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Stanford coaches reflect on losing an assistant

In the end of November of last year, Stanford defensive assistant Chester McGlockton passed away unexpectedly.

Towards the end of this weeks episode of "How we do it" Stanford's David Shaw, Pep Hamilton and a few defensive linemen talk about the lessons that they learned from McGlockton.

From the stories about his infectious energy directed toward Shaw and the quarterbacks during team, to the subtle comments that he would make on the sideline to Pep Hamilton on game day to keep him focused, you can tell that Coach McGlockton touched many lives and is missed greatly out at The Farm.

 

Baylor's defensive staff visited the Steelers to learn the 3-4

Seeing the spread nearly every week in Big 12 play, Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett wanted to get more speed on the field to compliment his 4-2-5 scheme.

In the off season, Bennett went up to Pittsburgh to visit their defensive staff and learn some more about the 3-4 before deciding to install pieces of it for the Bears this season.

"After last season, I looked at ways we could get faster."

"It won’t be our base defense, it’s supplemental, but as much as we see spread offenses, it’s a nice versatile thing to do. We’ve been working with it since last spring, and I thought it was very effective.”

It's first game in, the wrinkle looked beneficial, holding a typically high scoring SMU offense to only 10 points through the first three quarters (and being up 45-10 after) , and forcing two interceptions and a fumble by the end of the game.

Arkansas State's new facilities

Plans have been finished for Arkansas State's new facility to house their indoor practice field, training rooms, meeting rooms and weight room. Take a look at the fly-by tour above.

Gus Malzahn believes that the new facilities will help keep players in state.

“We’re recruiting against teams like Oklahoma State. We’re recruiting against Ole Miss, Missouri, Louisiana Tech. We’re trying to keep our players in the state of Arkansas here at home."

"The Razorbacks are going to recruit four or five [in-state players] a year and every now and then we’ll beat them. It’s the ones that have been going out of state to those type of schools, those are who we are recruiting against.”

Groundbreaking will take place on October 1, with the completion date set for July of 2014.

Les did a trailer for the UW game

"They call it Death Valley - Where opponents' dreams come to die!"

Thank you Les, thank you.

Golden's message to the Hurricanes: Lay your brick

Every day the construction crew shows up at 7am in Coral Gables to work on the Schwartz Center, and Al Golden can hear them putting in work to get the new Schwartz Center done.

Seeing the building go up, literally brick by brick, Golden decided to use that as a metaphor to motivate the team, as outlined in the latest episode of "Raising Canes".

"You don't set out to make the biggest, baddest, and largest wall. You set out to lay one brick, as purposefuly as you can lay that brick every day. Soon, you have a wall." Golden told the team in his pregame message before playing Boston College.

"That's the essence of what we're trying to teach. Just lay your brick, don't worry about building a wall."

"You just focus on executing play after play, day after day, and ultimately you'll have a strong foundation that won't crack because you did it the right way and you trusted the process."

During the Boston College game, when the Hurricanes got off to a slow start down 14-0 after 16 plays, you hear players echo that same message as they look back and you can tell that Golden and his staff have done a great job of using that message to motivate players on staying focused on their job.

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