Thursday November 10, 2016
Washington: Chris Petersen and UW are negotiating a long-term contract extension...which could be for as long as 10 years Adam Jude of the Seattle Times reports.
Fresno State: Athletic director Jim Bartko has now formally announced the hire of Jeff Tedford as the program's new head coach and notes that the official press conference will take place Friday. Multiple reports state that Tedford will make about $1.6 million annually.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College (JC): Defensive coordinator Korey Fry has been named head coach. Fry has been the program's defensive coordinator since 2014, and prior to that was the head JV coach and defensive coordinator at Southfield Lathrup HS (MI) for two seasons.
#Nuggets: For Charlie Strong and Ed Orgeron, Saturday brings a pair of games that will swing how their finishes are viewed.
Michigan: According toMike Freeman of Bleacher Report, several NFL teams are prepared to make "mega-offers" to lure Jim Harbaugh away from Michigan. Freeman adds "He won't take them. Harbaugh isn't going anywhere anytime soon." Harbaugh is currently the highest paid college head coach in the country at around $9 million a year.
Wagner (FCS - NY): Wagner College is looking for a Division 2 opponent to schedule a game for Sept. 2 of 2017. Please contact DFO AJ Firestone at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Fresno State: Per Alex Marvez, Jeff Tedford has already offered the offensive coordinator job to Marcus Arroyo, who is currently coaching the running backs at Oklahoma State. Arroyo coached the quarterbacks at Cal under Tedford, and in 2014 he stepped in as the Bucs offensive coordinator when Tedford had to step away due to health issues. Yesterday we reported that Tedford's deal could be complete within 24 hours. Last night, multiple local reports out of Fresno relayed that the deal should be done today and likely announced Friday. We'll keep you posted.
Warm Up: A D-III team picks The Purge theme for their recruiting video, some really, really embarrassing mom dancing, and Bielema has a point...Thursday's One Minute Warm Up.
2 QB Runs From Empty Sets: The viability of a running QB produces a numbers advantage for the offense and using them from Empty sets clarifies vanilla run boxes presented by the defense. Matt Burleson, the head coach at Telfair County High School (GA), details the QB trap and QB dive schemes he'll use against five and six man run boxes in an exclusive clinic report on XandOLabs.com. Last season, Telfair's QBs ran for nearly 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns just on these two concepts alone. Both are inexpensive concepts that are already part of his offensive play menu in other personnel groupings. Read the report here.