Justin Fuente and the guys at Memphis are redefining the Memphis football program and success will come in time.
Not only are the rebuilding on the field; Fuente and the staff are looking to rebuild the fan base as well and are taking a very open approach with the community. Looks like they are using a new ad agency as well; because this video is unlike anything we've seen out of Memphis in quite a while. Great job guys!
When Rick Stockstill was hired as the new head coach at Middle Tennessee State back in 2005, he held the typical exit interview with all of the assistants from the previous staff.
Most of the assistants were not retained, but one in particular left a lasting impression with Stockstill, and that was Glen Elarbee.
“He was very, very professional. I remember that. It’s tough on those guys, but a lot of coaches in that situation erase all their recruiting stuff. But he didn’t. He was very professional and told me who he was recruiting."
As the Daily News Journal explains, years later when Stockstill was looking for someone to fill an offensive vacancy, Elarbee came to mind, and was eventually brought back to MTSU (where he also played and earned Sun Belt honors), in large part because of how he handled a situation seven years ago.
Now Elarbee is back home coaching the centers and guards for the Blue Raiders.
This is a great example of an assistant coach handling a difficult situation in a first class manner.
During the first week of workouts under Lou Hernandez at North Carolina, players admitted to being sluggish and vomiting.
Since then, players have adapted to the changes in philosophy and have come up with a few nicknames for the workouts (including our personal favorite "Lou-90x") as well as a name for the fear of the workouts, and Coach Lou himself, with Lou-phobia. Clever.
On a more serious note, hear Coach Lou explain the tempo and some specific philosophies of the weightroom in Chapel Hill in the clip.