Mizzou becoming QB U?
It would be hard for any program to match the success that the last 3 quarterbacks at Missouri have had. Brad Smith, Chase Daniel and Blaine Gabbert are all in the NFL and each owns his own set of records back at Mizzou.
This year, the Tigers are looking to James Franklin to take the reins. Coaches Pinkel and Yost have been very positive about his performance thus far; but the real test comes on September 3rd when Miami (OH) comes to town.
Mizzou's defensive front is stacked and every receiver is returning on offense. Watch out for these guys.
As for Franklin, he's athletic (was a serious dual threat in high school); and quite possibly the nicest quarterback you'll ever hear speak. Watch this video.
A regular season game in Japan
That's what Hawaii athletic director Jim Donovan recently said he'd like to see happen.
Yes, a division 1 game vs. a west coast team as soon as the 2014 season. The likely opponent would come from either the Mountain West conference or the Pac-12.
Word is that the Pac-12 would like to see this happen as well. TV Money!
Not so sure that either the players or the coaches involved would vote for this one.
Must see: New Maryland Uniforms
We just watched Maryland and Under Armour host what can only be described as a football fashion show. Words can not describe. If you watch, jump forward to the 10:45 mark; but don't say we didn't warn you. This will leave a mark.
As for the unis themselves, we've got pics (thanks to CBS Sports Brian Fischer).
Coach Edsall said via twitter that he'd like for fans to vote on the color combination that the Terps will wear in their opener versus Miami. By the way, the visual of Edsall in his starched khakis and pressed white under armour polo in the middle of all of the players wearing countless color combinations was surreal (scroll to bottom).
Our culture is, we kick your A**
Excellent video and speech from Marcus Allen speaking to the USC team about what it means to play for USC.
No explanation needed, just watch.
Pete Carroll's latest
Seahawks team meeting.
Pete Carroll up front going over practice plans for the day...
Police walk in.
Police escort DE Raheem Brock to the back and proceed to question him...
Carroll announces Brock's been punk'd.
Does anyone think that one day someone's going to come after Carroll? Please let a camera be rolling.
How would you read this?
The picture below began circulating around this afternoon. Apparently, the graphic designers at Tennessee recently put this up on the doors exiting the locker room.
We are told the slogan was meant to read, "Opportunity is Now Here".
Is that how you read it?
(nearly) Live video from practice
Nothing incredibly memorable from the video below; but what caught our eye was the speed with which this was made available to the public.
This morning we noted that one of the guys who covers Kentucky football (Kyle Tucker) tweeted at 8:40 that Joker had opened the first 35 minutes of practice up to the media. He tweeted that there was an intense middle drill. "Video Coming"
Well, within minutes that video was available for anyone to watch. Quality isn't bad at all for being shot with a phone.
Technology is here and getting better daily. Embrace it.
Stanford coach: My job is to maintain
Stanford football went 1-11 in 2006. Last season, Jim Harbaugh's team went 12-1. Harbaugh went to the 49ers.
First year head coach David Shaw was asked this weekend about his role as the new head football coach. Shaw responded that he needs to "maintain" what Harbaugh built. "Our goal is consistency, we like high expectations."
Shaw says his staff will go coast-to-coast each year in search of "20 guys that are good students and good football players...and then you've got to convince them what we have is what they are looking for."
Below is video of Coach Shaw providing some insight into the 2011 season.