The Breakdown - Monday, August 19
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The Scoop: Grambling has named its athletics director, while Henderson State loses its AD.
Wisconsin has their own energy drink. Don't beleive it?
Gary Patterson will wait as long as humanly possible to announce TCU's starting quarterback: “We won’t tell LSU who that guy is going to be until we play. You won’t know until he runs out on the field in the first huddle on game day.”
Valdosta State is the preseason No. 1 in the Division II Coaches' Poll.
ESPN has released a great commercial previewing their college football coverage, which starts just 10 days from today:
Gary Andersen on when he learned to delegate as a head coach: "I'm not smart enough to be a coordinator, be a head coach and take care of 120 kids," he said. "I can't do it. I tried it for about a year and it was too much."
Notre Dame College (D-II - OH) pranked one of its coaches after this morning's practice.
Tim Beck, Nebraska's offensive coordinator, on the Huskers' system: "I say we're kind of like a mutt. I can watch a game on TV and see a play and say, 'Hey, I'll put that in.'"
The MAC and Sun Belt will compete in the Camellia Bowl beginning in 2014. Don't know what that is? You shouldn't. It's an ESPN-owned bowl to be played in Montgomery, Ala. Brett McMurphy says we could have 37 bowl games in the near future.
Kyle Whittingham on if he's feeling any pressure following a 5-7 season: “No amount of external pressure will ever be more intense than the pressure I place on myself and my coaching staff places on themselves. I don’t even think about the external pressures. It’s not in the scope of my thought process.”
Drake has inked a committment from one highly-touted second grader.
In case you've been living under a rock since yesterday, Middle Tennessee player Steven Rhodes has been benched by the NCAA over intramural competition he participated in as a Marine. Rhodes and Middle Tennessee aren't very happy about it. Update: The NCAA has ruled Rhodes eligible to play.
Vanderbilt fans had better start showing up to support James Franklin before it's too late.
Today's Coach You Should Follow on Twitter: He's toned down the wackiness from the spring, but we'll give five gold stars to anyone who can decipher this Art Briles tweet:
Bears are growling, August 31st is coming fast! #U.O.E.N.O.— Coach Art Briles (@CoachArtBriles) August 19, 2013