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FootballScoop's Fifth Quarter

We recognize that you may have better things to do in life than check FootballScoop multiple times every day. We don't condone it, but we accept it. While you were out living your life, we wrote a good amount of articles that may have slipped past you. In that event, here are the five best things we wrote this week:

- In nearly a quarter century as a strength coach, Jim Peal has helped a football team reach No. 1 in the rankings, a baseball team reach the College World Series and a basketball team make back-to-back Final Fours. This week he revealed he is battling colon cancer. Here is his story. 

- Nine current coaches hold their respective school records for most all-time wins. Five more could get there by the end of the 2014 season. A dozen more are on the medal stand at their current posts. Do you know which ones?

- During bowl workouts, Ole Miss players faced off against the coaches for a spirited game of 7-on-7. Who won?

- Sul Ross State is a Division III school tucked away in tiny Alpine, Texas - 200 miles southeast of El Paso and 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. With the program sitting between head coaches, five volunteer assistants are currently holding the program together. Meet the five volunteers.

- Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees has a very interesting perspective on being a head coach in the NFL - that it's not worth the trouble. Do you agree?

While the rest of the sports media world was writing about deer antler spray, brothers facing off in the Super Bowl and a certain linebacker playing in his last game, the college football world also dropped a few bits of news. Here is the best in non-coaching news:

- Be the Gene Siskel of your Super Bowl party and watch 17 Super Bowl commercials before they air on Sunday. 

- Some alternate helmet prototypes at Nevada, Texas Tech and Fresno State hit the Internet this week. We may or may not see them on the field this fall, but you can catch a glimpse here. 

- The Big 12 held an athletic directors meeting on Monday, and word broke afterward that the conference is in discussions of forming a scheduling alliance with the ACC and SEC

- The Big 12 is also pursuing the addition of a Florida bowl game and may even resurrect its conference championship game pending NCAA approval. 

- Conference USA revealed its 2013 football slate on Wednesday. The league says goodbye to Memphis, Houston, SMU and Central Florida, and welcomes Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and UTSA. 

- BYU also finalized its 2013 schedule. 

- Missouri and Arkansas State will play a home-and-home in 2013 and 2015.

- Washington will play Georgia State on Sept. 20, 2014. 

- Arizona will play on new turf this fall. 

 

 

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