Video: A 26 year old head coach of an inner city program is documenting his journey
Being a head coach at age 26 isn’t easy in any environment, much less in inner city Oakland at your alma mater. Those are the shoes that Edward Washington walks in as the head coach at Castleton HS (Oakland, CA).
On top of all that, Washington’s mom is on drugs, he helps take care of his live-in grandmother, and he is the oldest of 13 siblings.
Over the past four season, Castlemont HS has had four different head coaches and they haven’t won a game in three seasons. Last year the school of 500 kids fielded a team of just 25.
It’s a unique situation to say the least, and in Washington’s mind, he’s the perfect head coach for Castlemont because he’s went through the exact same struggles as his players. They’ve both walked the same streets, overcome similar obstacles, and wore the same jersey.
“This is breaking the silence. I’m jumping in the middle and saying ‘Look, this is you in five years man I’m you.'” he told the cameras on his way into the school for a morning lifting session.
“A Coach in the Deep East” is a documentary profiling coach Washington’s journey and how he approaches making a difference in the lives of the embattled kids of Castlemont HS.
This a really good perspective at a very unique coaching situation that’s certainly worth a few minutes of your day.
Video: Learn how Stanford teaches their receivers to beat press coverage
Last season, Stanford receiver Ty Montgomery was one of only 22 players in the country to haul in double digit touchdown receptions (10).
This season, even with defenses keying on him heavily, Montgomery still ranks in the top 28 nationally in receptions (43).
Here, in the latest Stanford Skills video, Montgomery takes you through some of the basics of playing receiver at Stanford, including how the Cardinal teach their stance and start.
Then Montgomery touches on the good stuff, with some tips on beating press coverage.
Video of the Day – Coatesville HS (PA) homecoming hype video
Friday October 24, 2014
Video of the Day
Coatesville HS (PA) homecoming hype video
Ohio State’s trailer for the Penn State game is really good
Ohio State-Penn State is not a rivalry, although it’s felt like one at times. Penn State essentially won the 2005 Big Ten championship with a 17-10 win over No. 6 Ohio State on Oct. 8, and did the same in 2008 when the third-ranked Nittany Lions beat the 10th-ranked Buckeyes 13-6 in the Horseshoe. Ohio State returned the favor a year later with a 24-7 win over No. 11 Penn State in Happy Valley.
Penn State isn’t challenging for the Big Ten title this season, but it’s the non-rivalry match-ups between powerhouses that make college football such a treat. Maybe it’s just me, but I have just as much fun watching Penn State-Ohio State, Nebraska-Michigan, USC-Oregon and Georgia-LSU as any rivalry week games.
Saturday’s game also serves as the first of many (we hope) meetings between Urban Meyer and James Franklin.
The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Video: Marcus Mariota as Super Mario, as narrated by Gus Johnson
Well, this video is just all sorts of insanity.
It’s Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota animated as Super Mario, narrated by Gus Johnson.
Nice work by the folks at Fox Sports Live.