Video of the Day - Cal 50 days to kickoff
- Published: Monday, 14 July 2014 08:25
- by Doug Samuels
It's hard to have a distinctive look when your colors are white, blue and gold. That's a road pretty well traveled.
Akron, wearers of white, blue and gold, had a pretty good look in 2013. Not great, but certainly nothing to be ashamed about.
Last month, head coach Terry Bowden unveiled a new gold Christmas-ornament helmet that looked like an exact replica of Baylor's gold chrome helmets.
But on Saturday, Bowden tweeted out yet another look that I really like. It's a white lid with a gold Z and a blue facemask. The colors work together in concert, and the Z stands out here unlike on any other Akron helmet.
There's nothing unique about white, blue and gold, but that Z sure is one of a kind.
This is pretty good from a program that had fallen way behind on stuff like this.
Most Division III schools wish they could have the video support of Linfield College. Heck, some Division I schools don't even have it this good. The Catdome Alumni folks behind the Wildcats' videos always make them look good, and this camp highlight video is no different.
Earlier today Kansas State athletic director John Currie took the #Chillin4Charity challenge, and wrapped it up with a bit of a challenge of his own.
Just to be sure Stricklin saw it, Currie tweeted him the video. You can never be too sure with matters like this, and it might have been the best use of Twitter all day, if it weren't for that LeBron James character and his announcement.
— John Currie (@John_Currie) July 11, 2014
Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin heard him loud and clear, and the two teamed up to tackle what may be Twitter's last unconquered frontier; scheduling an FBS football game via the social media platform.
"It takes a pretty savvy partner," Stricklin told ESPN late tonight. "John's a pretty sharp guy. It was kind of a fun way to do it. There's a younger generation of guys out there that communicate through these mediums."
The whole conversation went like this:
How awesome is that? No ink has been put to paper yet, but looks like the two programs will meet in Manhattan, KS in 2018 and then in Starkville in 2019 when they get the paperwork done.
Seriously, is there anything that Twitter can't do?