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Is Steve Spurrier giving trolling lessons to the University of Iowa's Police Department?

The only explanation I can come up with for this hilarious troll job is that Steve Spurrier (the king troller among college football coaches) is holding "Trolling 101" classes somewhere, and whoever runs the University of Iowa Police Department's official Twitter account is one of the top students in the Old Ball Coach's class.

This is some expert trolling, coming from where you least expect it.

The two in-state rivals face off this weekend at 3:30 EST on ESPN.


David Cutcliffe's insight into mentoring players should be shared with your staff

The list of players that David Cutcliffe has mentored during his coaching career is long and filled with both high profile guys (Peyton Manning) as well of guys that have long been forgotten about by the fan base. That's what happens when your coaching career began back in the late 1970's.

As most coaches that have been in the game for decades, Cutcliffe has a formula for mentoring players and he shared it with ACC Gridiron Live.

"Don't measure yourself in wins and losses," he starts off saying. "What's really important is the mentor that you can become, and the relationships you build, and if they're lasting, you're doing things right."

"Tell them the truth on the front end, tell them the truth when you're recruiting them. Treat them fairly, treat them tough, but tell them the truth. If you do those things as a football coach, as a mentor, then those relationships will be lifetime, meaningful relationships."

That's a great message to share with your staff, and furthermore, your athletic department as a whole.

Mike Leach wants officials to be a part of post-game press conferences. Does he have a point?

USC and athletic director Pat Haden made national headlines over the weekend for a reaction to an on the field call that everyone has now seen play out. When asked about the Haden situation yesterday, Mike Leach shared an interesting suggestion to make sure that in-game officials are held responsible for their calls during a game.

“Rather than coaches and athletic directors being asked about officiating, I think what needs to happen is, after the game, at the press conference, there has to be a representative from the officials answering those questions." Leach told Sirius XM College Sports Nation yesterday.

“Right now, the officials aren’t accountable for any of that stuff. They’ll make some screwy call right, wrong or indifferent, and there’s a coach sitting there...and everybody’s asking him. It’s a total ambush waiting to happen, because we’re not allowed to comment on it. If you do, you get fined."

“It directly affects the success or failure of your team, whether it’s a good call or a bad call. All of a sudden, you’re sitting there, and those questions should be directed to the referee, rather than you or the athletic director. What I think should happen is that when you have a press conference, as they come off the field, the referee should have to answer any quick questions the media have on the calls they made and why this was made and how this was made, so coaches and athletic directors aren’t left with that. So at least there will be an explanation you see. I think that needs to happen. I think that’s long overdue.”

Like many of Leach's rants, he has a great point here. Having officials answer a few quick questions after the game makes a lot more sense than asking coaches, who aren't allowed to answer honestly for fear of criticizing the officials and being fined.

However, the chances of it actually happening are slim.

Video of the Day - X's and O's with Paul Johnson

Special teams coaches, your attention please

Go ahead and have this running when your group meets tomorrow. No need to say anything. They will understand.

Update> I have been advised this was on an interception return; but same principles apply. Block, don't wave.

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