The Harbaugh to Michigan possibility now has its own hype video
Following news yesterday that Michigan has reportedly floated a rather ridiculous offer to Jim Harbaugh, one Michigan fan put together a hype video to honor the possibility with audio from HBO’s “True Detective” serving as the narration.
The one-minute clip, titled “Sometimes you have to go back…to Michigan” currently has just short of 1,900 views, but considering the calls for Jim Harbaugh in Ann Arbor from day 1, I could easily see this blowing up.
Potential coaching news now warrants hype videos? This has the potential to make things very interesting…
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest on the Michigan head coaching search.
Ed Warinner – 2014 Offensive Line Coach of the Year
Ed Warinner – The Ohio State University
FootballScoop is proud to announce that Ed Warinner (Ohio State) is the 2014 FootballScoop Offensive Line Coach of the Year presented by ProGrass.
It was another outstanding year for Ed Warinner in 2014, good enough to make him the first two-time winner of the FootballScoop Offensive Line Coach of the Year. Warinner joins Mark Helfrich, Kliff Kingsbury and Philip Montgomery as the only two time winners of a FootballScoop Coach of the Year award.
To understand how Ohio State won the Big Ten and reached the College Football Playoff with second and third-string quarterbacks and a first-time starter at running back, it all starts – where it always does – up front.
Warinner had to replace four starters from the 2013 season finale to the 2014 opener, and built an offensive line that paved the way for perhaps the most balanced offense in major college football.
The Buckeyes ranked 11th nationally in rushing at 260.7 yards per game, 10th in yards per carry (5.78) and 14th in rushing touchdowns (34). Through the air, Ohio State threw for 246.8 yards per game, ranked sixth in yards per attempt (9.2), fifth in touchdowns (39) and second in passing efficiency (172.37).
As a group, Ohio State ranked eighth nationally in total offense (507.6 yards per game), fifth in yards per play (7.04), sixth in plays of 10-plus yards (232), third in third down conversions (51.52 percent), fourth in scoring offense (45.2 points per game) and second in total touchdowns (79).
Put simply, J.T. Barrett does not set Ohio State records for total offense (3,772 yards) and touchdowns (49) and Ezekiel Elliott does not burst on the scene (1,610 total yards, 12 touchdowns) without Warinner’s offensive line.
Individually, Buckeye offensive linemen Pat Elflein (first team) and Taylor Decker (second team) earned All-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches.
“Ed is the most organized and detail demanding coach I’ve ever worked with,” said Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman. “The preparation he puts in with his players is evident in the results on the field.”
An original member of Urban Meyer’s Ohio State staff, Warinner lettered in football and baseball at Mount Union from 1979-83. He jumped into coaching as Akron’s running backs coach in 1984, and has since worked at Michigan State, Army, Air Force, put in two stints at Kansas, Illinois and Notre Dame before arriving in Columbus in 2012.
The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards presented by ProGrass are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches in college football. The finalists (Alex Atkins [Georgia Southern], John Hevesy [Mississippi State], Alex Mirabal [Marshall], Mark Staten [Michigan State], T.J. Woods [Wisconsin] and Warinner) were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors, and athletic department personnel. The prior winners selected this year’s winner.
Warinner will receive his award and be recognized at an event at the AFCA Convention in January.
Previous winners of the Offensive Line Coach of the Year award are Steve Greatwood (Oregon, 2008), Tony Wise (Pittsburgh, 2009), Bob Bostad (Wisconsin, 2010) Greg Studrawa (LSU, 2011), Warinner (2012) and Mike Bloomgren (Stanford, 2013).
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Sources: Pitt “going big”
Multiple industry sources told FootballScoop today that Pitt’s chancellor plans to “go big” with this hire.
We were told that Pitt plans to invest heavily in the program both in terms of dedication to staffing and to facilities and operations. Two sources said “significant new commitment to the program” will be announced in connection with the upcoming announcement once a new head coach comes on board.
Sources tell us not to expect Pitt to hire a coordinator. “Their initial list is all current and former head coaches.”
Pitt has been stuck in something of a spin cycle as a program lately. A program that claims eight national titles and eight Pro Football Hall of Famers, the Panthers have finished just three seasons ranked in the AP Top 25 since 1990 and have played in one New Year’s Six bowl (a 35-7 loss to Utah in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl) since 1984.
As always, as more becomes clear we’ll keep you posted on The Scoop.
Hanging with Mike Leach was a prize for a Wazzu contest, and he didn’t disappoint
I’m not exactly sure what contest this was for, but whatever it was, one of the prizes was hanging out with Mike Leach.
To a Wazzu fan, that has to seem like quite the reward, and if it ended right there it would have been quite the experience in itself…but you never really know what you’re getting with coach Leach (and that’s 90% of the fun)
Before leaving his office, Leach took the phone of the lucky winner and recorded one of the best voicemail greetings I have ever heard, in a way that only he can.
This is truly awesome.
If I could get a custom voicemail greeting from one FBS head coach, Leach would be near the top, along with Les Miles (obvious choice), Steve Addazio (so he could say “Be a dude” 8 times in the message), Mike Gudy (for “I’m a man!” reasons), and Kliff Kingsbury (because then girls would call me just to get my voicemail).
Brent Venables – 2014 Defensive Coordinator of the Year
Brent Venables – Clemson University
FootballScoop is proud to announce that Brent Venables (Clemson) is the 2014 FootballScoop Defensive Coordinator of the Year presented by ProGrass.
Brent Venables has put good defenses on the field for more than a decade and a half, but the 2014 season was a masterpiece.
There were a number of great defenses across college football this fall, but none posted numbers that measured up to Venables’ Tigers. Clemson led the nation in total defense (259.6 yards per game allowed), yards per play allowed (4.03) and plays of 10-plus yards allowed (113), making the Tigers just the second defense (joining 2011 Alabama) since the FootballScoop awards program started to lead the country in both metrics.
What set Clemson apart, though, was its unmatched brilliance against both the run and pass. They ranked fourth nationally in yards per attempt allowed (5.5), sixth in opponent completion percentage (50.4), tied for 10th in touchdown passes allowed (12) and placed third in passing defense (161.9 yards per game allowed), all good for a fifth-best 103.08 opponent pass efficiency rating. The Tigers also ranked second in yards per carry allowed (2.78), tied for seventh in rushing touchdowns allowed (10) and seventh in rushing defense (97.67 yards per game allowed).
Venables’ unit also led the nation in tackles for loss (122) and ranked fifth in sacks (44). And for those keeping track at home, Alabama’s 2011 defense ranked 17th in tackles for loss, meaning this year’s Tigers are the only team in the last seven years to lead the country in total defense, yards per play allowed, plays of 10-plus yards allowed and tackles for loss.
Put it all together, and the Tigers placed seventh nationally in scoring defense (17.6 points per game allowed) and tied for eighth in touchdowns allowed (26).
En route to a 9-3 regular season, Clemson held eight of its 12 opponents to 17 points or less in regulation, including four games of holding foes to single digits and two shutouts.
Individually, defensive end Vic Beasley was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, linebacker Stephone Anthony and cornerback Garry Peters also earned first-team All-ACC honors by the league’s coaches.
“His resume speaks for itself,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said of Venables. “He’s got a tremendous pedigree. I really have enjoyed working with him…. (The players) love him. He has done a great job.”
This fall marked Venables’ third season on Clemson’s staff after spending 13 years on Bob Stoops’ staff at Oklahoma, the last eight as defensive coordinator. A native of Salina, Kansas, Venables played at Garden City Community College and Kansas State, and then was immediately elevated upon graduation to linebackers coach with the Wildcats in 1993. He remained in that post through the 1998 season, when he left to join Stoops’ original staff in Norman.
The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards presented by ProGrass are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches in college football. The finalists (Dave Aranda [Wisconsin], Kirby Smart [Alabama], Dave Wommack [Ole Miss] and Venables) were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors, and athletic department personnel. The prior winners selected this year’s winner.
Venables will receive his award and be recognized at an event at the AFCA Convention in January.
Previous winners of the Defensive Coordinator of the Year award are Nick Holt (USC, 2008), Kirby Smart (Alabama, 2009), Vic Fangio (Stanford, 2010), John Chavis (LSU, 2011) Bob Diaco (Notre Dame, 2012) and Pat Narduzzi (Michigan State, 2013).
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