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Rich Rod: Stay humble and stay hungry

Good footage here of Rich Rod addressing the team before and after their big win over Oklahoma State.

Rodriguez reminds the players after the game to "stay humble, and stay hungry", and of the 24 hours rule, where they have one day to celebrate the win before they move on to prepare for their next opponent, South Carolina State.

Tuesday TV - No games

No games tonight or tomorrow, but we'll have a few games from the NFL and college level come Thursday.

Eastern time listed.

NFL:

No games

College:

No games

High School:

No games

Bielema and Markuson explain

This morning we learned that Mike Markuson had been fired Sunday afternoon by Bret Bielema. Today, we had the opportunity to hear from both of them about what transpired.

Bielema, speaking at a press conference, had the following to say:

Speaking of how he has never liked how most head coaches wait until the end of the season to make a change, Bielema said, "Decisions traditionally are made at the end of the year, and it always drove me nuts. My first experience in coaching where there were some guys that really weren't where we needed to be as a staff. And it hurt everybody overall. So I always kind of said to myself, as I got older, grew into the profession, if I was ever in a position that I knew transition be needed to be made, I wasn't going to be the one that waited until it was comfortable, I was going to make the decision when it needed to be made. Panic is for the outside world. Reality is what I live in. As the head coach I'm the one responsible for everybody, every player, every coach, every family, support staff, and just felt that as head coach I've got to make some decisions once in a while that aren't going to be popular, and from the outside world looking in may not make the most sense."

Markuson, speaking on SiriusXM radio (hear the full audio at this link), was clearly frustrated (as any competitive person would be). In the interview, Markuson first vented about the lack of a passing game; but went on to explain what happened. Markuson said Bielema called him into his office yesterday afternoon after their staff meeting and explained that he was letting him go. "It was a surprise to me; but in this business you gotta anticipate anything....coaches get hired and fired it's just getting fired after two games..."

Bart Miller who will now coach the offensive line played ball under former Wisconsin offensive line coach Bob Bostad at New Mexico and is very familiar with Bostad's system and terminology. Several coaches reached out to us today to tell us that Miller is a great young coach and a great guy. 

Video: 10 years of FIU football

It's hard to believe that over a decade ago ago when talking about football in the state of Florida, Florida International wasn't even mentioned because they had yet to start a program.

Now, ten years later, the program is coming off back to back bowl appearances and 15 wins over the past two seasons.

Take a look back at the history of the program from its beginning, to the hiring of Mario Cristobal and the changes that they made to get them to where they are today in this well done video honoring their short and storied tradition.

Todd Berry on 4th & 10 call: "We drew that one up in the dirt"

It's 4th & 10 with 55 seconds to play. Louisiana Monroe calls timeout to come up with the play of their season...and according to Todd Berry, "We drew that one up in the dirt."

Berry explained that Arkansas presented a different defense than they were expecting in the second half so for that critical call Berry said they used the timeout to get the right routes called. 

See the play at the 1 minute mark in the video below. 

Hear Berry explain it in this video. 

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