Sometimes the simplest things send the most powerful message
When it comes to dominating in the playoffs, Grand Valley State University has one of the most impressive Division II resumes in the country since 2000. That streak includes four national titles, which included back to back titles and undefeated seasons in 2005 and 2006.
Apparently, it's even more impressive when it's compared to their fellow GLIAC conference comrades, as they illustrate here in this infographic. Sometimes the simplest things send the most powerful messages...and it doesn't get much simpler (and more powerful) than this.
Recruits considering the Lakers will love this one and its message.
While the run depicted is obviously impressive, I couldn't help but to think of how great the same idea would look coming from D-III Mount Union, or Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Video: NC State is 'Happy' at practice. We're talking about practice
Remember last week North Carolina's Gunter Brewer revealed a "huge coaching secret" while dancing with his guys before practice, well now NC State is doing a bit of the same during practice.
Next to winning, seeing guys have a blast at practice (yes, we're talking about practice here) has got to be one of the most powerful recruiting tools that coaches have direct control over.
With UNC and NC State now knocked off the list, it looks like the ball is in the court of Wake Forest, Duke, ECU and the rest of the Carolina schools to one up their fellow in state schools. Do they want in on this action?
Watch Miami players flip out over their new uniforms
What could possibly get Miami's football team this excited? A new blitz package? An extra day of practice? Or maybe it's new uniforms.
Yep, it's definitely new uniforms.
The 'Canes debuted these before their spring game on Saturday.
Those lines behind the U logo are an exploded version of this alternate logo.
New helmet has this alternate logo in grey behind the U pic.twitter.com/O4fzwd7akw— Canes Cove (@CanesCove) April 12, 2014
Bo Pelini wins best spring game moment for the second consecutive year
Last year, FootballScoop dubbed Bo Pelini and Nebraska as college football's spring game national champions for their wonderful moment with Jack Hoffman. The Huskers won this most mythical of national titles again in 2014 for an entirely different type of moment.
If you've followed the saga of Bo Pelini and Fake Bo Pelini, you'd know the cat has been at the center of their fake relationship.
@FauxPelini ok enough is enough... I want my cat back. You've had her long enough!— Bo Pelini (@BoPelini) January 7, 2014
@BoPelini OK don't be mad but I haven't seen her since Thursday. WAIT DIDN'T CARL LEAVE TOWN ON THURSDAY— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) January 7, 2014
The Internet absolutely ate it up, as evidenced by the real Pelini's 10,407 retweets.
On Saturday, Pelini again had the Internet eating some proverbial cat nip out of the palm of his hand.
Game over. Everyone else can go home.
.@BoPelini Fine, you can keep her— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) April 12, 2014
Photos: A new helmet at East Carolina and a new uniform at Old Dominion
Spring game weekend is a great time to unveil new uniforms. We've already seen a new set at Florida State, and Miami has new uniforms on the way at some point this weekend. Not to be left out of the fun, East Carolina has unveiled a new helmet, and Old Dominion displayed a new road uniform.
First, the Pirates' new helmet.
Uniform nerds will note this is just a slight tweak from East Carolina's previous look, but it's an improvement.
For a larger departure, let's check out Old Dominion. The Monarchs, who join Conference USA this fall, have made a definite improvement - even if it does involve significant inspiration from Navy's alternate helmets.
Florida State is testing an interesting technology at its spring game
Without a doubt the No. 1 complaint fans have about attending games in 2014 is the lack of connectivity a live event requires. Cell phone WiFi, which doubles as an external pacemaker for many people, becomes a highly-priced paperweight inside a stadium. Every sports league in America has tried various fixes, but Florida State is trying an idea we've yet to see for its Garnet and Gold game on Saturday.
Instead of relying on the video board for replays, or just missing them altogether, fans can not only see the replays they want, but they can be their own television director and choose which angle they see.
The school is using the technology on a trial basis, so it'll be interesting to see the reports out of Tallahassee on Saturday.
Download the free iStadium app to watch instant replays during the Spring Game. PW is "gonoles". Read details below. pic.twitter.com/5I6rQ0DHiS— Seminole Boosters (@SeminoleBooster) April 12, 2014
Get your blood pumping with this 3-on-3 drill at Texas
If you ask me, this is how football was meant to be played. Back in my own playing days, I found our 3-on-3 tackling drills more fun than the actual games.
Seems like Charlie Strong and his staff agree with me.
Photos: Florida State unveils new uniforms
In the aesthetic universe of college football, there are classics, Alabama, Michigan, Penn State, and the like, and there are new classics. Florida State was in that second group. Rarely do "classic" uniforms change, but that's what happened today when the 'Noles unveiled new uniforms.
I originally assumed these would fall closer to "tweak" than an all out change, and I was wrong. This is a noticeable departure from their previous set.
FSU Home Unis (better view) pic.twitter.com/0lCCXk2yW1— Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) April 11, 2014
All three new FSU unis. pic.twitter.com/y5AwAmKNBT— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 11, 2014