2010 Coaches Quick Hits

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Wednesday July 15, 2009

Video of last weekend's Manning Passing Academy including Colt McCoy teaching the 3-step drop: Check it out. Link...

Oklahoma upgrading player's locker room: On Tuesday, the university announced the latest big-time upgrade to Memorial Stadium, a $15 million renovation designed to enhance football players' locker room experience. Link...

Attempting to learn the finer points of new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's Tampa 2 system, the Volunteers' linebackers have used some of their time in recent weeks to break down PowerPoint computer presentations and study for daily quizzes. "It's crazy," McCoy said. "It's like having homework. We get quizzes and stuff: 'In this formation, we've got this call. What are you going to do?' Link...

Two Rutgers alumni with long histories of significant financial support - including the CEO of one of the nation's best-known corporations - will donate $5 million to the football program for the construction of a new recruiting lounge and welcome center. Construction will begin in August. Link...

UTEP's budget last season of $20 million tied it for sixth in the 12-team C-USA, with the gap between fifth and eighth at about a $1 million difference. Stull said the average BCS conference school has a $50 to $60 million budget, while the University of Texas -- UTEP's Sept. 26 opponent in football -- spends an estimated $100 million on athletics. The result is a slate of administrative cuts, support staff trimmings and "whistle and bells" cuts, such as the elimination of printed media guides (a $40,000 savings). Link...

If college football is to become a reality for the Charlotte 49ers, it has to happen in the next two months. Link...

Check out the Charlotte 49ers new football website:Link...