Minnesota has developed their own Sports Science segment called “Gopher Physics”
Minnesota has released a few videos over the last 24 hours similar to ESPN’s Sports Science series, with College of Science and Engineering professor Dan Dahlberg taking you through how physics play out on the gridiron.
If you enjoyed those Sports Science segments, these will be right up your alley. These are full of good nuggets for both the science nerd deep down in all of us, and the coach in us.
On the physics of punting:
On acceleration during a kick return compared to the top track sprinters in the Big Ten:
On the physics of kicking:
Friday’s One Minute Warm Up
To get the blood pumping:
-Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III – TX) set a new NCAA record for sacks (15) last weekend against Hal Mumme’s Belhaven (D-III – MS) squad, and made an Instagram video to commemorate the occasion.
-As you’ve all heard by now, a report surfaced yesterday that Randy Edsall would not be Maryland’s head coach beyond this weekend. What you might not have seen is this tweet from him during all the speculation.
“Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.”- Wiz Khalifa
— Randy Edsall (@RandyEdsall) October 9, 2015
– Olive Branch HS (MS) beat DeSoto Central HS (TX) last night in triple-OT 87-86 after DeSoto’s two-point conversion failed.
2-point conversion fails and OB defeats DeSoto Central, 87-86! What a game. Wow. Just wow. — Olive Branch HS (@OBHSQuistors) October 9, 2015
-Ohio State’s trailer for the Maryland game is worth two minutes of your time.
-Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell came to the rescue of a few Notre Dame fans after the game this past Saturday when their car broke down. The best part of the story is that the two ND fans had no idea who Caldwell was, and had to look him up on the internet when they got home.
-After last night’s game, Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. is now tied with LSU RB Leonard Fournette for the most rushing TDs on the season (11).
-Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield almost gave up football to become a….professional Halo player…?
The best from yesterday:
–Maryland will reportedly part ways with Randy Edsall after the Ohio State game
-The USA Today coaches salary database has been released.
-Every coach in America can learn from St. Xavier HS (OH) head coach Steve Specht
-Clemson uses ESPN anchors and Carrie Underwood to impress a recruit.
On tap tonight:
-Southern Miss at Marshall – 7pm EST – CBSSN
-North Carolina State at Virginia Tech – 8pm EST – ESPN
Video of the Day – Keep Rollin’ Bears
Video of the Day
Friday October 9, 2015
Keep Rollin’ Bears
Rick Neuheisel’s new song: Head Coach Lament
Rick Neuheisel hasn’t been on the sidelines since 2011; but man he has continued to grace us all with some great moments from watching his son lead UCLA to a huge victory to all sorts of wonderful (?) songs.
Rick’s latest creation, the Head Coach Lament walks us through the challenge it is to be a head coach at a place with high expectations.
Grab a beverage, kick your feet up, turn up the volume and enjoy… Rick Neuheisel’s – Head Coach Lament.
The annual USA Today coaches salary database has been released
The annual bible of FBS coaching salary information has been released by USA Today, with an all too familiar face at the top.
But before we get into the finer details, let us be the first, on behalf of the entire nation, to thank everyone at USA Today who was involved in compiling all of this information into one usable database. Great job fellas. Thank you, on behalf of all of us that will bookmark this page and use it for the next year.
With that said, not surprisingly, Nick Saban tops the list of coaches with an annual total salary of just over $7,087,481 million a year. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh comes in at #2 at just over the $7 million mark as well, followed by Urban Meyer, Bob Stoops, and Jimbo Fisher to round out the top five.
Interestingly enough, Mark Dantonio, who ranked second last season at $5,636,145 following a nice win in the Rose Bowl, can be found all the way down at #21 this season.
Here’s a deeper look at some numbers we found interesting:
-The highest paid non-Power Five coach is still Tommy Tuberville at Cincinnati at #50. His $2.2 million salary is the same from last year’s numbers when he ranked #44.
– Scott noticed this from the bonus section:
According to USA Today, Charlie Strong could have earned $1M bonus last year. Kirk Ferentz could have earned over $2M. Each got $25k
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) October 8, 2015
-The lowest paid coach from a Power-5 conference is Kansas’ David Beaty, who makes $801,169 and won’t even be able to hit the million dollar mark with bonuses (maxes out at $925,000). – Steve Berkowitz, the man behind the research, notes that there are 34 head coaches making at least $3 million this season, which is way up from where it was in 2010.
– Missouri’s Gary Pinkel collected seven different bonuses last year, totaling almost an additional $1 million. If he earned every single bonus, he would have made an additional $1.85 million.
-According to Berkowitz’s research, of the 94 FBS head coaches returning to the same program, 75 of them received at least one bonus. The median payout of that group? $94,000.