NCAA Football News and Notes: Utah DC Remains On Staff


Morgan Scalley, the defensive coordinator at Utah, will be back on the staff for the 2020 season. Scalley was suspended after using a racial slur on a text message in 2013.

Scalley was placed on suspension back on June 5 when the message came to light. Scalley admitted to using the slur in the text, and the university brought in an outside company to investigate the incident.

Scalley lost a raise worth over $550,000 and the title of head coach in waiting. He will have to go through inclusion training and education. This will be Scalley’s 13th season coaching at Utah.

Kansas State Facing Boycott from Student-Athletes

The Wildcats have added a diversity program after several football players, and members of other sports teams had threatened not to play if the university didn’t address some racial inequality and racism issues on campus. The program is being implemented as a diversity and education fund.

Kansas State student Jaden McNeil sent a tweet congratulating George Floyd on being drug-free for a month after he was killed at the hands of the police. Numerous athletes on campus immediately took to social media to call for McNeil to be kicked off campus.

Although the university said that it could not legally kick McNeil off campus, they will take steps to address the students’ concerns. There will be townhalls and mandatory inclusion and racism education for all coaches and athletes.

Former Iowa Running Back Alleges Mistreatment

Akrum Wadley, who played for Iowa from 2014-2017, posted on social media about his mistreatment while at the university. He called out head coach Kirk Ferentz, Brian Ferentz, Broderick Binns, and Chris Doyle by name for their actions.

He said that they threatened to, and actually did, withhold his meal card to control his weight. Wadley also claimed that multiple times they asked if he was about to commit a robbery when he wore the team-issued headgear that covered his face during cold weather. Doyle was dismissed as a coach after numerous allegations of mistreatment from other players as well.

Alabama Mayor Quits After Post

Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, has resigned after a post calling out the Crimson Tide for their “sorry” political views. Chambers said he was selling all of his team pictures and memorabilia after the team chose to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Chambers had been previously under fire for some alt-right views on homosexuality, abortion, and transgender people. Carbon Hill is a small town of only 2,000 people outside Birmingham.

Ivy League to Announce Fall Sports Decision on July 8

The Ivy League, the first conference to pull the plug on sports during the coronavirus pandemic, is expected to announce the fate of fall sports on July 8. The rumor is that football, and most of the other fall sports, will be moved to the spring season.

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