Monday September 1, 2014
Very proud to announce that visitors to FootballScoop in August were up 78% over August 2013. A record 342,000 users came to the site during the month. Thank you all very much.
Middle Georgia State (NAIA): Defensive coordinator Jeremy Hawkins has been promoted to head coach, taking over for Stuart Gottlieb who has stepped down due to health related reasons.
Sunday August 31, 2014
Notre Dame: Former safety Pat Eilers is helping Notre Dame coach the defensive backfield while defensive GA Kyle McCarthy battles cancer.
Friday August 29, 2014
Texas Tech: Kliff Kingsbury has agreed to a contract extension through the 2020 season, the school has announced. The new deal will pay him a guaranteed base of $24.2 million, an average of $3.5 million per season, and up to a total of $34.7 million according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports. Read more here.
Thursday August 28, 2014
SEC: Commissioner Mike Slive underwent back surgery on Tuesday and will watch games from his home this weekend, the league has announced.
Iowa Barnstormers (IFL): Former quarterback Joe Brannen has been announced as the new head coach of the team. The Barnstormers will also be transitioning from the Arena Football League to the Indoor Football League.
3 Deviations in the Read Zone: In this exclusive research report from X&O Labs, Colin Kaepernick's former coach explains the difference between how Robert Griffin III and Kaepernick run the Read Option from the Pistol. See the research and watch the film - click here.
Scouting Academy: At 7pm ET tonight, the Scouting Academy will host a live, instructor led question and answer session for individuals interested in learning more about the Scouting Academy. Register here to participate in tonight's Q&A session.
Wednesday August 27, 2014
L.A. Valley College (JC - CA): Per source, run game coordinator/tight ends coach Jason Vandiver has accepted the o-line job at LA Valley College. He will also be the co-offensive coordinator.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies have announced an extension for head coach Frank Beamer through January 1, 2019. AD Whit Babcock: "Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support (for Beamer)." Beamer is FBS's winningest active coach with 266 carrier victories. Financial terms of the extension were not disclosed; Beamer earned $2.428 million in 2013 according to USA Today.
Tennessee Tech (FCS): The school has announced an extension for head coach Watson Brown through the 2019 season. Brown is 33-46 entering his eighth season as head coach. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Samford (FCS - AL): Head coach Pat Sullivan will not travel to Samford's opener at TCU due to health concerns. "My doctors have advised me not to travel at this time due to a complication from a surgery earlier this year," Sullivan said in a statement. This is the third consecutive season Sullivan has missed at least one game due to health reasons.
Western State (D-II - CO): Wyatt Henderson, who coached the receivers last year, has been hired as the offensive coordinator at Lynwood HS (Lynwood, CA).
Wisconsin-Platteville (D-III): Head coach Mike Emendorfer has been promoted to associate athletic director.
Shaw (D-II - NC): Deandre Okonji, who coached the receivers last season, has joined the coaching staff at Upland HS (CA) as the receivers coach / co-special teams coordinator.