Three and Out: The history of NFL logos, Nebraska wins pic of the day, and buy these for your kids (or yourself)

Zach: The last six and a half decades of the NFL, displayed in logo form:

(HT SB Nation)

Scott: Nebraska's video coordinator Mike Nobler has a unique sense of style; but man did he get it right on day one of practice:

Doug: If you have kids, you might want to consider purchasing these...It would also be acceptable if you're still a kid at heart.

Video: Vanderbilt holds a draft for season ticket holders

File this under the more interesting ideas that programs have come up for season ticket holders. Most programs come out with season ticket highlight videos, but Vandy has always thought a bit outside of the conventional box.

From the looks of it, Vanderbilt selected season ticket holders at random for perks that include traveling to the game with the team on road trips to Kentucky, Georiga, Missouri with lodging and tickets included for the game, as well as some other prestigious honors.

Really creative idea here.

Video: Northwestern's "Coaches in Cars Getting Coffee" is back for Episode 2

On Friday, Northwestern debuted a new web series entitled "Coaches in Cars Getting Coffee". If that sounds like a direct adaptation of Jerry Seinfeld's new web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee", that's because it is.  

Episode two is, shockingly, just as simple as the pilot. It's head football coach Pat Fitzgerald and head basketball coach Chris Collins driving around Chicago and swapping stories. While the first episode centered around Chicago and its status as "the best sports city in the world", as Fitzgerald proclaimed, this time around the conversation centers on family, sports, and how they intertwine in their incredibly sports-centric lives.

This series likely plays better with the 40-plus crowd than the 17-and under crowd, but it's a great way for Northwestern to show the personality of its two most prominent employees, let out-of-towners get a glimpse of Chicago at its peak and, as the Darren Rovell's of the world say, it's a fantastic way to take care of a sponsor. 

John Madden on the youth Heads Up program: "You can't learn to be a coach in an hour and a half"

Truth be told, I am actually too young to remember John Madden as a head coach. Madden's tenure as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders spanned from 1969-1978 (nearly eight years before I was born), but his brutal honesty during an NFL Total Access round table discussion on the Heads Up Football program with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, moderator Mellissa Stark, Michael Irvin and Chris Golic (the wife of Mike and a member of Heads Up football) makes me wish I was born decades earlier.

You can watch the full round table discussion here, but to sum things up, after Godell, Irvin, Stark, and Golic all praise the efforts of the Heads Up program (an organization aimed at making football safer) being adopted by youth football leagues and high schools around the country (750 are currently signed up) Madden drops the hammer.

"How long does it take to get certified?" Madden asks the panel, to which Roger Goodell reluctantly answers, "An hour and a half."

Then Madden makes his point in defense of all the quality coaches out there.

"With all due respect to the program, I don't believe in it." Madden explained. "I respect coaches, I respect what good coaches do. I know that you don’t learn to be a coach in an hour and a half.”

Then he takes it further, noting that (in his opinion) there's no reason six and seven year old kids should be tackling anyways.

“I’m a firm believer that there’s no way that a six-year-old should have a helmet on and learn a tackling drill. There’s no way. Or a seven-year-old or an eight-year-old. They’re not ready for it. Take the helmets off kids."

"They can play flag football. And with flag football you can get all the techniques. Why do we have to start with a six-year-old who was just potty trained a year ago and put a helmet on him and tackle...we’ll eventually get to tackling.”

As someone that grew up with a football helmet on (nearly permanently) at age six and seven, I can't say that I fully buy what John Madden is selling, but he does bring up some interesting points that should perk some ears of a lot of guys in our profession.

Watch the full discussion here.

Florida State is the latest school to offer loss-of-value insurance. Could your school be next?

It started with North Carolina basketball player James Michael McAdoo, and then spread to the football programs at Texas A&M, Wisconsin and now Florida State. And, if you want to be in the market for top talent on the recruiting trail, it could soon come to a program near you.

The Seminoles have become the latest in a growing trend of schools to purchase loss of value insurance for star players, this time for reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Whereas Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi's policy was a straight loss-of-value insurance, Winston's policy is split between loss-of-value, covering him in case of a slip down the draft board, and permanent disability policy, should he lose the ability to play football altogether. Wisconsin did the same with prized running back Melvin Gordon, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

ESPN's Darren Rovell has placed the value of the policy at $10 million.

According to Tomahawk Nation, Florida State will pay a premium between $55,000 and $60,000 to secure the policy.

The money, like with Texas A&M and others like it across the country, comes from Florida State's Student Assistance Fund. The NCAA describes the Student Assistance Fund as such: "shall be used to assist student-athletes in meeting financial needs that arise in conjunction with participation in intercollegiate athletics, enrollment in an academic curriculum or that recognize academic achievement."

Typically, this fund has been used to cover unexpected costs student-athletes may incur, such as a trip home for a funeral, or to purchase business attire to attend media days.

The Student Assistance Fund is a limited pool, and responsibility lies with the conferences to administer the funds and interpret how they may be dispersed. For instance, Ogbuehi's nearly $60,000 premium accounts for nearly 20 percent of the $350,000 SEC schools received last year.

Florida State is just the latest of what is sure to be a growing list of schools offering this perk. What began as a tool to recruit players already enrolled to remain in school could quickly become a carrot offered to high school players during the original recruiting process. As with anything else in recruiting, once one school does it, many others will feel they'll need to hop aboard or get left behind. With such a limited fund - that must be shared with the entire athletics department, mind you - it will be up to coaches to manage it. 

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