Jim Parady is entering his 21st season as the head coach at Marist College (FCS - NY) and currently has the Red Foxes sitting at 2-3, and 1-1 in conference play. Parady has seen his share of success with the Marist program, helping guide the Red Foxes to over 100 wins under his watch.
Going into their homecoming game with Davidson, Marist had lost two straight games by a combined total of 3 points. After wrapping up a 34-21 win over Davidson, Parady and the staff put together this highlight video to help keep the team focused and get them back on track moving forward.
When James Franklin looks at the Missouri program he sees Gary Pinkel and a staff that have put together a consistent winner the right way.
"I have a great respect for him and his staff and what they've been able to do over the long term, really build it the right way. You don’t really see a spike one or two years. They've built it the right way and able to be really consistent."
"Coach Pinkel runs a real program. It's not, 'Let me go hire a coordinator and run one offense,' and then he leaves and you go hire a new coordinator and he runs a new offense. It's the same thing on defense. There's a lot of similarities. Obviously everybody tweaks things every year and you evolve over time."
Franklin went on to explain how staff continuity and running the same schemes on offense, defense and special teams year after year helps when your recruiting to build a consistent program, and the Missouri program illustrates that.
"I would say if you look at his team from the first couple of years until now, there's a lot of similarities in how they play, what they emphasize, their schemes and their mentalities. That's what you see whenever you see a real program."
"The better teams don’t have a lot of turnover on their staff. They run systems that they recruit for year in and year out. So you have a chance to be consistent. You change your scheme, you change your recruiting philosophy, it makes it really difficult to build for the long term and have the kind of consistency that they've had."
Gundy flat out told reporters, "I think he fumbled." Come to find out, it looks like he was right.
The Big 12 came out today and formally apologized for the botched call.
According to the Oklahoman, the head of Big 12 officials called Gundy to "apologize profusely" for the touchdown that ended up deciding the game Saturday. Further review revealed that the Longhorns touchdown on 2nd and 2 was, in fact, fumbled before the ball crossed the goal line.
An Oklahoma State player ended up coming up with the ball in the end zone, but the touchdown was reviewed by the booth and later confirmed on the field.
Take a quick look at the play in question below.
Charlie Strong on leaving for Arkansas job, "I'm just not cut like that"
Published: Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:34
Jim Rome had Louisville head coach Charlie Strong on his show today. To Rome's credit the conversation turned towards the possibility of Strong being contacted about the Arkansas opening after the season.
Here's a quick summary of the relevant comments:
Rome: Your name has come up with regards to the Arkansas job. You're an Arkansas native...I know you'll tell me you're great where you are and you're only thinking about Louisville; but given your background, if that phone rings do you owe it to yourself to at least pick it up?
Strong: Jim, I always say this. The athletic director and president here gave me my first opportunity. I know a lot of times your name comes up with these different jobs, but when someone reaches out to you I owe it to them [Louisville] to uphold what we've been talking about. The phone call may never come. ... When I got this job my name wasn't even in the mix for the Louisville job. I am fine where I'm at. I've got a lot of backing here and my family loves it here. I'm pretty comfortable where I'm at.
Rome: When you say to me these are the people that gave me the opportunity, that means something to you, right?
Strong: Oh it does. A lot of times we think the grass is greener on the other side, but you don't just walk away when you are building a program. Then I look at the players I recruited here. I told them to come here for me and for this university and then all of the sudden I got a shot to go somewhere else and I walk away from them? I'm just not cut like that."