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  • Video: High school runs a jet sweep-reverse-flea flicker-screen pass to win the game

    This may be the most creative trick play I’ve ever seen, seemingly ripped right from the imaginative pages of coach Klein’s playbook from The Waterboy.

    With 5 seconds left in the game, Brunswick HS (CT) pulls out all the stops and calls a jet sweep-reverse-flea flicker-screen pass to score the game winning touchdown against Salisbury (CT).

    After the game, one of the coaches points out, “We’ve been practicing that the last three weeks, and it NEVER WORKED…but it worked tonight!”

    When you need one play for the win, better go big, or go home.

    This is nuts.

    (H/T ESPN)

  • Video: President George W. Bush visits Cincinnati before kickoff against SMU

    Cincinnati welcomed former president George W. Bush in the locker room over the weekend before their tilt with SMU.

    Bush, who noted that he’s known coach Tommy Tuberville for quite some time, kept his visit brief, and imparted some quick advice.

    “My only advice is to take advantage of your studies. I know it sounds stupid, but trust me, you can’t redo it.”

    “You’re all really lucky to go to a school like Cincinnati, so I hope that you not only excel on the field, but also excel in the classroom too.”

    President Bush then shakes the hand of nearly every guy in the locker room before heading out to watch the game, which the Bearcats went on to win 41-3. I can’t think of any other occasion where a former President shows up in the locker room before a game, so what a treat for those guys.

    I’m sure that there’s a funny political joke to be made in here somewhere, but I haven’t come up with anything yet.

    At about the 2:17 mark, one player comes to shake the former President’s hand and looks a bit different than everyone else. Then I realized that he’s wearing a red uniform…and everyone else dressed for the game is wearing white. Very odd. Any explanation?



  • Video of the Day – The Battle in Tallahassee

    Monday October 20, 2014

    Video of the Day:

    Battle in Tallahassee

  • Video: After a last-second win over Utah State, Jim McElwain makes the kicker lead the fight song

    Nice work by Colorado State here to capture the hoopla of the Rams’ dramatic win over Utah State on Saturday night. Colorado State trailed 13-10 with two minutes remaining, but Jared Roberts knocked in a 42-yard field goal to tie with 1:50 remaining and a 46-yard game-winner at the final horn.

    Inside the locker room, McElwain found Roberts and yelled, “Hell yeah! Lead us in the fight song, kicker!” (Fast forward to the 1:55 mark.)

    The win pushed Colorado State to 6-1 this season, and 2-1 in the Mountain West. Don’t look now, but McElwain has Colorado State at 12-3 in its last 15 games.

  • Polian: “I’d trade our exposure on ESPN for an extra day of prep”


    Of Nevada’s first seven games this season, three of them have given their opponent at least one more day of prep than the Wolf Pack, the Reno Gazette-Journal pointed out in the early morning hours following the win over BYU. The Cougars, Washington State, and Arizona all had at least one more day of preparation than Brian Polian’s squad, who are 1-2 in those games.

    Another interesting note that has Polian a bit on edge is that eight of their past 10 games have been night games. ESPN picked up the Wolf Pack’s game against BYU nearly two weeks before game day, set it in the late night slot, and decided to feature it on ESPN2.

    While playing on ESPN is always great in terms of exposure, Polian noted yesterday that he would not hesitate to trade that TV exposure for an added day of preparation.

    “When I sit and think about it, it becomes frustrating. Why when the schedule was set do we play people who always have a day or two extra to get ready for us? But I can’t control that.” he told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

    “We don’t receive anything but exposure on ESPN2, and to be honest with you, I would prefer that exposure was in the afternoon, but, again, (athletic director) Doug Knuth and myself have zero control…so what’s the point?”

    It’s an interesting point, but it’s also something that both he and his AD have little (to no) control over.

    Nevada will head to Hawaii later this week and will have San Diego State next week, and will get both teams on an even playing field as far as prep goes.