Thursday’s One Minute Warm Up

To get the blood pumping: The good folks over at SB Nation put together a pretty funny "College Football Developers Conference Keynote Address" staged like an Apple event https://youtu.be/HRILo1okYkM The quote of the day https://twitter.com/jamesleath/status/768631609910259717 Pretty cool gender reveal for a football coach (I wonder if it actually took...

Video of the Day – Illinois DC Hardy Nickerson mic’d up

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https://youtu.be/Bd74tCULshs Video of the Day Thursday August 25, 2016 Illinois DC Hardy Nickerson mic'd up

Larry Fedora defends allowing Tim Beckman to volunteer at North Carolina

Nearly a year ago today, Illinois found the results of an outside review into Tim Beckman's football program so compelling that it fired him, just days before the season was to begin and before the full review was even complete. The final review found...

The top 10 coaches most likely to win their first national championship in 2016

It's impossibly hard to win a national championship. But it's especially harder now because the same two guys keep hogging all of them. Since Florida claimed its second national championship in a three-year span in 2008, six of the eight national championship crowns have been...

17 phrases that your players want (and sometimes need) to hear from you and your staff

Quality coaches that build consistent programs understand the importance of recognizing the behaviors of players that you want modeled in your program. I think that today, perhaps more than ever, our players need us to provide both honest feedback, as well as positive reinforcement for the...

Trailer: There’s a Peyton Manning documentary coming to your TV on Sunday

I'm not sure what you have planned for your quarterbacks on Sunday night, but whatever it is: cancel it. NFL Films has produced a documentary that follows Peyton Manning through the summer as he prepared for what would turn out to be an NFL record-breaking...

If you haven’t retired this drill from your program, a recent study proves that it’s time you did

Researchers at Virginia Tech have identified a drill that they've heard coined "King of the Circle" the most dangerous drill for 34 Virginia football players aged 9-11 who were part of the study, according to USA Today. Just to clarify, the study isn't talking about...

Minnesota in the B1G title game, Vandy in a bowl game and other surprises Kirk Herbstreit sees in 2016

Kirk Herbstreit unveiled his annual Herbie Awards on Wednesday morning, and on it were a few surprises. For instance, Herbie has Vanderbilt as his top surprise team to make a bowl game. (Which isn't that surprising to me -- I agree with him.) But No....

The greatest walk-on story in the history of college football is getting his own movie

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When you think of the most notable walk-ons in the history of college football, a number of names probably come to mind. Guys like Brandon Weeden, Ziggy Ansah, Santana Moss, Clay Matthews, Jordy Nelson, Adam Archuleta, Colt Brennan...the list goes on an on. But perhaps...