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Curtis Johnson - Head Football Coach Tulane

Curtis Johnson will be named the new head coach today. We also expect Tulane to announce that they have received enough commitments from donors to move forward with plans to build a new stadium on campus.

Johnson, the wide receivers coach with the Saints, has been with New Orleans (his hometown) since Sean Payton was hired. 

In the late 80s and early 90s Johnson was an assistant at San Diego State. He went on to coach at Miami during their run (including 9 bowl games and 1 national championship while he was on staff). 

While working at the collegiate level, Johnson was known as a talented recruiter, especially when it came to the New Orleans area. 

Throughout Tulane's search, Sean Payton gave several public recommendations for Johnson. 

We'll keep you posted as the day unfolds. 

Monday TV

Monday Night Football featuring two struggling teams...should allow more time to check The Scoop!

All times are eastern.

NFL:

San Diego at Jacksonville - 8:30 - ESPN

College:

No games.

High School:

No games.

Gundy: I've laid in bed and thought about it

After their huge win over Oklahoma last night, Mike Gundy's comments on the field were classic.

He then went into the locker room and spoke with the team and "the family". Oh, and yes, he danced again.

He followed that up with his presser.  Good video; but one of the better lines was:

I have laid in bed thinking about tough losses, those things never go away; but I've also laid in bed thinking about giving that Big 12 conference trophy to Boone Pickens.  Seeing the smile on his face, trying to give him something back for what he started here. 

Sunday TV

Good games throughout the day. Lions at the Saints tonight. Yes, points will be scored. 

All times are eastern.

NFL:

Carolina at Tampa Bay - 1 - FOX

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh - 1 - CBS

Atlanta at Houston - 1 - FOX

NY Jets at Washington - 1 - CBS

Indianapolis at New England - 1 - CBS

Oakland at Miami - 1 - CBS

Denver at Minnesota - 1 - FOX

Tennessee at Buffalo - 1 - CBS

Kansas City at Chicago - 1 - CBS

Baltimore at Cleveland - 4:05 - CBS

Dallas at Arizona - 4:15 - FOX

Green Bay at NY Giants - 4:15 - FOX

St. Louis at San Francisco - 4:15 - FOX

Detroit at New Orleans - 8:20 - NBC 

College:

No games.

High School:

No games.

D-II and D-III semifinal pairings

Here's the quick look ahead to the games on Saturday December 10th. 

In D-II. Delta State will travel to play Pitt State and Wayne State will travel to Winston Salem.

In D-III. Wisconsin Whitewater will play St. Thomas and Wesley will play Mount Union. 

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