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Video: Advice from Urban

Gerry DiNardo of the Big Ten Network sat down with Urban Meyer recently.

Urban talks about everything from the best advice he ever got as a coach (which came from Bob Davie) to the time with the ESPN family.

Urban wraps up the video with some advice to young coaches out there.  




Joe Pa's legacy in statistics

ESPN's Stats and Information department did a great reflection over the weekend on Paterno's statistical legacy that he leaves behind. Take a look at our recap of the original article below.

- 409 wins rank second amongst all divisions. Only John Gagliardi of St. Johns (D-III - MN) has more wins (484).

- Paterno averaged almost 9 wins per season (8.9).

- Made 37 bowl appearances, winning 24 of those contests.

- Only six teams have more than 24 bowl wins in their school history.

- Paterno defeated 80 different teams during his tenure.

- Joe Pa coached a total of 548 games in his career.

- His coaching career spanned an impressive 12 Presidential administrations.

- Coached in over one third of the games in Nittany Lion football history.




Sunday TV

NFL action on tonight. 

All times are eastern. 

NFL:

Baltimore at New England - 3 - CBS

New York Giants at San Francisco - 6:30 - FOX

College:

No games. 

High School:

No games. 




Saturday TV

Football is back on TV today with two all star games, and tomorrow we'll see who's headed to the Super Bowl.

All times are eastern.

NFL:

No games.

College:

No games.

High School:

East vs. West All Star game - 4 - NFL Network

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl - 6 - NBCSN




Uncharted territory exciting for Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh has the 49ers sitting at 14-3 and one game away from the Super Bowl, and much of that can be attributed to the energy he's approached the situation with.

Back when the Niners opened up camp in August Harbaugh told the New York Times "I didn't want to be in any comfort zone, I didn't want to be in any kind of guaranteed situation. The fact that it was uncharted waters, try to figure out ways to do things, gave me energy."

"... I just like being the guy who throws rocks at the beehive every now and then."

Harbaugh and the Niners will take on the Giants Sunday night at 6:30 on FOX.




What it's all about

In the late 90s, John Wrenn was coaching high school ball in Arizona. A young man named Terrell Suggs transferred to the school where Wrenn was coaching....

Take a few minutes to read this article by Les Carpenter of Yahoo Sports and you'll quickly remember why most coaches are in this profession. 

That's what it's all about. 

Wrenn, a hall of fame high school coach, is now the assistant athletic director for football operations & high school relations at Arizona State. 




Former DFO named AD

Today, Tulsa announced that Ross Parmley has been named athletic director. Parmley had been serving as interim AD since Bubba Cunningham was hired a few months ago at North Carolina.Screen Shot_2012-01-19_at_2.11.08_PM

Parmley served as Tulsa's DFO in 2005 before moving into administration in 2006. 

Parmley is 38. 




Venables talks about the past week

Brent Venables joined Sports Talk 1400 this morning to talk about his decision to leave for Clemson.

Venables says that the toughest part of the decision was leaving behind the relationships he had formed with players, coaches and the community during his time in Norman.

Clemson has landed a defensive mind who's extensive resume includes five defensive Big 12 players of the year and two Butkus award winners.

The radio interview below gives good insight from Venables about how the process played out over the past week.