Video of the Day - BYU hits the links

Photos: Mountain ranges and ears of corn coming to college football jerseys this fall

Around three weeks ago, photos emerged from Amazon and area retail stores of a new Utah jersey with a mountain range on the sleeves.


The school denied this, telling SB Nation "would no longer feature stripes or the topographical lines that were emphasized in the previous uniforms. Instead of sublimated lines to replicate the state's mountain landscape."

Photos of the new uniforms have since emerged... and they're the exact same uniforms as pictured above.

AA Utah mountains

Regardless, it's a nice callback to the Utah Jazz of the late 90's. I'm assuming that's what the Utes were going for here, because why else would you put mountains on your jerseys?

Oh well. At least they didn't put an ear of corn on their jerseys or something.



In Northern Illinois' defense, they're doing it for a good cause, and for one game only.

"In addition to recognizing the region’s agricultural roots, the special Corn Fest jerseys worn by the Huskies during the season opener will be auctioned online to benefit three worthy local causes," the school's announcement reads. "Proceeds from the auction will be split among the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb, Boy Scout Troop 33, and the Canaday Family, a local family whose eighth-grade son, Christopher, was born with pulmonary atresia and has had 34 surgeries during his young life. Meanwhile, Christopher’s father, Mark, an NIU employee, is battling esophageal cancer."

These beauties may be seen for the Huskies' opener versus Presbyterian on Aug. 28.

Three and Out: BYU, c'mon man, we're going back to college?, and the potential cast of The Office

Scott: I just don't know why this was tweeted. 

Doug: I just came across this video a few hours ago and had to share its glory. Excellent job by DISH here reaching into college football lore and getting these guys to participate.

Zach: I got sucked into a YouTube black hole last night (believe me, you don't want to know) and stumbled up on this video. I have no way to prove if this was staged after the fact, but I also have no reason to suspect it's anything but real. I mean, it's believable to think that, famous as they are now, they would be in position to try out for these roles 11 years ago, and get turned out. And smartly, I might add. I mean, can you imagine The Office with Saul Goodman as Michael, Harold from Harold & Kumar as Jim, Seth Rogen as Dwight and Eric Stonestreet as Kevin?

"Great defenses have two things; competition and depth"

Texas A&M defensive line coach Terry Price has been a part of his fair share of defensive lines since his coaching career began as a volunteer for the Aggies back in 1992. Price coached a defensive line unit at Auburn in 2005 that recorded an impressive 11 sacks against Alabana, and five of his players went on to become NFL draft picks between 1999 and 2007, according to his official bio.

Now orchestrating one of the deepest defensive lines that he believes he's had in years, Price got mic'd up as training camp began and shared his insight into two traits that all defenses have.

"Depth provides competition, and competition provides inspired play. Because if you don't play inspired one day, you can go from first team to second team, or second team to third team in a heartbeat." Price explained.

See and hear more from Price in the video above.

The NCAA has approved Power Five autonomy. Now what does that mean?

By a 16-2 vote, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved Thursday the much discussed plan to provide college athletics' richest conferences - the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC - a new governance structure that will allow them to right their own rules. 

This is how the new voting model will work:


Key takeaways here: it now only takes one conference to sponsor a piece of legislation, rather than three. And, as you see above, legislation passes with 60 percent of the popular vote and a simple majority from three of the five conferences, or a 51 percent of the popular vote and a simple majority from four of the five conferences.

While what exactly the Power Five will vote is on just another step in the process, we have a good idea of what it will and will not consist of. Expect issues like cost-of-attendance scholarships, larger medical coverage, guaranteed scholarships upon returning to school, and other benefits such as greater permission to fly players' parents to and from bowl games. This is all stuff that Power Five schools have campaigned to do for a while now. What is not on the able are any rules that would have an immediate effect on the way games are played. For instance, the Power Five will not have a different targeting rule, or the ability to provide 95 scholarships. That stuff remains inside the NCAA's big tent. The NCAA has a flow chart of where this all goes from here.

The other important thing to note from today - while the Power Five has the exclusive benefit to write its own rules, they are not the only schools that can choose to play by them. When cost-of-attendance scholarships get approved, they'll be approved for all of Division I. The American has been vocal about its plans to provide any new benefit the Power Five can offer, so there's nothing stopping them from adding the estimated $2,000-$5,000 per scholarship covering cost-of-attendance when the rule gets passed if they so choose. The difference is there's nothing requiring it, either.

For those who desire more in-depth reading, I'd suggest Jon Solomon's Q&A for CBS Sports.

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