This is the type of hype video you’d expect from the #1 team in the country
This is the type of highlight video you’d expect from the #1 team in the country. Nice work Mississippi State.
Midway through the season, it’s tough to argue that there’s a better team out there playing better football than Dan Mullen’s Bulldogs.
But, as Mullen tells his guys in their #HailState highlight for their game against Kentucky on Saturday, “they don’t give out trophies for midterm grades.” So true.
Enjoy this one, it’s really well done.
Sumlin’s message to the Aggies after 3rd straight loss: “Your true character is about to be revealed”
In a few short years in College Station, Kevin Sumlin has seen his fair share of ups and downs, but Saturday’s tilt with Nick Saban and Alabama will be remembered as one of the lower points thus far.
During his coaching career at both Houston and Texas A&M, Sumlin had never suffered a shutout up until Saturday’s 59-0 debacle. in Tuscaloosa.
“For something like that to happen, that is that major, it has got to be across the board and we weren’t very good at anything.” Sumlin explained.
Getting back on track after three straight losses (Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama) is also relatively new to to Sumlin, who talked about getting his guys refocused in their latest episode of The Pulse.
Sumlin told the Aggies after the loss that there was going to be a lot of negative talk in the media surrounding them, and that only the only communication that was really important was the stuff coming from within the program.
“In situations like this, the message was that your true character is being revealed, and will continue to be revealed. When you’re winning and everyone is patting you on the back, things are easy.”
“But when something like this happens, and you’ve lost three in a row, you’ve got to be honest with yourself, number one. And number two, we’ve got to help each other pull ourselves out of this, and you can’t do that unless you stick together.”
“Everyone out there is going to have an opinion of what should be done, or what can be done, but they aren’t the ones playing and coaching in the games. So for us to get back to where we need to be we need to talk to each other, and trust each other.”
Video: Chad Morris explains his coaching philosophy – “You’ve got to make it fun”
Over the past few seasons, Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris has been a staple among the hottest names/coordinators in college football ready to make the transition to lead a program.
Here, in this video from Clemson, you get the opportunity to learn about Chad Morris the coach, his philosophy of coaching, as well as Chad Morris the person off of the field.
His approach to coaching centers around one theme: make it fun for your players.
“I believe, and will continue to believe as long as I coach, that these kids, these players that we have, play football at a young age for one reason, and one reason only; because it was fun. They were having fun.”
“And a coach can take the fun out of the game faster than anybody. Do we have to get work in? Absolutely. Do we have to show some tough love at times? Absolutely. But in the end, it’s got to be fun. You’ve got to show it. You’ve got to demonstrate it. You’ve got to model it, and you’ve got to demand it.”
Video of the Day – Kentucky asks BBN to pack Commonwealth Stadium
Thursday October 23, 2014
Video of the Day
Kentucky asks BBN to pack Commonwealth Stadium for Mississippi State
Oklahoma State is suing Texas “OC” Joe Wickline
Well, if you ask Oklahoma State, they say they are actually suing Texas “offensive line coach” Joe Wickline.
Here’s the short version. Wickline’s contract with Oklahoma State (where he was Mike Gundy’s offensive line coach) called for specific liquidated damages in the event he broke his contract to leave for any position other than a head coaching position or an offensive coordinator role (“with play calling duties”) at an FBS program or as an assistant on an NFL staff.
Wickline joined Charlie Strong’s staff as offensive line coach and was given the offensive coordinator title as well to help him avoid having to pay the required damages to Oklahoma State. I say “given the title” because it was clear to everyone in the profession that Shawn Watson (“assistant head coach for offense”) would actually serve in what is traditionally considered the offensive coordinator’s role. Watson takes the lead on the game planning and calls the plays from the box.
Well, now Oklahoma State wants their money, to the tune of $593,000 and change. Let that sink in. For those that are into reading lawsuits, here is Oklahoma State’s petition.
Note that Wickline has also countersued Oklahoma State now too. Wickline is largely seeking full release from his contract at Oklahoma State. The Austin American-Statesman has a good writeup on that end.
No one knows where this goes from here; but my guess is the parties reach a settlement in which Wickline sends some amount of money back to Oklahoma State. He won’t be happy about it though. Pretty unclear if Texas would help him with any of that. Wickline currently makes $575,000 per year at Texas (assistant head coach for offense Shawn Watson makes $650,000…see Oklahoma State’s point?). Let’s just say, things just got real in Austin.
You ask, how clear is the clause in Wickline’s contract about him having to call the plays, well here it is:
(note: I highlighted the phrase in yellow)