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  • Wednesday’s One Minute Warm Up

    To Get Your Blood Flowing:

    – It seems potential football venues in Los Angeles aren’t falling over themselves to do business with the NFL.

    – Speaking of the NFL.

    First he’s too nice, then he doesn’t make enough mistakes. Next the NFL will say Mariota doesn’t lose enough games.

    – After a historic year, Mississippi State is crushing their previous years season ticket totals.

    – Man goes on a three-year tour of the entire globe, comes home with a kick-ass video.

    – Today in off-beat training camp drills we go to Dallas…

    – I enjoyed this tweet:

    – On the Deadliest Catch episode that aired tonight, the crew (all Seahawks fans) got a chance to listen to the end of the Super Bowl while out at sea. Spoiler alert: They didn’t like the call to pass on the 1-yard line with Beast Mode in the backfield either.

    In Case You Missed It:

    – We announced the 2015 FBS FootballScoop Video of the Year finalists. Congrats to Appalachian State, Clemson, Colorado, Colorado State, Georgia and Mississippi State.

    – Michigan is doing some cool stuff with virtual reality in recruiting.

    – Arkansas State associate AD Jason Martin has pledged to wear a Red Wolves football helmet until the team sells 10,000 tickets.

    – The most insane Canadian football play ever.

    – San Diego State released some pretty cool new uniforms yesterday.

  • Announcing the 2015 FootballScoop FBS Video of the Year Finalists

    Video of the year

    FootballScoop is once again proud to announce another set of outstanding finalists for the third annual FBS Video of the Year contests. This year’s finalists — Appalachian StateClemsonColoradoColorado StateGeorgia and Mississippi State — emerged from a crop of dozens of entries by showcasing the best the industry has to offer.

    The winner will be announced next week, and chosen from a panel of judges to be announced later this week.

    Before we get to this year’s finalists, here are the winners of the first two FBS FootballScoop Video of the Year winners:

    Ole Miss, 2013

    Colorado, 2014

    Without further ado, the 2015 finalists are:

    Appalachian State: “Legacy – Pre-Michigan Motivational”

    Clemson: “Why We Work”

    Colorado: “FOREVER”

    Colorado State: “The Hunters”

    Georgia: “The Georgia Way – Fall Edition”

    Mississippi State: “Alabama Pregame”

    Our staff would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who submitted videos this year. This contest (quite literally) could not happen without you, and we feel confident the fourth Video of the Year contest will raise the bar even higher.

  • Oregon’s display of Marcus Mariota’s Heisman Trophy is gorgeous

    Oregon-Heisman

    You know Oregon (and Nike) couldn’t display Marcus Mariota’s 2014 Heisman Memorial Trophy like every one else goes, in some glass case in the middle of the trophy room.

    No, it had to be different. Sleeker. More creative. Cooler.

    And, yeah, better. This just goes to show that Oregon’s brand goes well beyond its uniforms. It’s a top-down identity that covers everything the program does, and it leaves the program better for it.

  • Video: How Michigan is scoring recruits using virtual reality

    Michigan50ydline

    Programs around the country are using virtual reality in their meeting rooms to help players learn. Well in Ann Arbor, they’re using the technology to help them land recruits.

    The 30-second video, tweeted out by the Michigan Athletics Twitter account, opens up by saying “For the first time in collegiate athletics…virtual reality will be used for recruiting,” before assistant coach Jay Harbaugh gives a brief synopsis on how they’re utilizing the technology.

    “It’s immersive and really captures the emotion, where you didn’t feel as much like a spectator. So to be that program, and that university that is setting the bar high, is something that is exciting for everybody.”

    Once a recruit puts the goggles on, he gets a glimpse at his future at Michigan whether it’s coming out of the tunnel, or putting on the jersey the experience might be a game changer in recruiting…and Michigan is leading the charge.

    Check out the video below to see more on the experience.

  • Video: San Diego State is taking the Aztec look to the next level

    Today, San Diego State revealed their new uniforms for 2015, and the overall first impression is that they are taking the Aztec look to the next level.

    The most talked about part of the new uniforms will be the one-of-a-kind helmet design which will feature the Aztec Calendar, a unique piece of Aztec history that dates back to the 1400’s in Mexico. The new helmets will also feature a black stripe down the middle, which is a color that SDSU hasn’t incorporated into their helmet design since 2004, according to the release.

    The details in these helmets are really unique.

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    Take a closer look at the changes here.