The Pac-12 is set to make exactly how much TV money?
A month ago we outlined how, thanks to commissioner Larry Scott, Pac-12 dollar figures will soar in the coming decade. Now, thanks to Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury-News, we know exactly how high those dollar amounts will fly.
The conference pulled in just north of $85 million in television revenue in 2011-12, before a 12-year contract splitting the conference's TV rights between ESPN and Fox.
That's chump change compared to what the league will haul in in the not-too-distant future.
2013: $185 million
2014: $194.25 million
2015: $204.54 million
2016: $215.06 million
2017: $226.14 million
2018: $237.78 million
2019: $250.02 million
2020: $262.9 million
2021: $276.42 million
2022: $290.66 million
2023: $305.62 million
2024: $321.34 million
Add it all together and you get $2,969,730,000. A dozen years from now, the Pac-12 will pull in nearly a third of a billion dollars per year before a single bowl dollar, NCAA Tournament unit or Pac-12 Networks advertisement is sold.
That'll buy a whole lot of blocking sleds.
Video: Illinois is billing their Soldier Field game a 'homecoming'
The war over "Chicago's team" wages on.
Now Illinois has officially billed their November 14th game against Washington at Soldier Field as their "Chicago Homecoming" with this video.
A former Ohio HS assistant coach makes the cover of Sports Illustrated
Every parent, teacher, coach and administrator's absolute worst nightmare came true on Feb. 27, 2012 at Chardon High School in northeast Ohio. Troubled 17-year old T.J. Lane entered the school's cafeteria and opened fire, killing three of his schoolmates. But, before he could inflict further damage, assistant football coach Frank Hall chased Lane from the school, risking his life to save others.
Sixteen months after the incident, Hall stands on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated behind bold print reading "A Coach's Courage". Hall told his story to SI's Gary Smith, and you can read a preview of the story here. “In a flash, Frank had determined that attack was the best defense, the only way to be who Frank Ray Hall always had been: the protector,” Smith writes.
Earlier this off season, Hall accepted the head coaching job at Lakeside HS (Ashtabula, OH).
The FootballScoop Coaches-to-Coaches Mailbag
You may follow him on Twitter, watch his press conferences online, record his games on your DVR or even drive to hear him speak at a coaching clinic, but how often do you get the chance to have a one-on-one talk with the coach you admire most in the profession? Well, here's your chance.
FootballScoop is proud to announce the creation of the Coaches-to-Coaches mailbag. It's your chance to ask a coach anything you've ever wanted to know - X's and O's, planning a practice, recruiting, handling off-the-field stuff - in the coaching world.
Our first installment will be with Texas Tech head coach (and two-time FootballScoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year) Kliff Kingsbury. Shoot us a tweet @FootballScoop or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or and we'll have Kingsbury answer the best questions. So put your thinking cap on, get your typing fingers ready and settle in for The Scoop's first virtual coaching clinic.
One last thing, if you don't want your name associated with the question please let us know that and it will be kept anonymous.
As a first year coordinator, before you install X's and O's, do this...
After spending two seasons coaching the quarterbacks at Cal, Marcus Arroyo joined Todd Monken's staff at Southern Miss as the offensive coordinator and outside receivers coach during the off season.
Just as a new head coach focuses on changing the culture of the team, Arroyo points out that coordinators must do the same on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. He believes that has to be done, along with creating an identity for your side of the ball, before doing any work on the X's and O's.
"When I was a little younger the first thing I wanted to do was put in all these X's and O's and all these scheme things. Now I think that the culture and ethos of the offense is really the most important thing to me." Arroyo explained.
Arroyo explains that being able to answer questions like "what do you want to stand for?" and "what do you want to look like?" should be addressed before working out any scheme related stuff with the rest. Getting your entire offensive staff on the same page with those two questions, and coming up with a cohesive offensive identity, will help you formulate what type of offense you're going to be without delving into schemes.
Video: The Rockets are coming...
Over the past year or so, Matt Campbell and his Toledo staff have rolled out some of the best videos in the MAC and beyond.
This one, full of highlights, behind the scenes footage and quotes from Campbell, is no exception.
Three and Out: Reason No. 9,815 why college football is good for the economy
1. SEC football games are in high demand, even for visiting teams. SEC schools allot more seats for visitors than any other conference because SEC fans travel like a group of hippies following a Phish tour. And the economies of Tuscaloosa, Auburn, College Station and the like have that to be thankful for, as the Wall Street Journal's Rachel Bachman pointed out Tuesday. Hotel prices shoot up like fireworks in SEC locales on game weekends - 144 percent in Tuscaloosa, 120 percent in Auburn and 89 percent in College Station. In fact, nine of the league's 14 cities see hotel prices rise more than 40 percent on game weekends.
2. People rolled their eyes last fall when Nick Saban said that the spread (pardon the pun) of no-huddle, up-tempo offenses were unfair and even dangerous for defenses. Now Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has come out in support of Saban. "Not to get on the coattails of some of the other coaches, there is a lot of truth that the way offensive philosophies are driven now, there's times where you can't get a defensive substitution in for 8, 10, 12 play drives," Bielema said. "That has an effect on safety of that student-athlete, especially the bigger defensive linemen, that is really real."
On the other side stands Gus Malzahn, Butch Jones, Kevin Sumlin and Hugh Freeze. "No, I'd say that's probably more of an in-shape issue than anything else," Malzahn responded. Both sides have their reasons, but good luck getting the offensive coaches to give up what has clearly become a competitive advantage. We think you'd have a better chance getting the SEC to play 12 conference games than change the rules to slow down offenses.
3. Last month we showed you the options under consideration for the Atlanta Falcons' new home. Option 1 and its multitude of retractable roofs was approved earlier today. Work of art, state of the industry, yes, but to us it looks mostly like the greatest origami project in the history of the world.
Photos: Nebraska unveils their new Adidas cleats
Last week Adidas released Texas A&M's "Gig 'em" style cleats, and today the shoe company unveiled their new look for Nebraska.
The new look pays respect to Big Red nation on the insole and also has a nice touch on the heel of the cleat to Nebraska's winning tradition.