Thursday September 8, 2016
Alabama: Alabama trustees will discuss Lane Kiffin's contract at a compensation committee meeting tomorrow, according to Michael Casagrande of AL.com. Kiffin made $844,000 in 2015, according to UA's records.
#Nuggets: James Franklin is 0-6 against teams Penn State fans say they care about. They may not care about a win over Pitt, but they would care about a loss.
Memphis: Mike Norvell's contract recently received it's final signature, according to the Memphis Business Journal. Just to recap, Norvell will make $1.8 million in his first season leading the program, and can earn bonuses for games won in a year (7 wins triggers a $55k bonus, winning 8 games triggers a $90k bonus, and winning 9+ triggers a $120k bonus), conference bonuses ($30k for a division title, $50k for winning the conference title game), coach of the year awards, bowl games, and academic performance. Norvell has a $2.51 million annual salary pool for his assistant coaches, strength staff, and two administrative staff members. Previous head coach Justin Fuente made just over $900k in his first season in 2012, and made $1.4 million last season.
Sasketchewan Roughriders: Mike Davis, the only head coach that the Nebraska Danger (Indoor) have ever had, is leaving to join the Roughriders staff, according to The Independent.
Nebraska Danger (Indoor): Following the departure of head coach Mike Davis to the CFL, offensive coordinator Hurtis Chinn has been promoted to head coach.
Virginia Tech: Excellent story on Virginia Tech's director of football operations Danielle Bartelstein, her job, her path, and her impact by USA Today's Nicole Auerbach.
Art Briles: Speaking to ESPN, Art Briles says, "I made mistakes. I did wrong, but I'm not doing this trying to make myself feel better for apologizing. I understand I made some mistakes. There was some bad things that went on under my watch. I was the captain of the ship. The captain of the ship goes down with it." More from Briles interview and where he goes from here in this article.
Hot Route System for QBs: In an effort to stay simplistic, many offenses employ a half-man/half-slide protection scheme and Great Valley High School (PA) head coach Dan Ellis is no different. But with the potential of various defensive blitz patterns, the need to build in "hot" or sight adjustments made by the quarterback are imperative. In this exclusive X&O Labs clinic report, Coach Ellis details how he teaches his QB to identify the trigger points in secondary alignment and rotation to prepare for pressure and he does it without asking his receivers to break off their routes. Read the clinic report here.
Iowa: In the new 10 year deal for Kirk Ferentz, Iowa chose to put a trigger of 7 wins per season to bump Coach Ferentz' deal to a full 100% buyout.
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Warm Up: A unique language among OL coaches (that includes grunts), lobster for guys at preseason camp, and is denim making a comeback? Thursday's One Minute Warm Up.