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Avoid confusion on the sidelines

It's the first half and your defense is getting owned. Guys are out of position, not staying true to their assignments reacting incorrectly to new formations, etc...

Do you grab the board and try to make all of the adjustments on the fly on the sideline?

Well, if you are Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison you don't.  Mattison's guys were getting punched in the mouth Saturday at Northwestern. In the first half, Northwestern put up 24 points on nearly 300 yards. Michigan's defense had not forced a single turnover. 

At halftime Mattison quickly went to the board, diagnosed the problems and began outlining the corrections that needed to be made. The defensive staff then broke into position groups and coached'em up.

Mattison said the reason he likes to wait until the intermission to make adjustments like these is because it avoids confusion on the field, especially on the road.

The result. 0 points in the second half. A 42-24 win for Michigan. Nice work. 

 

 

No TV Wednesday; but it's coming

No live action tonight; but keep breathing, it's coming.  Tomorrow night we get USC at Cal and in two short weeks we'll have Wednesday night football from the Big East. 

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Dooley: The magic pill doesn't exist

Video below of Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley after practice Tuesday. 

The first 1:35 seconds is worth your time (and truthfully, the rest ain't bad either).  

His comments in response to a question about how the new running backs look is great..."It's a daily grind, we get better and we get better and we get better. Everybody wants the quick fix, the magic pill that's going to make everything great. It doesn't exist. It doesn't exist in life, it doesn't exist when you want to lose weight, you got to work and that's it."

 

Luke Fickell now very confident at the mic

At today's presser, Ohio State head coach Luke Fickell appeared very relaxed and confident. 

Ohio State isn't playing as well as they'd like; but considering the extremely challenging circumstances, we feel Fickell is doing a pretty good job. 

If you know Fick, jump forward in this video to the 1:45 mark and listen to the [ridiculous] question from a reporter and then enjoy his response. Classic.

 

Spurrier shuts down a reporter

1pm Update> South Carolina has just released that they have dismissed quarterback Stephen Garcia from the team.

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Coaches, this video is worth 2 minutes of your time.

Steve Spurrier "disassociating" himself from a local reporter.  "I don't have to talk while he's in the room and I don't have to talk to him. It's my right."

Spurrier says that this is only the 2nd time he's had to do this in 26 years and he's doing it because Spurrier says the guy is not truthful about the program.

  

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