Thursday September 7, 2017
Tom Herman: Herman responded to Urban Meyer’s criticism after practice on Thursday.
UTSA: Athletics director Lynn Hickey is stepping down for personal reasons, effective immediately. Hickey has been with UTSA since 1999 and shepherded the creation of the football program. Vice president for student affairs Sam Gonzales will serve as interim AD.
Les Miles: Today at noon EST, Les Miles is making his debut on Big Ten Network where he will discuss “The Art of the Press Conference,” and revisit some of his LSU pressers, among other topics.
Coffeyville CC (JC – KS): The college has decided to move athletic director Jeff Leiker into the role of head football coach and head coach Aaron Flores will continue to support the program through operations. Leiker previously served as head coach of the program for seven seasons, going 2001-06 going 56-24 in that time. Flores currently sits on the waiting list for a double lung transplant and has been battling acute interstitial lung disease since 2004.
Pac-12: The new president of the Pac-12 Network is Mark Shuken. Shuken is the former CEO of the DirecTV Sports Network, and has also spent time with Time Warner Cable and Fox Sports Northwest.
Use 9 minutes of your staff or room meeting today and let this video roll. Trust me, you will be happy you did…
New Research: Differentiating Cut Block Technique Off Play Concept – Execution of a proper cut block is centered on two components: proper landmarks and impeccable timing. And since most offensive play concepts vary in these two regards, it makes sense to teach a different cut block technique for each. It’s something Fairmont State offensive line coach Ryan Schleusner introduced this year to his unit as the Fighting Falcons finished 10-2 and ranked 23rd in the final AFCA Division 2 coaches poll, making the playoffs for the first time in school history. In his X&O Labs clinic report, Coach Schleusner details the varying cut blocking techniques he teaches in the quick game, screen game and on the backside of wide zone schemes. Click here to read the report.
Saint Lawrence (D-III – NY): St. Lawrence University is looking for a home game next year 2018. Current openings in schedule are Week 5 (Sept. 29th) or Week 7 (Oct. 13th). Willing to discuss pay guarantee since schedule is full in 2019 and beyond. Please Email Head Football Coach [email protected]. No phone call please.
NCAA: The NCAA has hired Katrice Albert to serve as the NCAA’s executive vice president of inclusion and human resources, a newly created position.