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  • Urban Meyer had a special assignment for those that decided to wear blue to class today

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    CBSSports.com

    The Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry is the real deal as far as college rivalry games go.

    Just take a look at how some of coaches involved in the rivalry have referred to their counterparts over the years; Woody Hayes coined the phrase “the team up north” when talking about the Wolverines just so he wouldn’t have to say it and the term can still be seen throughout the Buckeyes facility. More recently, Brady Hoke referred to the Buckeyes as simply “Ohio” because he couldn’t stomach saying the entire thing.

    Thanks to Buckeye running backs coach Tony Alford (in his first year on staff after coaching the same position at Notre Dame) and his Instagram account, we can officially add Urban Meyer to that list with his own special hatred of a certain color.

    While teaching a class today, Urban called out the students who decided to wear blue this morning and had them do some push ups in front of the entire class.

    Let this serve as a reminder – don’t wear blue in the presence of Urban Meyer.

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  • Monday’s One Minute Warm Up

    To get the blood pumping:

    – The season hasn’t even officially started and we’re already getting awkward halftime interviews, courtesy of John Harbaugh on Sunday.

    – Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is better than I remember…

    – It’s good to see UNLV embracing Sin City like they should have all along. Those black end zones are going to be really hot on September afternoons though.

    – Local media in Alabama should be aware, if you pick against your hometown team and three-time defending state champ Hoover HS (AL), you’re going to get blasted on social media.

    – The bird gang in Arizona has some swagger.

    – Wisconsin opens with Alabama later this week at AT&T Stadium. Here they ask “Are You Ready?”

    From the weekend: 

    – Helmet roundup at South Carolina and Virginia Tech

    – Skip Holtz and LA Tech open new facility to players, and their reaction is similar to “kids on Christmas Day”.

    -UCLA true freshman quarterback Josh Rosen may be the wisest player in college football.

  • Video of the Day – Oregon Fan Day 2015

    Video of the Day

    Monday August 31, 2015

    Oregon Fan Day 2015

  • Helmet roundup: Nice touch at South Carolina, new lid for Virginia Tech

    To honor the nine South Carolinians slain this summer in a senseless act of violence at a Charleston church, South Carolina announced Sunday it will wear this decal throughout the season:

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    From the official release:

    The original logo was designed by artist Gil Shuler of Mount Pleasant. The version for the helmet is garnet and depicts the Palmetto tree shaped by nine flying doves to represent each of the victims – Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson.

    Here’s South Carolina AD Ray Tanner on Steve Spurrier’s involvement: “Coach Spurrier was very engaged in this process. Football coaches are usually focused on just getting ready for their season, and he very much is too, but he took the time to be engaged with what we were going to do. He is excited that we are going to do the helmet sticker.”

    Well done, South Carolina. Well done.

    In similar news from the “I’m sad this is even necessary” department, Virginia Tech’s will honor the WDBJ shooting victims from last week (click link to see decal) will wearing these new orange lids against Ohio State next Monday.

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    Don’t know about you, but I like it. Here’s betting we’ll see this again in the future – especially if the Hokies win.

  • Skip Holtz compares players’ reaction to new facility to “kids on Christmas Day.” See for yourself

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    Over the weekend, Louisiana Tech opened the doors to the Davison Athletics Complex, which will serve as the new home for the football program, complete with a new locker room and weight room for Skip Holtz and his program.

    Before welcoming players into the new facility, Holtz welcomed his guys to pull out their phones and share the experience on their respective social media pages.

    “It’s like a little kid waking up on Christmas Day,” Holtz said to describe his players reaction to the updated new space.

    “To see the excitement and the energy that they have right now, going through this building, Vernon Butler told me he was going to stay the night tonight. It’s really a first class building and you can’t thank you enough to the people that made the Davison Athletics Complex a reality.”

    Reflecting on the old facility, players said that they were really impressed with the details and new graphics throughout the space, and the modern feel. Local media that have been inside the new facility are already calling it a “game changer” from a recruiting standpoint.

    See for yourself in the video below.