Sark: An interview like no other
Michael King of King5.com sat down with Coach Sarkisian in an interview you've got to see for yourself.
Sark is asked about everything ranging from the origin of his last name, to what he'd be doing if he weren't coaching, the best advice he got from Pete Carroll, and even his favorite Disney Princess.
Yes, you read that last one right.
Plenty more in the video, as well as Sark's serious side talking about the impact that cancer has had on him and his family.
Video tour: Nice D-III facilties
Owings Mills, Maryland is home to Stevenson University and a football program entering their second season fielding a team.
In their first home contest, Stevenson won a 46-43 double overtime thriller, and finished the season 2-8 while fielding a roster of all freshman.
The future looks bright for head coach Ed Hottle and the program, which has some of the nicer small college facilities in the region. The locker room takes up 4,500 square feet and includes 126 lockers, including some handed down directly from the Baltimore Ravens facility. The weight room is also located within the stadium on the third floor and measures 6,500 square feet complete with 12 power racks. The stadium itself also has 444 club level seats reserved for season ticket holders, which in itself is uncommon amongst D-III schools
The top two floors house the Presidents box and press box, both of which are very impressive.
Raising Canes: In the film room
Jimmy Johnson returned to Coral Gables to address the team on the day before their spring game in the latest installment of "Raising Canes".
Johnson's message to the team was how conditioning and competitiveness impacts your production as a player. Those two areas were major improvements over what Johnson had observed during his visits last season.
After the spring game, the cameras go inside the film room to get Golden reviewing film with the team and pointing out some guys on specific plays that did a heck of a job.
"You hear it all the time, especially in this generation. 'I want to make plays, I want to be a play maker'. We always say to the kids, 'earn the right', it's no different than when we say 'Deserve Victory', nobody is guaranteed victory, but you can deserve victory, it's the same thing with being a play maker." Golden then goes on to further explain what being a playmaker means to him and his staff.
Plenty more great content from Golden, and the Hurricanes below.
Mic'd up at Mizzou
Alex Grinch joined Missouri's staff back in December after spending three seasons at Wyoming coaching the secondary. This spring was Grinche's first working with the safeties, and marks his second tour of duty at Mizzou after working as a grad assistant from 2002-2004.
The clip below has Grinch coaching his guys up on their technique and a few of the players weigh in on what it's like to play under him.
GA of the Day - Jon Bills (Western Kentucky)
A few months ago, Jon Bills was working for the Mets. Yes, the New York Mets. Now he's the offensive grad assistant at Western Kentucky. How's that happen? First, you have a passion to coach. Second, you rely upon your work ethic and relationships you have built over years to help you get your foot in the door. Third, as we all know, it takes some "good timing" (sometimes referred to as "good luck").
Watch Coach Bills to you his story and hear which coaches he credits with helping mold him.
Video tour of Mississippi State's new facility
Construction is well under way (but as you will see, there is still a long way to go) at Mississippi State on a new football facility that will house a team dining area, the hall of fame, state of the art weight room for the football and baseball teams, and the coaches offices, where each coach will have a view of the practice field.
Director of football operations Jon Clark leads the tour of the facilities and helps to paint a good picture of how things will look when the dust settles.
Video: Rumble in the Jungle
Well produced video here out of South Alabama showcasing their "Rumble in the Jungle" lifting event.
The event was nothing short of first class and, as you'll see, the players were definitely the center of attention.
You'll want to pay attention towards the end of the clip as one player goes for a school record squat of 730 pounds.
D-II strength program making impressive gains
The strength program and staff up at Division II Western State College of Colorado has paved the way for some impressive gains this off season.
In all, 9 new players reached the 300 pound mark in cleans, and 21 new faces joined the 400 pound squat club. Perhaps even more impressively, the players set a total of 184 new personal records.
The two videos below show the hard work these guys have been putting in this off-season that have led to their progress. There are no short cuts being taken in Colorado!