Rich Rod in the locker room, “The Cup is ours!”

Rich Rod is always so happy and genuine in the locker room. "We've got a couple more games to play. Maybe three more games to play!" Bear down! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StYIYE01Rac?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Take the points – FootballScoop upset specials – Week 1

Er'body likes to pull for an underdog; but smart folk only lay their money on the line when those dogs have a real shot. In this weekly column, I share my thoughts on which dogs will fatten up your wallet... Week 1 --  at Opening Thursday night...

Why coaches have emerged as America’s true leaders on National Anthem protests

You've probably seen them by now, but here are San Antonio Spurs head coach/world's greatest human Gregg Popovich's quotes on National Anthem protests and the state of race relations in this country: "The social situation that we’ve all experienced is absolutely disgusting in a lot...

What’s the going rate for a guarantee game these days?

The cost of everything is going up these days, including the price of a guaranteed victory. According to open records obtained by the Columbia Tribune, Missouri is on the hook for nearly $5 million in guarantee games over the next six seasons. Here's how it...

Video: Nick Saban puckers up for charity with the LemonFace Challenge

Back in September, Aubreigh Nicholas was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of childhood cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, according to AL.com. To help raise awareness, Aubreigh's Army was formed, and much like the ice bucket challenge for ALS a few...

Report: Chip Kelly has “no interest” in Alabama OC job

What appears too good to be true may, in fact, be too good to be true. Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole reported Wednesday that an NFL insider indicated to him Chip Kelly has no interest in becoming Alabama's offensive coordinator. No actual reporting in...

You can have your very own John Harbaugh statue

With the first college football game just over a month away, this marks the time of year that ticket offices are scrambling to sell their last allotment of tickets...especially their season tickets. Sometimes that means getting creative to sweeten the pot a little bit....

This Mississippi chess teacher should be every football coach’s role model

Franklin County, Mississippi, is about as Mississippi as it gets. Tucked in the southwest corner of the state, Franklin County counts 8,000 people and two stop lights among its residents. It's also one of the nation's fastest growing hotbeds for youth chess players. 60 Minutes had an...

Go inside the philosophy and behind the four pillars of a Big 12 strength program

The name Zac Woodfin will sound familiar to many of you reading this. First of all, he played a pivotal role in helping UAB improvise from a two-win team in 2013 to a 6-win team in 2014, bringing home the FootballScoop Coach of the...