Wednesday’s One Minute Warm Up
To get the blood pumping:
-Want to get Bill Belichick at his most talkative? Ask about NFL rules
Belichick was asked how he teaches his players all of the NFL’s arcane rules. He gave an 820-word response pic.twitter.com/r2SFd4Jiea
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) October 6, 2015
– After being a high-flying icon in the NBA since 1998, Father Time finally caught up to Vince Carter last night.
– Guaranteed to be the best news your read all day – The oldest person in the world is 116 years old, and eats bacon every day.
-Relive the 5th down game between Missouri and Colorado, courtesy of Pac-12 Network
Are you old enough to remember the infamous Fifth Down game? Relive it NEXT on an all-new ‘Pac-12 Classics.’ http://t.co/gZqiSqL0Ii
— Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) October 7, 2015
– New Jersey is looking to pass a bill that would penalize athletes who repeat a grade in middle school in order to gain an athletic advantage.
The best from yesterday:
-Dino Babers and a Bowling Green athletic trainer saved a woman from a burning car over the weekend on their way home from the team’s road trip to Buffalo.
-Drones: The future of football film
-Kevin Sumlin brings in former 9-time Pro Bowler Brian Dawkins in for a pre game speech
Video of the Day – Houston vs. SMU football teaser
Video of the Day
Wednesday October 7, 2015
Houston vs. SMU teaser
Drones: The future of football film
As the video shows, the picture quality is excellent (“Stunning 4k video”). With flight time of several hours, no issue using this thing for an entire practice. Obviously, the system is completely mobile, allowing the operate to film from any angle and at any height. Take a look and imagine the possibilities.
This video comes compliments of our friends at SidelinePower.
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) October 6, 2015
Dino Babers and an athletic trainer saved a woman from burning car on way back from road trip
On the way home from their game at Buffalo on Saturday (a 28-22 win to bring the Falcons to 3-2 overall), a car swerved in front of the caravan of Bowling Green team buses on I-90 and hit the center divider. Moments later the car caught on fire right in front of the first team bus.
Luckily for the driver involved, Dino Babers and an athletic trainer saw it all happen and were quick to respond.
“The bus driver asked for permission to stop the bus, and I gave it to him – but I told him not to stop the other three buses,” Babers told the Toledo Blade.
“Then he asked to go check out the car and see if the driver was hurt. I told him no, because if he was hurt there wouldn’t be anyone to drive the bus home.”
It was then that Babers and athletic trainer Chelsea Lowe got out of the bus to check on the driver and those in the car. That’s when they noticed the smoke. “We knew whoever was in the car wasn’t just going to walk away and have everything be okay,” Lowe noted.
Babers and Lowe dragged the driver, a 25-year old local woman, about 30 feet away from the car, to a safer location. Lowe attended to the injured woman, while Babers went back to the car to retrieve the woman’s purse, keys, and other valuables.
Interestingly enough, the Blade points out that Babers was in a similar situation where a good samaritan came to the rescue when he packed up a U-Haul to drive from Arizona to Illinois for a coaching job at Eastern Illinois. Babers spent a lot of time and energy trying to pay the couple back for rescuing him, but instead had to settle on promising the who helped save him that if he was ever driving driving and saw someone in trouble on the side of the road, he would stop and assist.
Big ups to Babers for coming to the rescue here, and even more impressive is the fact that he wouldn’t let the bus driver help out because “if he was hurt there wouldn’t be anyone to drive the bus home.” That’s some really sharp thinking in the face of adversity.
Video: Sumlin brings in former 9-time All Pro Brian Dawkins for the pre game speech
Whether it’s a guest speaker, or someone already in the locker room, every program should identify their pre game hype man and let him loose.
At Texas A&M, Sumlin may have found one of those guys for the Aggies in the form of former nine-time Pro Bowl Safety Brian Dawkins. He was a legend delivering the pre game speeches as a player, so Sumlin had to figure what better person to get in front of his team now?
— Kevin Sumlin (@CoachSumlin) July 29, 2015
Teh video above shows Dawkins, who played his college ball at Clemson before a nice NFL career with the Eagles and Broncos, bringing the juice in the Aggies pre game meeting in the team meeting room before taking on Mississippi State. He does a great job of getting some give-and-take with the team before ending it with a “TAKE IT!” sign off.
You’re going to love this. It’s short, sweet, and gets your mind right.