Tom Herman is entering the first season as the offensive coordinator for the Buckeyes, but says that he feels the same amount of pressure now as they head into week one as he did as a young assistant coach at the D-III level.
"I don’t feel any more pressure than I did when I was a wide receivers coach at 23 years old at Texas Lutheran University, a Division III school, making $5,000 a year.”
"I think the most pressure we feel as coaches comes from inside, and the ones who let the internal pressures get to them are probably staying up real late at night, and the ones who can handle their own internal pressure and make sure the product on the field is as good as it can possibly be every Saturday, then can rest easy at night.”
Herman admits to feeling pressure, but that type of pressure comes from expecting the best product from himself.
“I had a lot of internal pressure,” Herman said in reflection. “I still do to this day. Whether it’s a group of Division III wide receivers taking the field or an entire offense for the Ohio State University, you feel like your name is on that. Whatever the case may be, you want that product to be good.”
In a much anticipated move, Oregon unveiled their latest uniform addition earlier today.
Eleven different materials are used in the jerseys and pants, with 16 different materials total used for adapt to the specific needs of the players during game day.
The feathers on the shoulder pads are similar to the ones that they wore in the Rose Bowl last season, and a new material, called "Chain Maille Mesh" was incorporated into the uniform to make it the "lightest and fastest uniform ever made."
"Nike has always done a tremendous job of integrating the input they have gathered from our players with a cutting-edge technology that maximizes their performance on the field. Every year I ask how they possibly can surpass their previous innovations and every year they deliver. Once again, Nike has set the standard in revolutionary uniform design."