Video of the Day - Behind the scenes with Arizona at Media Day
- Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:56
- by Doug Samuels
Stick a recorder in Bo Pelini's face and you have no idea what you're bound to get. He may raise a four-letter salute to his own fans, or he might drop an idea that could potentially revolutionize recruiting for the better.
You just never know.
After it appeared Pelini's hot-headedness may be his undoing to close the 2013 season, Pelini worked this off-season to present a, well, let's say a more-rounded version of himself. You've seen the cat video, right?
Asked about the saga of Damore'ea Stringfellow, a Washington transfer who was set to enroll at Nebraska this fall before an 11th hour switch to Ole Miss, Pelini told Huskers Illustrated: "Read between the lines. We all know what happened in that situation."
In my experience, when a coach tells you “read between the lines” on a recruiting situation, he’s telling you pretty plainly what he thinks — Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 29, 2014
When pressed further, especially on the possible role Stringfellow's family played in his decision, Peini added, "Especially when it's a clueless parent."
Pelini is college football's version of Ron Burgundy. Take him off script, and he is liable to say an-y-thing.
I know only a few things for certain, but one is that CFB would be immensely less entertaining without Bo Pelini. — Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) July 29, 2014
This is usually the point of the article where the writer lectures Pelini on class and wonders what the possible upside could be to calling the parent of a former recruit "clueless", but Pelini obviously doesn't care.
Let's get out of here with one request: there are approximately a dozen bowl games pitting the Big Ten and the SEC against each other. Is it too much to ask to get an Ole Miss vs. Nebraska match-up?
Doug: I simply don't see how this is possible, but leave it up to Chip Kelly to scheme something so maddening yet successful.
Zach: Here's some uni-related news for you. Louisiana Tech will wear an alternate helmet for its Red Out game versus UTEP on Oct. 4:
And Tulane has altered the green in Green Wave:
The old green is on the left, with the new on the right:
Zach: According to the San Antonio Express-News, the Oakland Raiders are contemplating a move to San Antonio. I can't think of a worse idea for both parties.
I have a hard time believing the Raiders, formerly of Los Angeles, would pass up Los Angeles if they indeed leave Oakland. I have a hard time believing San Antonio can support an NFL team, at least without major help from Austin and Travis County. I have a hard time believing Austin and San Antonio could make this work. I have a hard time believing San Antonio and Bexar County could finance a new stadium without it turning into a major financial sinkhole.
Thankfully, I have a hard time believing this move will actually happen.
We've previously highlighted the work Arizona does to build its fan base, and we've also highlighted the work Arizona does in creating videos (see: FootballScoop Video of the Year finalists). Combine the two, and the result should be pretty good.
Arizona did combine the two and - what do you know? - it's pretty good.
The Wildcats have launched a program urging fans to #Bethe1 to help sell season tickets. Every program would like more fans-turned-season-ticket buyers, no matter how many they already possess. With that in mind, though, you wouldn't think a program like Arizona would need a full-fledged season-ticket drive. A college town. A program on the rise. What's not to like? But then I remembered the surprisingly notable swaths of empty seats during the Wildcats' season-defining blowout of Oregon and it all made sense.
Yesterday, these two tweets featuring North Carolina's Larry Fedora and Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury shirtless set Twitter ablaze (almost literally).
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) July 29, 2014
Well today, as ACC coaches were touring the ESPN campus in Bristol, NC State's Dave Doeren and Duke's David Cutcliffe decided to get in on the action by cleverly showing off six packs of their own.
Well played fellas...and way to go big with the 16oz.
Now the ball is in your court SEC / Big Ten / Pac 12. What do you got for everyone?