The three traits that make a tough football team, according to Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia thinks there are three traits that make a tough football team. And if Patricia thinks that, you can bet it's because Bill Belichick thought it first. Patricia spent 14 seasons on Belichick's staff, so it's safe to say there are very few football-related...

Friday’s One Minute Warm Up

To get your blood moving... If this LeBron kid works hard enough and catches the right breaks, he just might make it in the NBA. https://twitter.com/NBAonTNT/status/969383287943671809 Laughing about the hubris of anonymous NFL experts will never get old for me. https://twitter.com/bykevinclark/status/969370773629566983 I have many questions, but here are the...

It’s not the “what” or “why” of LeBron-to-Cleveland that’s most interesting, it’s the “how”

LeBron James is once again a Cleveland Cavalier. Perhaps you've heard by now. For the "what" and the "why" of this discussion, you can head to ESPN, Grantland, Yahoo, and every other sports website on the planet. I'm most interested in the "how." After...

Gene Smith explains why he didn’t open the Ohio State job up to a national search

Urban Meyer is retiring as Ohio State's head coach effective midnight on Jan. 1, and it will be Ryan Day's burden to carry the Buckeye Behemoth moving forward as Ohio State's next head coach -- but it didn't have to be. Considering the program has...

Oregon State pitted their graduate assistants against each other during a fun practice competition

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhQdBZ9Nmpk] Graduate assistants put in a ton of thankless hours behind the scenes preparing for opponents, and making sure things run as smoothly as possible for the rest of the coaching staff on a week to week basis. At Oregon State, Gary Andersen decided to...

Tuesday’s One Minute Warm Up

To get the blood pumping: Buddy Ryan was full of great quotes https://twitter.com/OLineTips/status/747777107388837889 There will be lots of Buddy Ryan stories circulating today so buckle up https://twitter.com/ATVS_ChefBilly/status/747776672930246656 The quote of the day https://twitter.com/CoachMotto/status/747582826699231232 No doubt in my mind that no other coach will accomplish this...ever. https://twitter.com/HannahStormESPN/status/747738456651087872 A few Baylor fans sum up what...

Do your program a favor, learn from the Bucs’ mistake

Hundreds of programs around the country are constantly looking for ways to connect with their female fan base. Tampa Bay is one of the latest NFL franchises who feels like they have the perfect plan to do just that. Earlier today, they rolled out their plan, which...

Mike Leach signs extension at Washington State

Mike Leach has agreed to an extension to remain at Washington State through the 2023 season, the school announced today. The extension keeps him under contract for the next five years, extending his contract for an additional season. Additionally, defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has signed...

The top 7 things you’ll hear linebacker coaches yell at practice

Late last month I compiled a look at the top 15 phrases that offensive line coaches can be heard saying / yelling at practice, and it turned out to be a very, very popular piece that generated a lot of conversation on social media. Today, I switched sides...