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Joker Phillips: What I learned from watching Oprah

Joker Phillips was asked yesterday about being on "hot seat" by the Courier-Journal and had some interesting insight as he enters his third season at Kentucky.

Phillips said that while watching an episode of Oprah interviewing 50 Cent, the rapper offered some interesting advice that struck a chord with Joker.

"50 Cent said you either worry or pray, but you don’t do both. And I don’t worry."

"The thing I’ve got to do is prepare myself mentally and prepare this football team mentally for the long haul. I know what we got into when we signed up for this. This is big-boy football, and we’ve had success in big-boy football, and we’ll continue to have success in big-boy football."

Phillips was also asked about the decline in season ticket sales for the second straight season, to which he explained that he has received a number of emails from former season ticket holders explaining that it is due to tough financial times, not a lack of support.

"I can pull up numerous emails of people that can’t renew because of financial reasons. They say, 'Hey, Coach, it’s not because we don’t support you. We still support you guys.' There are numerous, numerous emails like that. And I get that. It’s just the world we’re in. It’s a tough world out there, and sometimes you have to put your priorities in order, and sometimes a football game is not a priority."

HS Video: "There's no heroes, all bad guys"

One of the better high school videos of the year here from Concord high school's (CA) end of the year banquet.

Some really good content below from head coach Brian Hamilton, and strength and conditioning coach John Koven on their unique season and how they approach the game.

As Coach Hamilton opens up with, "So you want the story of this season? It's a tough story to tell 'cause there's no heroes, all a bunch of bad guys. Our defense is full of BAD guys, bad dudes that play downhill and a thousand miles an hour..."

Plenty more below. You'll want to see all of this one. 

Video: Are you ready for Texas Tech football?

A really nice and well done season ticket promo video here from Texas Tech.

Some good locker room footage (both pre and post game), and 2011 season highlights to get everyone pumped up for kickoff Lubbock.

Bill Snyder's building blocks: #5 - Be Tough

Another great installment from Kansas State and Bill Snyder's building blocks for a program.

This one highlights #5 - "Be Tough" and (as always) has some great examples of it in action on game day.

Northwestern planning lakefront facility

PurpleWildcats.com is reporting that Northwestern is planning to put $300 million into a new multi-sport athletic and recreational facility in order to make some much needed upgrades to their current facilities.

The new facility would house the football offices for Pat Fitzgerald and his staff, as well as a new turf practice field. 

The new facility, which is currently pending approval from the boards of trustees, would be built on the shore of Lake Michigan and (as long as everything falls in line) should be completed by the fall of 2014, with original groundbreaking coming this fall. 

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