17 phrases that your players want (and sometimes need) to hear from you and your staff

Quality coaches that build consistent programs understand the importance of recognizing the behaviors of players that you want modeled in your program. I think that today, perhaps more than ever, our players need us to provide both honest feedback, as well as positive reinforcement for the...

Trailer: There’s a Peyton Manning documentary coming to your TV on Sunday

I'm not sure what you have planned for your quarterbacks on Sunday night, but whatever it is: cancel it. NFL Films has produced a documentary that follows Peyton Manning through the summer as he prepared for what would turn out to be an NFL record-breaking...

If you haven’t retired this drill from your program, a recent study proves that it’s time you did

Researchers at Virginia Tech have identified a drill that they've heard coined "King of the Circle" the most dangerous drill for 34 Virginia football players aged 9-11 who were part of the study, according to USA Today. Just to clarify, the study isn't talking about...

Minnesota in the B1G title game, Vandy in a bowl game and other surprises Kirk Herbstreit sees in 2016

Kirk Herbstreit unveiled his annual Herbie Awards on Wednesday morning, and on it were a few surprises. For instance, Herbie has Vanderbilt as his top surprise team to make a bowl game. (Which isn't that surprising to me -- I agree with him.) But No....

The greatest walk-on story in the history of college football is getting his own movie

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When you think of the most notable walk-ons in the history of college football, a number of names probably come to mind. Guys like Brandon Weeden, Ziggy Ansah, Santana Moss, Clay Matthews, Jordy Nelson, Adam Archuleta, Colt Brennan...the list goes on an on. But perhaps...

Wednesday’s One Minute Warm Up

To get the blood pumping: How many FBS head coaches could field a punt? North Texas' Seth Littrell can... https://twitter.com/untgridiron/status/768252624076361728 The quote of the day https://twitter.com/CoachMotto/status/768254020972609536 Everybody loves ice cream, especially at practice https://twitter.com/RFootball/status/768241141275848705 This is a very mature young man's response to losing the quarterback battle at USC https://twitter.com/RachelBaribeau/status/768269422767312896 Nicely done video...

Video of the Day – Gopher Football: Ready or Not

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https://youtu.be/mApXo--auk0 Video of the Day Wednesday August 24, 2016 Gopher Football: Ready or Not  

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...