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Richt went to jail to spend time with a recruit

We read the headline from the Atlanta Journal Constitution and said, nah, this is going to be some ridiculous story...but it wasn't half bad so here goes...

Richt and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo were in Valdosta, GA last night to visit the #1 recruit in Georgia.  Long story filled with details, but here's our summary:

Richt and Bobo met with the recruit and his family over dinner at their church. While there, the recruit's grandfather (and legal guardian) received a business call (he owns a Bail Bondsman's service). Three people needed to bond out of jail. The grandfather sent his daughter and the recruit (who are both bail bond agents) to jail to complete to paperwork to get the three out. 

Richt chose to stay at the church and would wait to visit further with the recruit until he returned from doing his job.

Unfortunately, the grandfather got a call that his daughter had left her ID at the church and needed him to bring it to her at the jail. Richt, and Bobo, wound up riding to the jail with the family to bring the ID. 

Richt and the recruit talked while at the jail and the two returned to the church before Richt left for the night. 

Can you imagine the conversation between Richt and Bobo on the car ride home?




How to win the 4th quarter

Cincinnati outscored opponents in the 4th quarter this season 102 - 66. Ask any Bearcat, and they'll tell you it starts in the weight room.

Take a look at the video below for a sneak peek inside of the system that head strength coach Dave Lawson and the rest of the staff utilize to keep the Bearcats strong as the game wears on. 




Loyalty rewarded

Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones and athletic director Whit Babcock sat down with the media to discuss Butch's contract extension yesterday.

Babcock cited Jones' commitment to building "something special" at Cinci as a large reason for the extension. Babcock went on to say that he has never been around a program where players play so hard, from the opening kickoff to the end of the game like they do for Butch.

The contract extension will run through 2017 and will bring his salary to $2.05 million at that time. He will also be eligible for bonuses of about $300,000 per year if he stays, according to ESPN.




Video: Advice from Urban

Gerry DiNardo of the Big Ten Network sat down with Urban Meyer recently.

Urban talks about everything from the best advice he ever got as a coach (which came from Bob Davie) to the time with the ESPN family.

Urban wraps up the video with some advice to young coaches out there.  




Joe Pa's legacy in statistics

ESPN's Stats and Information department did a great reflection over the weekend on Paterno's statistical legacy that he leaves behind. Take a look at our recap of the original article below.

- 409 wins rank second amongst all divisions. Only John Gagliardi of St. Johns (D-III - MN) has more wins (484).

- Paterno averaged almost 9 wins per season (8.9).

- Made 37 bowl appearances, winning 24 of those contests.

- Only six teams have more than 24 bowl wins in their school history.

- Paterno defeated 80 different teams during his tenure.

- Joe Pa coached a total of 548 games in his career.

- His coaching career spanned an impressive 12 Presidential administrations.

- Coached in over one third of the games in Nittany Lion football history.




Sunday TV

NFL action on tonight. 

All times are eastern. 

NFL:

Baltimore at New England - 3 - CBS

New York Giants at San Francisco - 6:30 - FOX

College:

No games. 

High School:

No games. 




Saturday TV

Football is back on TV today with two all star games, and tomorrow we'll see who's headed to the Super Bowl.

All times are eastern.

NFL:

No games.

College:

No games.

High School:

East vs. West All Star game - 4 - NFL Network

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl - 6 - NBCSN




Uncharted territory exciting for Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh has the 49ers sitting at 14-3 and one game away from the Super Bowl, and much of that can be attributed to the energy he's approached the situation with.

Back when the Niners opened up camp in August Harbaugh told the New York Times "I didn't want to be in any comfort zone, I didn't want to be in any kind of guaranteed situation. The fact that it was uncharted waters, try to figure out ways to do things, gave me energy."

"... I just like being the guy who throws rocks at the beehive every now and then."

Harbaugh and the Niners will take on the Giants Sunday night at 6:30 on FOX.