Hud get's a big win over FIU
Mark Hudspeth is in his first season as the head coach at Louisiana Lafayette. After losing the season opener 61-34 at Oklahoma State, Hud's guys have now run off 3 straight over Kent State, Nicholls State and now FIU.
While we've certainly seen Hud generate a huge amount of excitement in Lafayette about where the program is headed; we're not real sure that many cajuns were expecting a bowl eligible team this season. Looking over the rest of their schedule, it won't be easy; but the Ragin' Cajuns might just get there.
Watch and listen to Coach Hud on the video below and you'll see how excited he is to get back home for 3 games (FAU, Troy and North Texas) after their huge win over previously unbeaten FIU yesterday.
With a great Saturday in the books, it's time to adjust to the NFL.
All times Eastern.
Regional coverage for the 1PM and 4:15 games on CBS and Fox.
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis - 8:20PM - NBC
Full schedule for your viewing pleasure.
All times Eastern.
Notre Dame at Pitt - noon - ABC
North Carolina at Georgia Tech - noon - ESPN
Eastern Michigan at Penn State - noon - ESPN2
Central Michigan at Michigan State - noon - ESPNU
SMU at Memphis - noon - FSN
Cornell at Yale - noon - Versus
Colorado at Ohio State - 3:30 - ABC or ESPN2
Oklahoma State at Texas A&M - 3:30 - ABC or ESPN2
Florida State at Clemson - 3:30 - ESPN
Arkansas at Alabama - 3:30 - CBS
Kansas State at Miami - 3:30 - ESPNU
Florida A&M vs. Southern - 3:30 - Versus
Florida at Kentucky - 7PM - ESPN
Vanderbilt at South Carolina - 7PM - ESPN2
LA Tech at Mississippi State - 7PM - ESPNU
Nebraska at Wyoming - 7:30 - Versus
Missouri at Oklahoma - 8PM - FX
LSU at West Virginia - 8PM - ABC
USC at Arizona State - 10:15 - ESPN
Oregon at Arizona - 10:15 - ESPN2
Alabama sends out 15 guys on defense
Change of possession. Alabama's 11 from offense run off the field. 15 defensive players run on. 15?
Yep. That's how Saban rolls.
Actually, there's logic behind this. He sends 15 out until they can see what personnel the offense is going to come out in. Once they see the offense's 11, Kirby Smart makes the defensive personnel call and 4 run off.
This article by Don Kausler (The Birmingham News) takes a look at how Saban's teams have evolved into playing entirely "Situational Defense". Plenty of good stuff in there about why Saban believes you have to focus on situations.
One nugget we gleaned is that Saban doesn't think defenses should huddle anymore. Saban, "...I used to coach getting in the huddle and breaking the huddle...Now, even when we're not playing against a no-huddle team all of our guys stand out there like in no huddle. But really, it has to be that way, because if you make them get in a huddle all the time and you play against a no-huddle team, they want to all go stand in a huddle."
Da' Bears headed to the White House
Coach Ditka and da'Bears Superbowl winning team from the 1985 season are going to the White House in about 2 weeks.
Their planned trip in 1986 was cancelled when the space shuttle Challenger exploded just days after the Superbowl.
President Obama, a huge Bears fan, has invited the team to come enjoy a few hours with him at the White House.
We're just letting everyone know, if anyone from Louisiana is ever elected President, we believe that person would invite Drew Brees, Sean Payton and a cast of characters to spend at least a few weeks partying at the White House. Might even let Payton make some surprise decisions for the country.
A Football Life...Belichick part II
Oh wow. Belichick dressed as a pirate on roller skates...we're at a total loss for words.
If you didn't see it last night on NFL Network, it will be replayed...often.
Here's a link to the clip with him at the holloween party Randy Moss invited him too. Tremendous.
Last night, Jenn Brown once again reminded us of the beauty of live TV....and she slightly slipped up on Butch Jones' name.
Huge high school game tonight with De La Salle playing at St. Thomas Aquinas. All times Eastern.
UCF at BYU - 8PM - ESPN
De La Salle (CA) at St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) - 8PM - ESPN2
Lake Oswego (OR) vs. Jesuit (OR) - 10PM - ESPNU
Funny new commercials (Drew Brees and Jay Glazer)
It's Friday...time for some levity in the week.
Drew Brees and Jay Glazer got together recently to film a couple of commercials for Verizon. Quality humor.