Gus Malzahn wants to trademark 'Hurry Up No Huddle'
First, we caught wind of Dabo Swinney trademarking his name, and we've heard rumblings our of Columbus of Urban Meyer and Ohio State doing the same. In the latest trademark move by an FBS head coach, Auburn's Gus Malzahn wants exclusive rights to the term 'Hurry Up No Huddle', or HUNH for short.
According to AL.com, Malzahn's Arkansas based company (called HUNH, LLC) applied for a US Patent and Trademark of the phrase on November 13th.
Only a handful of coaches in the country come to mind when you think about the no huddle philosophy, and without a doubt, Malzahn is near the top of that list so this moves makes sense. If he didn't pull the trigger on it, Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich, Kliff Kingsbury, or Mike Leach might have beat him to the punch.
The article also points out that the J&M bookstore in Auburn has been selling HUNH T-shirts this year with a great slogan on the back worth pointing out. No you can see why they want to patent it.
In my estimation, if any college head coach is going to corner the market on the phrase and earn some coin off from it, it might as well be Malzahn. The success that he's seen at every level he's ever coached at with the philosophy has been remarkable.
This is just another well thought out move by a coach out there looking for a small piece of the pie, and who can blame any of them?
You can bet every recruit west of the Mississippi has this infographic in their inbox
From 1997 to 2010, Utah State did not have a winning season. From 1980 to 2010, Utah State had a total of three winning seasons. From the outside looking in, Utah State football was dead.
Then Gary Andersen and his staff revived it.
In light of where this program has come from, I don't know what's more remarkable: that Utah State has won more games over the last three seasons than the likes of USC, Fresno State, BYU, Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington or Utah, or that the Gary Andersen/Matt Wells staff have put up as many victories in their last 29 games as the Aggies had won in their previous 87.
Baylor's hype video for Saturday: 'Be great today'
We're now under 36 hours to the biggest game in Baylor history. Every time Baylor steps on the field with an undefeated record from here to January it'll be the biggest game in school history, but this is the biggest biggest game in school history. On the road. Top 10 opponent. College GameDay. ABC's Saturday Night Football.
Here's the hype video Baylor produced for the game.
Dabo: 'You'll never be a great program if you let one loss derail you'
After a tough conference loss to the buzz saw that has become known as Florida State, Clemson has regained their composure and rattled off three straight wins, scoring 55 points or more in two of those three contests and have climbed their way back into the top ten rankings.
As Dabo Swinney pointed out last night on Sirius XM College Sports Nation, in order to be a great program , you can't let one loss derail you from your goals.
"I think we've played our best football now. You're never going to be a great program if you let a loss derail you."
"Heck, the national champion hasn't been undefeated the last couple years, so that's hard to do. So, when you lose a game, they're all difficult losses, and when you lose one you've got to respond the right way and it's always about the next game and just trying to put your best foot forward.'
"And if you have a good win, like you've beat Georgia and have to play South Carolina State the next week, listen, you're still playing to a standard."
Hear more from Swinney, including how he used a glass half full or half empty demonstration to nail home his point on perspective coming off a big win, or close loss.
Video: The most unique football program in the country
Gallaudet University (D-III - Washington, DC) is a football program, and university, unlike any other in the country.
You see, every single player on the roster has some type of hearing loss, and the University caters to the deaf and hard of hearing. Some can't hear or speak at all, while others only experience 5% hearing loss. With that being said, coaching and playing at Gallaudet has its challenges.
However, those challenges haven't stopped the program from one of the biggest turnarounds in the history of Division III football. Just a few short years ago the program was one of the worst in the country, and tomorrow, the team will play in school's first ever NCAA playoff game after finishing the season 9-1, and winning their first ever conference title.
Here's a really good look from ESPN inside of the program, as well as the challenges that they face and the biggest factor that led to their turnaround. This one is very inspirational and is probably going to give you goosebumps, so you've been warned.
Friday TV - Navy at San Jose State
Navy heads across the country tonight to take on San Jose State.
Eastern time listed.
Navy at San Jose State - 9:30 - ESPN2
Special Forces Training - Gopher Style
Minnesota spent two days undergoing "Special Forces" training back in August. The results have shown up on the field where the Gophers are 8-2 and after watching this video you can see that the foundation for this success was built in part upon the leadership and teamwork skills that these guys developed back in April.
This is a very good team building video. As the special forces instructor tells the team, "If I do anything, I want to build one team. My mission is build better leaders and more cohesive teams." Pretty safe to say that goal was met. Enjoy...
A creative idea
Ball State is promoting wide reciver Willie Snead for the Biletnikoff Award through a creative "This is SportsCenter" type video.