Tuesday’s One Minute Warm Up
To Get Your Blood Moving:
– It looks like Coastal Carolina will be joining the Sun Belt. Formal announcement coming today.
– These videos will never NOT be great.
Colorado School of Mines head coach Gregg Brandon awarded WR Dane Arakawa a scholarship today. Another fun idea pic.twitter.com/eI5s5p9qdM
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) September 1, 2015
– Ole Miss has signed a 12-year extension with Nike. – Think they might be going a little overboard here? Or nah?
Fox Sports Go to have 5 separate feeds for its CFB opener, Michigan vs Utah, including a “khaki cam” focused on Harbaugh entire game — Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) August 31, 2015
– Florida State (Everett Golson), Ole Miss (Chad Kelly), Georgia (Greyson Lambert), LSU (Brandon Harris), Texas (Tyrone Swoopes) and Army (Ahmad Bradshaw) all named starting quarterbacks on Monday.
– Gary Pinkel is on to you, Twitter follower buyers.
Gary Pinkel says he wants to get to 100,000 Twitter followers. “We don’t want to buy them like a lot of teams are doing.”
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 1, 2015
In Case You Missed It:
– Ever wondered how much a high school football coach makes? Here are the 20 highest-paid public school coaches in the Houston area.
– Watch the trailer to the movie the NFL doesn’t want you to see.
– A new award was launched Monday to honor the best offensive line in college football.
Video: Watch Nebraska players learn they earned the #BlackShirt
Mike Riley just released this video.
Clearly, this is about as big is as it gets for some of these guys. Huge moment in a young man’s life.
Thanks for sharing coach.
How much do HS coaches make? See the 20 highest-paid Houston area HS coaches
Thanks to local newspapers across the country and the intrepid folks at USA Today, we know everything there is to know about FBS coaching salaries. But beyond that? Nada. And that’s a shame, because each and every one of us wants to know what the guy on the sideline over is making.
But thanks to the Houston Chronicle, we have salary information for 61 Greater Houston area public high school football coaches. Spoiler alert: If you’re a high school football coach, try to get hired in the Houston suburbs. Most of these guys are getting paid.
Not that they don’t deserve it, though. Quite the opposite, in fact. Look no further than No. 1 on this list – Katy’s Gary Joseph. Joseph has been with the program for three decades now, helping the Tigers win three Class 5A state championships and play for three more and racking up a 108-11 mark as head coach at one of the biggest programs in the entire country. For anyone arguing Joseph is overpaid, go back and look at Katy High School, Katy ISD and the city of Katy at large when Joseph arrived 30 years ago and compare it to the behemoth it is today. I’d just as soon argue Joseph is worth twice as much as he’s getting paid.
You can view the full list here, but I’ve ranked the top 20 below.
1. Gary Joseph, Katy – $132,011
2. Donald Clayton, Katy Cinco Ranch – $127,011
3. Charles Meadows, Katy Morton Ranch – $121,011
4. Anthony Tademy, Katy Tompkins – $114,957
5. Lydell Wilson, Katy Seven Lakes – $113,602
6. Richard Carson, The Woodlands College Park – $111,418
7. Hiram Walker, Conroe – $111,418
8. Mark Schmid, The Woodlands – $110,317
9. Bill Barron, Alief Elsik – $110,212
10. James Rabe, Katy Mayde Creek – $107,850
11. Dereck Rush, Conroe Oak Ridge – $107,773
12. Steven Svendsen, Caney Creek – $105,400
13. Dennis Brantley, Fort Bend Elkins – $103,014
14. Daniel Schreiber, Fort Bend Austin – $101,922
15. Kerry Bamberg, Aldine Eisenhower – $99,651
16. Jeffery Ganske, Pasadena – $99,647
17. David Martel, Alief Hastings – $99,130
18. David Smith, Klein Oak – $98,974
19. J.D. Jordan, Alief Taylor – $98,634
20. James Showers, Aldine Davis – $98,265
Kevin Sumlin surprises two walk-ons with scholarships using a video presentation
Something tells me that Texas A&M starts nearly every meeting with a video of some sort to get the juices flowing.
So when Kevin Sumlin told the team to settle in for a quick video at the start of a team meeting, to be followed by a special teams meeting, chances are nothing felt out of the ordinary.
But after the first clip of a wide receiver making a play, the words “SCHOLARSHIP” flashed on the screen, and the room erupts. Then another clip, this time of a running back busting a big run, followed by ‘SCHOLARSHIP,” and the players catch on to what is unfolding.
Nice touch by Sumlin and his staff finding a unique way to spring it on his guys.
Video: The most insane touchdown you’ll see this season
There won’t be a more insane touchdown scored this season. It’s not possible.
This touchdown, scored by the Massillon Jackson (Ohio) JV team, is so bonkers that it looks like Polar Bears conspired with the defense in some weird act of performance art.
Seriously, try to come up with a more improbable touchdown than this that doesn’t involve the help of actual polar bears. You can’t do it.
— Brandon O’Quinn (@brandonoquinn11) August 29, 2015