Butch Jones is close to hiring his new offensive coordinator
When Mike Bajakian accepted the opportunity to go back to work for Lovie Smith and likely work with the number one pick in this year’s draft as the quarterbacks coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers it presented Butch Jones with an opportunity to reevaluate and adjust his staff. Sources in the profession tell FootballScoop that Butch will wrap up a small number of interviews, likely three or four, early this week and we expect a hire to occur in the next 48 hours.
Last night, Butch joined Scott on FootballScoop radio to discuss his search, the opening at Central Michigan (where Butch won 27 games in 3 years….losing only 3 total conference games in three seasons) and how he mentors young coaches and who he has looked to for professional guidance.
Although Butch doesn’t get specific about particular names, what you do hear him say is he’s looking for best fit with his staff. Things are already moving in the right direction at Tennessee, this is a time to add on to that, not to rock the boat. We expect the hire to be someone Butch is very familiar and comfortable with.
As always, we’ll keep you posted on The Scoop as more develops.
NFL signs video partnership with YouTube
There is no more valuable property in television than the National Football League, and there is no bigger video hub on the Internet than YouTube. Now, the two have agreed to join forces to take over the world – or something like that.
The NFL has announced a partnership with Google that will give the league something of a preferred status on the world’s most powerful search engine. Users that search, for instance, “Ravens Steelers” into their Google search box will be taken to game highlights on the NFL’s official YouTube channel. This allows the league to take the driver’s seat in terms of its own copyrighted content being posted on YouTube, and gives fans a reliable source to find highlights on YouTube – rather than waiting for “steelersfan1997″ to post highlights.
The new partnership will also allow the NFL to share in ad revenue that Google generates on YouTube videos. Google has also agreed to promote the NFL on YouTube and elsewhere, and provide expanded search results on the all-important Google search bar.
The new partnership makes the NFL the most accessible entity in American entertainment today. The league now has partnerships with Disney (ESPN), NewsCorp (Fox), Viacom (CBS), Comcast (NBC) and Google. It doesn’t get any bigger than that.
Watch Frank Caliendo interview Pro Bowlers as Jon Gruden
Master impersonator Frank Caliendo is on an absolute roll right now.
Just last week he starred in a video where he channeled his inner Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan, and both Jim and John Harbaugh, and back in December he had his ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas spot.
Well, now he’s got a one minute spot where he’s interviewing players down at the Pro Bowl, imitating Jon Gruden.
When it comes to Gruden, nobody does it better.
(H/T Sporting News)
Video: Rex Ryan stars in Pizza Hut commercial
While he was in New York, Rex Ryan was in front of the media constantly, but now that he’s in Buffalo – where the media coverage isn’t quite the Big Apple – he’s doing commercials.
In this spot for Pizza Hut, Ryan shows off his acting skills, and gets Tony Romo in on the action by throwing a challenge flag at his pizza.
Strangely enough, this is the second pizza related advertisement for Ryan since arriving in Buffalo.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) January 13, 2015
Video of the Day – Ohio State celebrates their national title in Columbus
Monday January 26, 2015
Video of the Day
Ohio State celebrates their national title in Columbus