"We've got high SAT's, but the wristbands threw 'em for a loop"
Saturday at Michigan State, Brian Kelly opted to use wristbands to get the offensive plays in because a former Irish staff member was on the Spartan sideline.
Kirk Herbstreit explained during the game that it's the first time in over a decade that Kelly decided to use wristbands over hand signals on offense. The first offense play from scrimmage resulted in a penalty, and Kelly decided to call a time out as the team approached the line to run the second play.
During his post game press conference, Kelly joked about the wristbands and how difficult they were to use for a bunch of guys with high test scores.
"Offensively, we're going through some of the growing pains that I had talked about. Heck, we had wristbands this week, and the first play we couldn't even read the wristbands."
"We've got high SAT marks, but for some reason the wristband thing threw 'em for a loop." Kelly noted.
Stanford Video: Live in the moment
Good video here from Stanford showing the game day atmosphere against USC.
Before the game on Saturday, David Shaw told the team to go out there and "live in the moment, enjoy the moment, and take the moment over."
That's exactly what they did. The Cardinal went out and held USC to 26 yards on 28 carries (.9 yards per rush), and allowed only 280 yards total, while racking up over 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing themselves on their way to the 21-14 victory.
Great job by the Stanford staff putting together an impressive game plan.
Former NFL coach speaks to HS - Now off to 4-0 start
Before the season, former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams made the trip back to his old high school, Excelsior Springs (MO), to talk to a team trying to rebound off of a 2 win season.
Under head coach Andy Sims, the team is now off to a 4-0 start, including a week 3 win over former state champion, and Missouri football powerhouse, Richmond HS.
Sims, who previously served as the linebackers coach at Central Missouri (D-II), took over a program that had previously struggled to win seven games over a four year period.
Sims and his staff seemingly have the program turned around and are off to a fast 4-0 start against some quality competition.
Below are plenty of highlights from their big week 3 win over Richmond. You can tell there's a lot of excitement in Excelsior Springs.
Monday TV - MNF
Monday Night Football tonight features the Broncos taking on the Falcons.
Eastern time listed.
Denver at Atlanta - 8:30 - ESPN
Video: Buffalo State beats Wisconsin-Whitewater
Buffalo State travels to the #1 team in Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater and comes away with a thrilling victory.
Buffalo State got the ball with 1:35 to play with only one timeout and trailing 6-0. Facing a 4th and 19, they call a hook and double lateral. Then with under 10 seconds to play, facing a third and goal, they find a man open in the corner of the end zone...snapping Wisconsin-Whitewater's 46 game winning streak.
Highlights are up top and analysis below from Pat Coleman of D3Football.com.
Video: Team awards O'Brien the game ball after the win
Good post game locker room footage here following Penn State's 34-7 win over Navy.
After noting that they're on the right path, and to use this momentum heading into their week 4 match up with Temple, the team awards the game ball to Coach O'Brien before breaking things down.
Sunday TV - NFL Action
Week two of NFL action carries on tonight.
Kansas City at Buffalo - 1 - CBS
Cleveland at Cincinnati - 1 - CBS
Minnesota at Indianapolis - 1 - FOX
New Orleans at Carolina - 1 - FOX
Houston at Jacksonville - 1 - CBS
Oakland at Miami - 1 - CBS
Arizona at New England - 1 - FOX
Tampa Bay at NY Giants - 1 - FOX
Baltimore at Philadelphia - 1 - CBS
Washington at St. Louis - 4:05 - FOX
Dallas at Seattle - 4:05 - FOX
NY Jets at Pittsburgh - 4:25 - CBS
Tennessee at San Diego - 4:25 - CBS
Detroit at San Francisco - 8:20 - NBC
Saturday TV - Three match ups within the top 25
A handful of games that should be interesting tonight including Alabama and Arkansas, Michigan State and Notre Dame, and Stanford facing USC.
Eastern time listed.
California at Ohio State - 12 - ABC
Wake Forest at Florida State - 12 - ESPN
Arkansas State at Nebraska - 12 - ESPN2
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh - 12 - ESPNU
Louisiana Lafayette at Oklahoma State - 12 - Fox Sports Net
TCU at Kansas - 12 - FX
William and Mary at Towson - 12 - NBCSN
Western Michigan at Minnesota - 12 - Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Army - 12 - CBS Sports Network
Charleston Southern at Illinois - 12 - Big Ten Network
Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL) - 12 - ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Purdue - 12 - Big Ten Network
Louisiana Monroe at Auburn - 12:21 - SEC Network
Connecticut at Maryland - 12:30 - ESPN3
Presbyterian at Vanderbilt - 12:30 - ESPN3
Tennessee Tech at Oregon - 3 - Pac 12 Network
Furman at Clemson - 3 - ESPN3
Alabama at Arkansas - 3:30 - CBS
Massachusetts at Michigan - Big Ten Network
North Carolina at Louisville - 3:30 - ABC / ESPN2
Virginia at Georgia Tech - 3:30 - ESPNU
Boston College at Northwestern - 3:30 - Big Ten Network
Navy at Penn State - 3:30 - ABC / ESPN2
Margan State at Akron - 3:30 - ESPN2
Northern Iowa at Iowa - 3:30 - Big Ten Network
East Carolina at Southern Miss - 3:30 - CBS Sports Network
Miami (OH) at Boise State - 4 - NBC Sports Network
Stony Brook at Syracuse - 4 - ESPN3
Portland State at Washington - 4 - FX
Florida at Tennessee - 6 - ESPN
South Alabama at NC State - 6 - ESPN3
UAB at South Carolina - 7 - ESPN3
Western Kentucky at Kentucky - 7 - ESPNU
Arizona State at Missouri - 7 - ESPN2
North Carolina Central at Duke - 7 - ESPN3
Delaware State at Cincinnati - 7 - ESPN3
Rice at Louisiana Tech - 7 - ESPN3
Bowling Green at Toledo - 7 - ESPN3
Mississippi State at Troy - 7 - ESPN3
USC at Stanford - 7:30 - FOX
Florida Atlantic at Georgia - 7:30 - ESPN3
Idaho at LSU - 7:30 - ESPN3
Notre Dame at Michigan State - 8 - ABC
Colorado State at San Jose State - 8 - ESPN3
Ball State at Indiana - 8 - Big Ten Network
Utah State at Wisconsin - 8 - Big Ten Network
Colorado at Fresno State - 8 - CBS Sports Network
Texas at Ole Miss - 9:15 - ESPN
Brigham Young at Utah - 10 - ESPN2