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  • Here’s the video WVU was feasting their eyes on before upsetting Baylor

    Hours before the teargas and riots in the streets of Morgantown, West Virginia was getting their mind right to host #4 Baylor.

    Here’s the video that the team watched before heading onto the field and knocking off one of the top ranked teams in the country.

    The first three and a half minutes are filled with swag and highlights from their win over Texas Tech, and then the scene cuts to various sports shows that respect the home field advantage, but seem to have doubts on whether the Mountaineers can hang with the Bears.

    Then the video closes with these two motivational gems.

    “They may be the #4 team in the country. But when it comes to facing THIS TEAM, in THIS STADIUM…they aren’t ready.”

    “There are two kinds of people in this world; there’s hammers, and there’s nails. You decide which one you want to be.”

    (H/T @DougityDog)

  • Behind the scenes of NC State’s video department

    Working in the video department of football program may be one of the most thankless jobs in sports, yet no behind the scenes job is more important.

    Coaching and preparing for game day without the hours upon hours that the film guys (or for you Division II and Division III guys – your grad assistants) put in would be near impossible.

    Here, the NC State film coordinators (Hud Jordan and assistant Brett Davis) talk about their journey and then take you through their daily job duties and expectations, and demonstrate how they keep things running smoothly for Dave Doeren and his coaching staff.

    The best video guys are the ones that can happily maintain their position in the background because that means they aren’t making mistakes that coaches notice. It’s like being the center, the only time the average fan notices him is when there’s a bad snap, then all eyes are solely on him.

    These guys have a lot on their plate and help to keep thing running smoothly so that the coaching staff con concentrate on what they do best…coaching.

  • Video of the Day – Cinci highlights vs. SMU

    Tuesday October 21, 2014

    Video of the Day

    Cincinnati vs. SMU highlights

  • Tennessee politician uses attack ad to compare opponent to Lane Kiffin

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    FoxSports.com

    Worlds are colliding in the state of Tennessee this week. With election season upon us and Lane Kiffin making his triumphant return to Neyland Stadium as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, Republican Eddie Smith compared his opponent for the 13th House District, Democratic Representative Gloria Johnson to the former Tennessee head coach.

    “Like Lane Kiffin, who made a lot of big promises to Tennesseans, Gloria Johnson went to Nashville claiming she was going to reform health care and create jobs. And like Lane Kiffin, Gloria Johnson didn’t live up to her word.”

    That is an absolutely enormous stretch used for the sole purpose of pandering to Knoxvillians’ love for Volunteer football, but you’ve got to play to your audience, right?

    LaneKiffinad

     

    (via KnoxNews.com)

     

  • Bo Pelini on the SEC-ESPN marriage: “I don’t think that kind of relationship is good for college football.”

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    Deep breaths, everyone. There are three SEC teams in the latest editions of the AP and Coaches polls. But it is Week 8. That does not necessarily mean the SEC is receiving three golden tickets to the College Football Playoff. (Nebraska, 6-1 on the year, is ranked 16th in both polls.)

    It hasn’t stopped the media from asking about it, though, and it hasn’t stopped coaches from answering those loaded questions.

    “I don’t think that kind of relationship is good for college football. That’s just my opinion,” Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said Monday. “Anytime you have a relationship with somebody, you have a partnership, you are supposed to be neutral. It’s pretty hard to stay neutral in that situation.”

    The relationship Pelini describes is ESPN’s partnership with the SEC in the SEC Network. But ESPN also has a relationship with Pelini’s own Big Ten. And the ACC. And the Big 12. And the Pac-12. And every other FBS conference.

    ESPN is the cartel that’s proverbially pays off the police department, but they’re also in business with the sheriff’s office, the fire department, the mayor’s office, the DEA, the public library and everyone on down to the local PTA.

    “They play good football, and I know there is some good football played in some other conferences, too,” Pelini said. “It’s hard to say because you just don’t see, unfortunately, in this day and age, a lot of crossovers. So you don’t get a lot to make that decision on, to be able to compare and contrast. You have to go off what the media says to a certain extent and what some people say.”

    The good news for Pelini and the rest of the non-SEC loving world? There are seven weeks of football between now and Selection Sunday, and just because the writers and coaches have the SEC filling 75 percent of their hypothetical bracket doesn’t mean the selection committee agrees.

    We’ll begin to find out a week from tomorrow when the committee reveals its first Top 25.