Barry Alvarez to be paid $118,500 for coaching the Rose Bowl

After the stunning departure of Bret Bielema for Arkansas, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez quickly inserted himself as the Badgers' figurehead head coach for the Rose Bowl.  "I don't want this to be about me," Alvarez said at the time. "I want this to...

Photos: Does your football facility look this good?

USC's Heritage Hall has long ago been declared the gold standard of athletic facilities in college athletics. In terms of graphics and in-house branding, nothing tops it. 

Aliotti: ‘Offenses can be shady’

For defensive coordinators, preparing for a bowl game is a constant balancing act between preparing for what an offense has shown during the year, and what they may come out and show for the first time. Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti explained a few...

Al Groh finding solutions to new problems, and new solutions to old problems

Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Al Groh seemed pleased with the progress of the Yellow Jackets’ defense during spring practice. Groh said, “I think ‘progressing’ is probably the key word.  We have progress as we introduced it last year, but we have also progressed significantly...

“We don’t go after the five star recruits, our guys have job descriptions’

Winning seven games and heading to a bowl game for the first time in over a decade, Curtis Johnson has a lot of new players looking at his program in a new light. Asked about his recruiting strategy yesterday, Johnson compared their approach to...

‘Chasing Greatness’ returns, and it’s excellent

This past weekend, Toledo welcomed a very tough Eastern Washington squad (the same Eagles team that went to Oregon State and escaped with a win) to Northern Ohio and walked out with a 33-21 win.  Every once in a while there's a video that...

Which players will be getting the bowl gifts?

The Sports Business Journal came out with an interesting look at what players will be receiving as bowl gifts this season. Some of the gifts include Oakley sunglasses, winter coats and gloves (yes...really), $420 Best Buy gift cards, and iPad mini's.  For a full...

One of the strangest fakes / 2 point plays you’ll ever see

There is just so much here. First, the holder is #69. I don't know why; but that's just funny to me.  Then, take a look at what the holder does before the snap!  Can't say I've ever seen this one before. Oh, and the...

‘Never making bad plays is more valuable than making great plays’

Mike Leach brought up a great point during his spring football press conference yesterday. When asked about if he's excited to see some of the true freshman recruiting class see time on the field to start the season, Leach noted why he's excited to...