How defensive coordinators are innovating on their side of the ball

Offensive innovation is sexy and fun to watch, but innovative defensive coaches often don't get the love they deserve (and granted, most of them are fine with things that way).  That's partly why this piece from ESPN is worth pointing out, well that and...

Photos: Ball State has new black unis and a matte black helmet

Ball State has revealed some sick new all black unis with matte black lids for this fall. I'm selfishly hoping that Ball State filmed the players' reaction to the new unis to see if it compares to Ohio's reaction when they were rewarded with...

Announcing the Second Annual FootballScoop Video of the Year contest

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Back by popular demand, the Second Annual FootballScoop Video of the Year contest will be held in the coming weeks.  A quick refresher: we are inviting videos of all sort to be submitted from every school, college or high school. The competition will be...

The AFL is mandating helmet sensors. How long before the NFL and NCAA follow suit?

Yesterday, the Arena Football League became the first professional sports league to require their players to wear Brain Sentry helmet sensors that warn players, coaches, officials, and trainers of impact on the head/neck that could lead to possible concussions. If you're unaware of...

Attention: P.J. Fleck, Butch Jones and Kyle Flood. You have been called out

The Kay Yow Foundation has come up with a pretty cool promotion to raise both funds and awareness in its mission to end women's cancers. It's called #Chillin4Charity, and participants are challenged to submerge themselves into teeth-chattering waters (and film it), and then challenge...

Gene Smith’s $18,000 bonus for a wrestling championship? That’s going away soon

On March 25, Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber won an NCAA championship for the 141-pound weight class. The win represented a milestone moment in Stieber's life, a source of great pride for the Buckeyes' wrestling program, and an $18,000 bonus for his athletics director,...

Photo: This new high school helmet combines two popular FBS concepts

 Tobi Kilgore was hired at Karns HS (TN) back in January. His first orders of business were the same as any other newly appointed had coach; hire his staff, meet with players and the parents, etc. But beyond the obligatory duties that every head...

Boston College will be one of 15 teams with these unique video boards this fall

Not only will Boston College's new video boards double in size, but when fans fill the stadium for the September 5th home opener against Pitt they'll bask in the glory of video boards with a visual quality that ranks among the best in the...

Reason No. 9801 to be excited about the future of college football

With Wednesday's announcement that Georgia and Notre Dame have scheduled a home-and-home in 2017 and 2019, NFL.com college football writer Bryan Fischer sent out this tweet refreshing us all on the list of mega non-conference games slated for the 2017 season.  Imagine being in charge...