“If your players don’t understand the scheme you can’t expect proper intensity, effort, or toughness”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MawFTTnWQKE] For Pat Narduzzi and his staff, spending time in the classrooms teaching scheme (and more importantly, making sure that players understand it) may be more important in the big picture of things than the time spent on the practice field. The same can probably...

Video of the Day – Mic’d up at Linebacker U

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rDKV463xHY&w=680&h=380] Video of the Day Monday March 30, 2015 Mic'd up at Linebacker U

Video: Western Kentucky’s “The Playoffs”

It was hard to see Western Kentucky's 2014 season ending the way it eventually did back on Nov. 1. The Hilltoppers were 3-5 and fresh off a 59-10 drubbing at Louisiana Tech. That's when head coach Jeff Brohm essentially wiped the slate clean and stressed...

Pat Narduzzi explains the most vital position group to an elite defense

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs2MdDUQDKU?start=145] Pat Narduzzi knows a thing or two about elite defenses. Dating back to 2011, Narduzzi's Spartan Dawg defense in East Lansing ranked in the top 10 in total defense every season, and it was those on-the-field results that led to him to the...

Bobby Johnson to replace Archie Manning on CFB Playoff selection committee

One year in, the College Football Playoff is already making its second change to the 13-member selection committee. After seeing Oliver Luck vacate his position after taking a position within the NCAA and replacing him with Texas Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt, the Playoff...

How much money are MAC football programs making?

Mid-American Conference schools don't make a lot of money. Thanks to an extensive study by Jon Styf of ChicagoFootball.com, we now know exactly how much they make (or, perhaps more accurately, don't make). While revenue for all 12 MAC schools (football-only UMass not included) sat...

Photos: Ohio State has received their National Championship rings

Ohio State receivers coach Zach Smith tweeted out a picture of the Ohio State National Title rings a few moments ago, and they're impressive. Coach Smith said it best with his tweet. I know the style is to go big with the bling normally, but these...

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams shares a quote for coaches dealing with negativity

Last night Roy Williams' North Carolina basketball squad fell in the Sweet 16 to Wisconsin, a team that may be playing their best basketball of the year. Going into the game, North Carolina had collected 11 straight wins in the Sweet 16 round of the...

NBC is reviving everyone’s favorite 90’s coaching comedy

After nearly twenty years since the last episode aired, word has leaked that NBC is picking up 13 episodes of a spin off of the TV show Coach, which originally aired from 1987-1997 on ABC. The original version starred Craig T. Nelson as the head...