Dino Babers' idea of program building: Coaches lift with the team

Building a program starts with a mutual building of trust between the players and the coaching staff.

There are a million different ways to do it, but new Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers, who has a 19-7 record in two seasons as the head coach at Eastern Illinois to go along with two FCS playoff appearances, has an interesting approach with his staff.

Asked what he does to get to know his players better yesterday, Babers responded by talking about his staff's open door policy in which position coaches will leave meetings (as long as it's not a full staff meeting) to be with players, and then he talked about how he has his staff lift with the players.

"The other thing that we do as a staff is that we lift with the our football players. That gives us an opportunity to be around them all the time, and plus it keeps the coaches in shape."

Excellent idea. How many other head coaches (at any level) make sure their coaches are taking every single opportunity to be around their guys like that? I love it.

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Photos: First look at Ohio State's new locker room (with waterfall)

Ohio State's campus has been pretty busy over the last few days. Earlier this week they turned on the permanent lights on top of the stadium for the first time, and they also recently put the finishing touches on their new locker room.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith tweeted a few pictures of that new locker room this morning, and the first look is quite impressive. It even has its own waterfall.

I'll update the article with more pics as they become available.

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On second look, that waterfall is actually a waterwall.

Here's how Colin Cowherd got Nick Saban to wear that ridiculous Luigi hat

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Aside from the shenanigans, Saban revealing what drove him into athletics for the first time was pretty interesting and something I did not know before. 

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