Pete Carroll explains why good coaches quit: “They lose their ability to fight the fight”

Every year a number of very smart, capable coaches (head coaches, coordinators, and assistant coaches) make the decision to walk away from football and sometimes it's a call that leaves people everywhere scratching their heads wondering why. Why do seemingly healthy coaches who have seen success, or...

That time Hugh Freeze staged his own funeral to drive home a point

Hugh Freeze, ah, how do we say this.... Hugh Freeze staged his own funeral to drive home a point about intention and actions. "The whole purpose is understanding whatever you believe drives your behaviors, and your behaviors drive your performance, and your performance will give...

Nebraska will wear special “chrome” unis for game at Northwestern

When you think of programs with iconic uniforms that rarely change, Nebraska is one team that immediately comes to mind. They've done a great job over the years of building one of the most recognizable uniform brands in college football. Well, against Northwestern Nebraska will...

Video: Your summer wasn’t nearly as interesting as a Navy football player’s

How did you spend your summer? A trip to the beach, some time by the pool, and a few get togethers with friends? Navy's football players did all that but... better. The incredible folks in Navy's video department put together a highlight reel of how the...

These new East Texas Baptist helmets are so great they could become collectors’ items

East Texas Baptist head coach Scotty Walden sprung his team's new black uniforms on them last night by doing his best Coach Taylor impression. Walden ripped into his team for a lack of leadership, the lights "unexpectedly" go out and... pandemonium. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp8iR-DG1zQ] The uniforms themselves are...

Chart: Mapping every FBS player’s home town – all 13,738 of them

The folks at Rukkus have taken upon themselves the gargantuan task of mapping the hometowns of all 13,738 FBS players and were kind enough to share them with the masses. As you can guess, mapping 13,738 players creates a metric ton of data. This map...

How Houston coaches are emphasizing ball security this season

We've previously emphasized how turnover margin is the statistic that most easily correlates with wins and losses, and Houston was on the right end of that metric in 2015. The Cougars finished second nationally in Tom Herman's first season, gaining 35 while losing only...

Which first-year head coach could be this year’s Tom Herman?

Looking back on it now, it all seems so predetermined. Of course Houston was going to romp through the American, claim the Group of Five's Peach Bowl slot and slay Florida State en route to a 13-1 season. After all, the Cougars had a...

Iowa’s Chris Doyle is the new highest paid strength coach in the country…by a large margin

Chris Doyle has been with Kirk Ferentz at Iowa for all 18 seasons, and is widely regarded as one of the best in the business in the strength world - and now he'll be compensated as such. Dyle will make a base salary of $595,000...