UCLA's Football Friday series was released earlier today and this week they decided to spend some time with new defensive coordinator Lou Spanos.
Spanos talks about what it is like to work for a defensive minded coach, as well as how being able to face offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone during spring practices will provide a great measuring stick to where they sit defensively.
Before the hires of linebackers coach LeVar Woods and offensive line coach Brian Ferentz, head coach Kirk Ferentz was admittedly behind in the realm of social media.
Prior to the 2009 season, Kirk was adamantly against his own personal use of Twitter saying, "You never say never, but if you see me with a Twitter account, just hit me with a baseball bat. Go ahead, take a whack at me. I don’t think anyone cares if I have Wheaties or Honey Nut Cheerios. I don’t think anyone cares what I had for breakfast, what I chose this morning."
Woods is said to be the gatekeeper of the @iowafootball twitter account, and has also lent his hand in the creation of a few football websites and his own camp website and it seems that his experience with technology has helped sway Kirk Ferentz's opinion a bit.
“If you deny the importance of that, then you’re putting your head in the sand and it would really be foolish, I think it certainly is part of what we are hoping to gain and learn from as we move forward.” the head coach said.
Kirk has even given his son Brian permission to start an @KirkFerentz account...kind of.
“If he wants to do it for me, we have the same name, not fudging it too bad” Kirk added that it's just part of the world that we live in now.
Bronco Mendenhall met with the media after the third of BYU's frozen spring practices yesterday.
Mendenhall was light hearted with reporters yesterday as they were comparing their frozen field conditions with teams that they may face in the future, and Bronco was also asked about a senior who received a somewhat unexpected extra year of eligibility.
Bronco says he found out the player had a possible extra year of eligibility at the senior banquet and had to confiscate the senior gifts they had awarded, including a senior blanket, because NCAA rules.
"Probably (the) first senior blanket ever repo-ed in the history of the BYU program." he said with a smile.
New Illini quarterbacks coach / co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty is starting to settle in with his new quarterbacks and is making quite the impression with his new unit.
Returning starter Nathan Scheelhaase says that he has learned a ton in his short time under Beatty.
Another quarterback, Reilly O'Toole, says that it took Beatty a little while to open up, but he's now sharing some jokes. "Some of them aren't too funny, but you just gotta laugh to try to get on his good side" O'Toole added.
In between interviews there's some quality quarterback drill footage below.