Randy Edsall vs. Kate Upton in a 'Dougie dance off'
Earlier this morning we saw a video of Randy Edsall trying to do the "Dougie", and thought to ourselves, "Who does it better? Edsall or Kate Upton?"
If you have to think about it for too long (or at all really), go ahead and hand in your man card.
Hey, it's a slow Monday morning here at The Scoop, and we're all about entertainment.
Video: Georgia explains their 'finish the drill' approach to mat drills
It seems like every off season highlight follows a similar template at this time of year. Take some highlight footage of your guys grinding it out in the weightroom, edit it a bit, and mix some music in.
It's a formula that works quite well, but Georgia decided to throw it aside for a much different approach. Instead, director of strength and conditioning Joe Tereshinski's voice is the backdrop, and as the Bulldogs go through their legendary mat drill work, coach T. provides the reasoning behind why, and how, they go about the mat drills.
This is one of the best videos of the off season, without question.
Video: 'You're making an investment, not a sacrifice, for the program'
USC's wrapped up their spring practices with a spirited competition where one offensive captain was chosen to pick five players on his side of the ball to compete in head to head events, without knowledge of what those events were ahead of time.
The resulting head to head competitions had a lot of Pete Carroll flavor to them, with players genuinely enjoying the atmosphere and competitiveness, complete with an over the top celebration after the win. To wrap the workout up, Steve Sarkisian got in front of the team and said something to his players that really perked up my ears this morning.
"It's been seven weeks with Ivan right? Seven weeks! Remember the investment that you're making to this program. It's not a sacrifice, it's an investment. So when we come back on Tuesday, the journey continues."
It's different for every program, but Sark has a great point. Off season work should be an investment, not a sacrifice.
Video: Wisconsin's 'First Quarter' winter conditioning approach
Over the past ten or fifteen years or so, Wisconsin has made a name for themselves as one of the most physical teams in the country.
Here in this video head strength and conditioning coach Evan Simon, and assistant Jamil Walker, talk about their "First Quarter" winter conditioning program and what they aim to accomplish.
"It's not about how much a guy is benching or squatting, but more so 'are we creating a better athlete? How are they moving? How are they running? How explosive are they?' In general, it's 'create a better football player,' if you do that in the proper way, those things will come, those numbers will come. They'll gain strength, they'll gain power." Walker explains.
Another part of creating the type of football player that Wisconsin wants is through competition. When Wisconsin names a winner and a loser at the end of their daily competitions, the loser's have to bus the tables of the winners and basically serve them breakfast at the dining hall. That's a nice touch.
See more quality insight on Wisconsin's off season "First Quarter" approach in the clip below.
Dabo's reminder to his players about 5 straight losses to South Carolina
Dabo Swinney has accomplished a number of wonderful things at Clemson.
He won the ACC championship in 2011. He won the state of South Carolina's first BCS game in January. He became the first non-SEC coach to knock off top-10 SEC foes in back-to-back games. He's posted three straight double-digit victory seasons. He's garnered two straight top-10 finishes, including the program's highest year-end ranking since its 1981 national championship.
But he hasn't beaten South Carolina, at least not as a full-time head coach. Following the 31-14 victory as the Tigers' interim head coach that won him the full-time job, Swinney has lost five in a row by scores of 34-17, 29-7, 34-13, 27-17 and 31-17.
In hopes of avoiding its sixth straight double-digit loss, Clemson now has this handy countdown clock hanging in its locker room.
Video: Start your day with Utah State's Aggie drill
Nothing on earth will wake you up quite like the Aggie drill at six in the morning. Matt Wells gets his team's blood flowing with an in-your-face live tackling drill the first thing in the morning, and we're all better off for it.
Every football team in America has this drill, and my high school team called it the Pride drill. As a wildly mediocre offensive lineman, I found the Pride drill more fun than anything else in football, including the actual games.
It looks like Utah State feels the same way I did way back when.
Division III Finlandia University (MI) announces plan to launch football
For those of you searching for a Division III head coaching opportunity, a new job is on the market.
As part of its plan to sponsor seven new sports over the next seven years, Division III Finlandia University in the upper peninsula town of Hancock, Mich., is in search of a head football coach to lead its brand-new program. The Lions are currently unaffiliated with any conference, but hope to join the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
"As we've worked with the UMAC Conference Officers over the last several years in efforts to gain general conference affiliation, the Conference more recently has identified their own strategic plans which will allow Finlandia to strategically align our new sport offerings to that of the Conference's membership criterion. Our long term planning and now execution of, and in concert with the UMAC's growth model, presents the perfect opportunity for us to become a viable member of the regional conference," said Finlandia athletics director Chris Salani.
The school is taking applications as you read this, with preference given to those who apply by March 24. Finlandia would like to have a coach hired by mid-April and have a team on the field in time for the 2015 season.
Video: Utah closes winter conditioning with a team-wide dance-off
Utah held "Red Zone Friday" to close winter workouts today, and the day ended in a tie. And how did the football gods decree that a tie be broken all those years ago?
A team wide dance-off, of course.