Texas high school coach goes scorched earth in resignation letter

If you have to leave a job, they tell you never to burn bridges on your way out. Jeff Merket didn't burn his bridge, he detonated it like it was a hospital and he was The Joker. Until last week, Merket was the head coach...

Study reveals that playing HS football is just as safe as band, glee club, or choir

Over the past few years we have been force-fed statistic after statistic about how dangerous football is to the brain health of our players, and participation has declined nearly everywhere across the country. While it's a given that playing in the NFL is inherently more...

Why Lance Leipold could be a name to watch at Iowa State

On Sunday we offered Ken Niumatalolo as a name that could make sense for the Iowa State opening. There is another coach near the Eastern seaboard that could make sense for the Cyclones: Lance Leipold. Leipold, 51, is the first-year head coach at Buffalo (who,...

Watch Jerry Kill’s entire powerful and emotional press conference

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgSzDDOtpoQ] Jerry Kill poured his heart into coaching, and he did the same in his press conference announcing his retirement from the profession. See the full presser that everyone is talking about above.. There's a lot we can all learn from in here. Highlights, including coaches...

North Carolina is looking to pass a bill that would allow parents to put their concussed child back into a game

Instead of requiring approval from a qualified medical profession like the athletic trainers found on the sideline, lawmakers in the state of North Carolina are looking to pass a bill that would allow parents to choose when their concussed child would be able to...

Where will College GameDay visit each week of the 2017 season?

We hit a milestone this week. Tuesday was May 2, meaning the first Saturday of college football action was officially four months away. We're now closer to the beginning of the 2017 season as we are to the end of the '16 campaign. With that...

Video of the Day – Buffalo State 2014 highlights

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tuq8ZmIh8I&w=680&h=380] Wednesday February 11, 2015 Video of the Day Buffalo State 2014 highlights

A very successful high school coach shares a message that’s spot on for players who skip workouts

Unless you're one of the few (and lucky) coaches who have been at a school long enough to build a culture where off season work in the weight room is embraced by everyone, chances are really good that you're among the majority of coaches who...

Mark Helfrich explains why committing to “the process” is like raising kids

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve2Tc4c_CQg?start=144] While the phrase "the process" is something that most coaches attribute to Nick Saban, the fact is embracing the process (and not necessarily the end result) is a belief that a lot of coaches across the country buy into. Not surprisingly, one of those...