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Monday night TV schedule

Monday Night football rolls out tonight.

All times are eastern.

NFL:

Green Bay at San Diego - ESPN - 8

College:

No games.

High School:

No games.

Fickell: Titles are secondary

After practice on Tuesday, linebackers coach / defensive coordinator Luke Fickell was scheduled to meet with the media for the only time during preseason camp.

Fickell noticed that the media was still busy asking offensive coordinator Tom Herman questions, so he attempted to slip past everyone unnoticed. Definitely a change of pace from his post practice routine a season ago as the interim head coach.

Being able to see things from a head coaches perspective last season, Fickell feels that he is now in a better position to appreciate being able to focus his energy on his assistant coaching duties.

It’s getting back into the things you love to do. Where’s your focus? You can switch sides of the ball, switch positions, and you always have to focus yourself back to what you’re doing."

“If you worry about too many things outside of what you have control over, it’s very difficult. So whatever your job is, that’s what your focus is. The ability to stay on task and do that is the key. That’s maybe what I learned the most.”

For Fickell, it's all about being around the players that he has helped bring into the program and teaching them through football. Titles are secondary.

"You have to find what's exciting and what you have a passion for. Coaching, this is what I love, yes. It doesn't matter if you're coaching or you're helping out academics, you're a strength coach or the head coach or you're an assistant coach, helping these young people has to be one of your passions."

The First Social Media Command Center in College Athletics

You're gonna want to watch the video to see what Oregon has created. 

We introduce you to the Quack Cave!

The truth is we all monitor social media in our own ways, Oregon just took the plunge and built a command center which can be manned at all relevant times.  Bold move Oregon, we like it!

Holgo's new contract

As we noted on The Scoop earlier today, Dana Holgorsen has signed a new contract that will take him through the 2017 season, with a starting salary of $2.3 million per.

By the end of the agreement in 2017, Holgo will make $2.9 million annually. A flat buyout is listed within the wording of the contract at $2 million. 

The entire contract can be read, word for word, here.

Other notable areas of the contract include:

- An annual retention bonus of $75,000 every December 8 that he remains the Mountaineers head coach. Also included are retention bonuses of $50,000 (March 1, 2013), and $300,000

- Two cars, a golf club membership and four guests on a charter flight to any road game are also included.

- The pool of money for his assistant coaches will begin at 2.6 million and increase at least 3% every year. If the Mountaineers make a bowl game, that pool will increase by no less than 5%.

-The list of annual performance based incentives can total no more than $600,000.



Great article on Urban Meyer

Anytime that Wright Thompson publishes an article for ESPN or ESPN The Magazine, get comfortable, grab a chair and dig in.

Earlier today, Thompson released an article that talks about Urban Meyer the man, as well as the coach. Interestingly enough, the article includes some of the books that make up Meyer's library and the impact that they impacted his coaching style.

Overall, Thompson provides some great insight into what drives Meyer, what makes him tick, and plenty of stories behind the media headlines of the past few years.

We could try to summarize it; but that truly wouldn't be justice for this one. When you have a few minutes, take a look for yourself.

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