Tons of "excitement" surrounding Arkansas State
Great video here from the "Red Wolves Revival" series talking about the history of Arkansas State football, and the excitement surrounding the football program and community after Gus Malzahn was named head coach.
Everyone from University President Dr. Charles Welch to Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe weigh in during the clip, as well as a handful of assistant coaches.
As President Welch puts it, "The day that we announced Coach Malzahn as the head coach, we talked about that next level, we talked about the level of excitement, we talked about him being a big hire...but I wouldn't be telling the truth if I said that I expected it to be like this."
Mountain West will not accept Idaho or NMSU
Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson stated today, "We've informed them [Idaho and New Mexico State] that they will not be members of the Mountain West. Go onto Plan B, what ever Plan B may be."
Idaho and New Mexico State are the two WAC teams still without a home.
Given that both the Sun Belt and Conference USA have both said no as well, it appears that the only option for these guys if they want to remain in FBS is to go Independent. Less than an ideal situation for these guys.
Alabama A&M strength video is a must watch
If you're a fan of the SWAC (and honestly, who isn't), you will most definitely enjoy this video.
The first 40 seconds are fairly tame featuring head strength coach James Hester speaking about the workouts he presents for his players; but then...
Quality high school summer conditioning video
Pope John Paul II High School in Hyannis, MA played varsity football for the first time last year. Had an excellent first season and are looking to build upon that heading into this year.
The players put in huge effort this Summer working towards their goals. The video below shows their grind and their effort...and their motivation.
Well produced video. Good job guys!
Another great looking new helmet
Keith Allen, head coach at D-II Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO is considered a visionary in this profession by many who know him.
We heard that SBU plans to unveil the helmet shown above this season. Another smart move by Allen.
Toledo's new helmet is pretty sweet
Saw this pic this morning on twitter...and we like it.
Michigan to wear new "alternate" unis for opener vs. Alabama
Michigan announced last night plans to wear the "alternate" uniforms shown above for their season opener vs. Alabama.
In their announcement the University said that these will be a one time deal with the program wearing their traditional road and home uniforms for all other games this season.
First take here...pretty good look created by Adidas.
Terry Bowden: We're planning every minute
Terry Bowden is attending his first MAC Media Day and says that the staff is working on the plans for the rest of the year.
Bowden said, "We'll have staff meetings the rest of this week to go over plans for every minute of every day of every week of every month of the next year."