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Photo: North Texas' new helmets are sick

After strangely wearing white helmets throughout the Todd Dodge era, the North Texas Mean Green smartly reverted back to green helmets upon Dan McCarney's arrival in 2011.

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North Texas dabbled in flying eagle helmets last year, with a black-on-green look in the Halloween win over Rice, and then a green-on-black lid for the Heart of Dallas defeat of UNLV.

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But I believe North Texas hit the mark with this helmet that hit the Internet on Thursday. Gentlemen, this is your new helmet. Use it and never look back.

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Clemson is releasing some hilarious videos starring their coaching staff

Clemson is having some fun leading up to college football's opening weekend by showcasing their coaching staff in some pretty funny videos.

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is known as a passionate and enthusiastic guy on the sidelines, so in one Clemson decided to have some fun by showing everyone what Venables looks like as he leads a yoga class (with a stone cold expression) along with a few players flanking him.

In another one, assistant head coach / special teams coordinator / tight ends coach Danny Pearman gets caught admiring running backs coach Tony Elliot's shoes a little too closely. The third video listed takes a humorous look at defensive line coach Dan Brook's surprising music playlist.

All of them are pretty funny. Plus, it's always good to see the assistant coaches having some fun like this leading up to kickoff week.

Want to see the change Charlie Strong has brought to Texas? Here it is

Charlie Strong has cancelled the short bus route to and from practice. He's made players move back to campus. He's put the coaching staff in the dorms for fall camp. He's even (temporarily) taken the iconic Longhorn emblem off the helmets. These are the things you've been told about how Strong has changed the culture at Texas.

Allow me to show you.

Below is a video taken of a circle drill conducted last February, Mack Brown's last spring as Texas' head coach.

And here is a video taken Thursday of the same drill involving the same team and, possibly, even some of the same players. 

Except nothing about it is the same.

The difference in intensity is stark, and undeniable. The circle is much tighter, and often becomes an amoeba as each battle wanders from its starting point. Nearly every matchup brings an accompanying wave of spectators who can't pry themselves from the action. Every matchup has a winner and a loser, because each matchup goes to the ground. 

And, finally, there are no Longhorn decals on the helmets. 

The Wisconsin coaching staff dug up some old drill tape of Gary Andersen rocking a mullet

Wisconsin's meetings during fall camp have been filled with coaching legends coming to speak to the team. You've got athletic director Barry Alvarez right there on campus as a great resource, and then Gary Andersen brought former Wisconsin offensive line coach, and Utah head coach Ron McBride on campus to share some words of wisdom.

Both of the speeches were great for the team to hear, and centered on the importance of building team chemistry off the field, but after McBride's speech was over (at about the 3:30 mark), the coaching staff had a little surprise for Andersen.

You see, the staff dug into the film archives and found some drill tape of a young Gary Andersen (mullet, short shorts and all) going through offensive line drills with coach McBride, who recruited him to Utah out of Junior College.

I feel sorry for the guy that cue'd up that clip because the look that Andersen gave him was a killer. Enjoy this one!

Your man cave / film room is incomplete without this furniture

Late last night I was looking through some tweets when I saw this from Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin.

Stricklin decided to take a walk through Davis Wade stadium last night to check on the status of some projects, and that's when he took this picture of the new Gridiron Field Level Club.

Everything looks pretty standard for club level, but that furniture really stood out to me. It looks like something that you dream about putting in your office or man cave.

Moving 22 of these around to diagram plays would definitely burn some calories and count towards your daily workout (both mentally and physically). Very Nice work on the stadium decor Mississippi State.

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