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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.

Northwestern is updating their facilities

The team meeting room at Northwestern recently got a major face-lift. All of the work you see in this video was done in two days...total cost we hear was around $20,000. 

As you can see in the time lapse video above, players entering the meeting room for the first time during fall camp seemed pretty excited about the new look.

We hear Northwestern plans to keep things fresh throughout the season by using some Fatheads on the walls. Word is the first one up is of defensive backs coach / assistant head coach Jerry Brown back from his playing days. Great way to keep things fresh (and keep the players attention) without spending a lot of money. 

Update> Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune just tweeted this picture of the new look as you approach the football facility. Again, cool new look without a major investment. We like it. 

Nice "Welcome back" video from NMSU

To welcome players to camp, the video guys at New Mexico State put together a highlight video that mixed the Aggies training in the off season to become iron men, with scenes from the movie "Ironman".

Interesting concept, and very well produced.

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