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 Night Football featuring two struggling teams...should allow more time to check The Scoop!
All times are eastern.
San Diego at Jacksonville - 8:30 - ESPN
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.
Good games throughout the day. Lions at the Saints tonight. Yes, points will be scored.
All times are eastern.
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
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.
RG3 went wild today against Texas' defense. Check out the highlights in the video below.
Phillip Montgomery, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, has done a great job working with Griffith for the past few years. Montgomery is a finalist for both our Offensive Coordinator of the Year and Quarterbacks Coach of the Year.
8 pick-6s this season
Southern Miss set an FBS record today with their 8th pick-six. See video below.
Dan Disch (defensive coordinator / safeties) and Grady Brown (corners) are doing a great job and are finalists for our Defensive Backs Coach of the Year. See all of the Finalists here.
Rich Rod getting started at Arizona
Rich Rod was introduced today to the crowd at Arizona's home basketball game.
On the coaching front, we hear that he is "getting the band back together". We hear several guys that have coached with Rich previously will begin to show up next week in Arizona. We'll keep you posted as to who is coming and who isn't on The Scoop.