Inside Scoop: First job, do you go D-II or D1 GA?
Here's an interesting question for you...you're looking to get into coaching and you have offers to coach at the D-II level or to serve as a grad assistant for an FBS program...which route is best for you?
The answer to that one is specific to you and your career goals; but in the video above, CSU Pueblo offensive line coach / run game coordinator Chris Symington gives you some good perspective. Symington has coached at the division one level; but also has a bunch of other experience including coaching at a historically black college and now at the division II level at CSU Pueblo. Listen to what he has to say about the merits of both.
Pretty cool motivational video
Take a look at the motivational video above created by the staff at Northwest Missouri State.
The motivational aspect is very good; but also take a look at some of the techniques being used. Very interesting.
Inside Scoop: John Wristen - DII Staff Composition...
CSU Pueblo head coach John Wristen goes into detail with us about the composition of his staff and why he feels it's best for him to coach the special teams.
Wristen also spends a few minutes explaining the details of how to allot scholarships at the D-II level and touches on how they are teaching the playbook these days.
Grad Assistants of the Day - Kentucky
If these two guys are representative of the future of the profession, we think we're in good hands.
Meet Kentucky's grad assistants, Tyler Sargent (offense) and Kyle Krantz (defense). These guys are smart, hard-working and are in it for the right reasons.
We'll bring you insight into a number of excellent young grad assistants throughout the week. Want to recommend a GA for us to speak with, let us know via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @FootballScoop.
Inside Scoop: Jesse Minter - Indiana State
Indiana State defensive coordinator Jesse Minter confirms to us all of the great things that we have been hearing about the turnaround that Trent Miles and his staff has overseen at Indiana State over the past few seasons.
Listen to what Minter has to say about working with his dad a few years back and now how young their defensive staff is. Impressive group. They were one win away from the FCS playoffs this past season. Hopefully this is the year that the Sycamores get back in.
You can follow Coach Minter on Twitter @Coach_Minter
Nebraska is using iPads at practice to film & teach
Pretty innovative here. Watch the video and you'll see for yourself how Nebraska is using iPads to film practice field level...which the coaches and players can then watch immediately to review and improve.
Also have to share some love with Nebraska's video staff for tweeting this video to FootballScoop and CNBC's Sports Business reporter Darren Rovell. That's the world we live in today guys. Embrace it.
Inside Scoop: E.K. Franks
Southeastern Louisiana running backs / associate head coach E.K. Franks tells us how their staff spends a "regular" week in season.
Franks goes into significant detail about how they spend each day and he also shared some insight into why he chose to go up to Wisconsin with Bret Bielema earlier in his career.
Officials to wear wireless headsets during games?
We just saw this article from Jon Solomon of The Birmingham News and honestly found it pretty interesting.
Apparently both the SEC and the Big Ten tested a system this Spring in which officials would wear wireless communication devices during games. Plenty has to get worked; but logically a back judge 50 yards down the field calls interference, he could then simply tell the referee the call from back there rather than the two of them having to jog to each other to discuss first. Seems logical enough.
Solomon notes that this system has been used for years in European Soccer leagues very successfully.
Best part of the article is that Les Miles allowed the system to be used at LSU's Spring game; but only under one condition...that he be allowed to listen in (which he did). Gotta love Les!
Full article can be read here. Very interesting.