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Video: The Wolfpack Olympics

Here's a look at what Dave Doeren and his staff are doing in their first off season in Raleigh.

It's obvious that both the players and coaches are having a ton of fun with the Wolfpack Olympics.

FootballScoop's Fifth Quarter

In the (rare) case that you didn't get to see all of the best content on FootballScoop this week, the Fifth Quarter is here to get you caught up.

The Starting Five: here are the five best articles we published this week.

- He's won a Super Bowl as an assistant, a World Football League title as a head coach, served as the executive director of the NFL Coaches Association for 13 years, and now he's leading the Incarnate Word program as it transitions from Division II to Division I. 10 Questions with Larry Kennan.

- In what has turned into a hot-button topic for nearly two months now, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen came out this week in support of the NCAA's recruiting deregulation proposals...with a twist.

- Our own Doug Samuels had a chance to attend a clinic last week and peek inside the minds of Michigan State's Pat Narduzzi, Tulsa's Greg Peterson and respected strength coach Mike Barwis. Inside the Glazier football clinic.

- With his first spring ball at California underway, Sonny Dykes explained the benefits of practice scuffles.

- At North Carolina, Larry Fedora and his staff have a unique way of evaluating a player's workout.

The Film Room: each week we come across a mountain of films from programs across the country. Here's the best of what we posted this week.

- Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran gave the media a tour of the Crimson Tide's new weight palace in a way that only he can. It's real, and it's spectacular.

- Take a look inside Samford's signing day.

- Utah State had an incredible 2012 season, and the Aggies have the video to prove it.

- Oregon State players held their own dunk contest at halftime of a recent Beavers basketball game.

- The Texas video staff gave us a bird's eye view as the Longhorns conducted the circle drill at practice this week.

- You've got to love the quote Indiana uses for their workout video. "This fight is won far or lost far away from witnesses."

The best in non-coaching news: We specialize in coaching news at FootballScoop, but that doesn't mean we're not keeping track of the rest of the college football world.

- The MAC announced its 2013 schedule on Friday. Get ready for a triple shot of MACtion in November.

- The ACC revealed its 2013 slate earlier this week with Pittsburgh and Syracuse now in the league. Maryland will play its last ACC season this fall, with Louisville on its way to replace them.

- Not to be outdone, the Sun Belt also announced its 2013 schedule on Friday. Early prediction: the winner of the Western Kentucky - Louisiana - Lafayette game takes the cake.

- Arizona is in the process of renovating its stadium and constructing a new football facility. Here's how the project stands now, in photos.

- The NCAA rules committee recently announced that the penalty for targeting was changed from a 15-yarder to an ejection. Air Force head coach and NCAA football rules committee chair Troy Calhoun explains why.

The MAC announces their schedule

The Mid American Conference has released their schedule for 2013, which can be seen here.

Thirteen of the conference's games will be featured during mid-week action...or as we like to call it "MACtion". That's nearly triple what the MAC churned out during the week last season (just five games).

According to the release, the MAC will face off against eight teams that finished last season ranked in the top 25. Those teams include Ohio State, Florida, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Michigan.

As far as major conferences go, the Big Ten leads the way with a total of 13 MAC schools scheduled, followed by the SEC with six and the Big 12 and ACC each have two MAC teams featured.

Games that jump out to us after reviewing the schedule include; Paul Haynes' back to back road trips to LSU and Penn State in September, Central Michigan heading down to NC State to take on Dave Doeren's Wolfpack in late September, Rod Carey opening up his NIU tenure with a trip to Iowa, Toledo taking on Florida in their season opener, and PJ Fleck opening up his head coaching career at Western Michigan with road trips to Michigan State, Northwestern and Iowa in three of his first four games.

Take a look at the full release here.

 

Another excellent 'Blue Dawn' video from UNC

Here's another well done "Blue Dawn" video from the guys in North Carolina.

Watch carefully and you'll notice the different colored uniforms worn by the players. In case you missed the article yesterday detailing the method of the jersey assignments, here's a quick review; blue jerseys are for the hardest workers, followed by the white uniforms, and red is reserved for the guys whose work ethic didn't impress the coaching staff.

Take a look.

A look at what directors of HS Athletic Associations make

Jon Solomon of AL.com had an interesting article this morning on the revenue sharing between the Alabama High School Athletic Association and schools as well as the finances and spending figures.

While the article had some solid information, what we found really interesting was the analysis that Solomon did on the salaries of the high school athletic association directors are pulling in from each state. Only Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky are included in the figures, but it provides a nice peek into the pay scale of the directors.

Take a look at the chart below.

We're not exactly sure why the state of Mississippi's director makes so much more than the other schools listed, and our guess is that figure isn't normal, but we thought this salary information would be something that you guys would find interesting.

While it would definitely stray from the geographical pattern of the list above, we'd love to see the figures for states like Texas and California added to the list to see where they fall.

The original article, which has some fascinating figures, can be read here in its entirety.

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