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The best dance off of the season

Alabama State's "Black & Gold" game was this past Saturday. Shortly before kickoff, head coach Reggie Barlow circled'em up for what the players thought was going to be a drill; but oh no...

This might just be the best dance off of the season. Enjoy the whole thing.

OL or walk-ons. Who's happier about unlimited meals? Helfrich has the answer

Coaches, scholarship players, and walk-on's everywhere scored big when the NCAA announced earlier this week that NCAA Division I athletes can receive unlimited meals and snacks during the season

KEZI 9 News, who does a great job covering Oregon football, posed an interesting question the other day after practice. They asked a handful of players; What group of players were more excited about the food rule change, offensive lineman or the walk-ons?

Of course the walk-ons deflected and said the offensive lineman were the happiest, and the big fellas said that the walk-ons were the happiest, and they were happy that they could all now break bread together regularly...but head coach Mark Helfrich nailed it with his answer.

Video: This might be one of Nebraska's best recruiting tools

The University of Nebraska football program has no shortage of things to sell to recruits. They've got a rich football tradition like no other program in the country, and Bo Pelini has won at least nine games every full season that he's been at the helm in Lincoln.

They've also got one of the most unique entrances in college football, and what better way to demonstrate that to recruits than by equipping one of their players with a helmet cam as they make their way to the field? Recruits are going to eat this up.

This is an impressive entrance for a spring game, imagine what it's like when Ohio State or Michigan are in town. 

The Luther College staff takes a polar plunge, challenges the rest of the IIAC to do the same

The Luther College coaching staff was challenged to take a polar plunge, and like all good men they not only answered the call, they filmed it as well. 

The Norse staff found a naturally fed pond at Twin Springs, which they claimed houses the coldest waters in the state of Iowa. Each coach survived, but there was one casualty. Defensive line coach/head strength coach Ike Hammerly lost his glasses in the 33-degree waters of Twin Springs, and they were never recovered.

Now the Luther staff has issued a formal challenge to the rest of the Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to do the same. Are they man enough? Only time will tell. 

Kliff Kingsbury has a coaching model, and it's not a football coach

Kliff Kingsbury grew up in New Braunfels, Texas, a city of 60,000 people lying 30 miles north of San Antonio. Growing up in the halcyon days of David Robinson, he naturally became a fan of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs and, growing up the son of a coach, he naturally gravitated toward the Spurs' general manager-turned-head coach, Gregg Popovich.

 Now, as a coach himself, he watches Popovich and wonders how he can become college football's version of Pop.

“I watch the Spurs quite a bit, and Coach Pop just fascinates me,” Kingsbury told Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News. “They had some guy named (Patty) Mills who popped up and scored 26 points the other night."

Under Popovich, the Spurs spent the first half of the last decade as a defensive-minded team and a plodding offense centered around Tim Duncan. But as point guard Tony Parker matured, the Spurs' attack became more free-flowing, and now Popovich's team moves the ball better than any in basketball.

As a football coach who prides himself on putting the ball in as many hands as possible, the similarities are obvious.

“Coach Popovich is able to develop things like that all of the time. They just win, and it's incredible. He stays undercover and never gets the love he probably deserves. He doesn't want it. He just wins.”

As for Kingsbury himself? He may not be at the level of an 18-year veteran and four-time champion, but he's miles ahead of where he was at this time last year.

“The biggest thing is you have to find ways to stay consistent,” Kingsbury said. “That was the hardest thing for me last year, especially with the way our season went. I'm trying to do that more this year, make sure the team and the coaches can feel that consistency from me in everything we're doing.”

Read the full piece here.

Here's a great look at why Mike Riley hired John Garrett as OC

Mike Riley has spent a total of 13 years in Corvallis at Oregon State during two separate stints. That kind of longevity is unheard of in the coaching profession today.

That kind of longevity has provided Riley a pulse for what his program needs at Oregon State when he makes a hire, and when offensive coordinator Danny Longsdorf decided to take the quarterbacks job with the NY Giants, many expected Riley to make a "splash hire." They were just coming off a season where Junior quarterback Sean Mannion threw for over 4,600 yards and completed over 66% of his passes with 37 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

As you can see, they didn't need someone to come in and perform a complete offensive overhaul, they needed a quality offensive coach.

That's when Riley was reminded by a coaching colleague of NFL veteran coach John Garrett, whom he immediately called and set up and interview. After talking equal parts ball, philosophy, and life, Riley knew he had found his guy.

Garrett, who was coaching the receivers with the Bucs last season and has been in the NFL ranks since 2007, wasn't one of the "big fish" out there available on the coaching market, but Riley knew he was getting an excellent coach to come in and coordinate his offense.

This video of coach Garrettt mic'd up during spring ball provides some great insight into the type of coach Riley brought on board. Garrettt is very detail oriented, and extremely enthusiastic on the practice field. Combine that with his NFL pedigree and knowledge of what Riley wants done on the offensive side of the ball and we could see a very potent offense on the field in a few months when they open up with Portland State and Hawaii.

Check out how Boise State is learning from their helmet cam footage

Helmet cams, especially the built in kind, have popped up in programs all around the country this off season, which has prompted the discussion of how staff's will go about using that footage.

Here, Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick and safety Darian Thompson give a play by play of some of their practice footage and what is going through their mind as the film rolls.

Coaches we talk to have raved about how the footage shows if their guys are reading the correct keys on each play, and now we finally have footage we can cue up in the film room to verify literally everything. Especially at the quarterback and safety positions because if the eyes aren't on the right keys at that position, it's going to nearly impossible to be productive and successful.

Photos: New uniforms at Illinois, where they take orange seriously

Not to be outdone by the other orange-and-blue, Nike-repped team in the northern half of the United States, Illinois also unveiled new uniforms on Wednesday.

Let's start with the new block "I" logo, which doesn't look all that different to me.

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Next, an upper body shot of the new football uniforms. As a point of reference, here's what the Illini wore in 2013.

11 Illinois 1

Here's a live action shot of all three kits and, boy, are those orange uniforms orange. I'm not even sure they'll need to turn the lights on for night games at Memorial Stadium because I'm almost positive they can glow in the dark.

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My personal favorite, the all whites.

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And now a shot of the three helmets.

11 Illinois helmets

Nike has done an rebranding of the entire athletics department, as they did with California and Oregon State in 2013. For a team-by-team look, check out the @IlliniAthletics feed.