that they are if you neglect these simple things.

Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA): Briar Cliff is looking to schedule a home and home series for the 2023 and 2024 seasons. 2023 on 8/26 and 2024 on 8/31. Interested programs can contact head coach Shane LaDage at

Orgeron Bowl: After losing to UCLA last weekend, Ed Orgeron and the Tigers will be facing Orgeron's son on the other sideline of their home opener.

Podcast: The new FootballScoop podcast has dropped. We'll be bringing short stories from and inside the coaching world. Subscribe here for Apple Podcasts and here for Spotify.

Coaching Life Hacks: Tracking how these five statistics correlate with winning over Weeks 0 and 1.

Vanderbilt: Sources tell FootballScoop Clark Lea made a significant change to his offensive staff's responsibilities....before week 1.

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ESPN: Sideline analyst Todd McShay announced he will take some time away to focus on his health and his family. "Thank you ESPN for being so supportive and for all the well wishes - I can’t wait to be back on the sidelines soon," he tweeted.

Connecticut: Randy Edsall will earn his full year's salary of $1.256 million despite coaching only two games.

Lane Kiffin: After his Ole Miss team won without him in attendance, Kiffin shared "I think head coaches get too much credit."