A look at Stanford's digital playbooks
Many schools around the country, including Stanford, have gone digital with their playbooks.
This clip provides a great look at how the Cardinal use their playbook app along with Hudl to prepare for games. Also, associate head coach / defensive coordinator Derek Mason weighs in on how the digital playbooks have made things more efficient for the coaching staff.
You can tell the players and coaches love the change.
Video: Experience 6 hours as a Spartan on game day
San Jose State and San Diego State had one of the better games of this past weekend, which resulted in a 38-34 come from behind win for the Spartans. In the fourth quarter alone, the Spartans scored 21 points, and the lead changed hands four different times.
Interesting video perspective here from the vantage point of a San Jose State player on game day. The clip finishes up with some good end zone footage, including a good look at the winning touchdown.
Hudspeth: There's no magic formula to prepare during bye week
Mark Hudspeth and the Ragin' Cajuns (2-1, 1-0) are coming off of a bye week after their first loss of the season (a 24-65 loss to Oklahoma State).
This week, Louisiana-Lafayette continues conference play, taking on Florida International (1-3). FIU is coming off a seven point loss to a Top 25 opponent in Louisville.
Towards the end of his presser yesterday, Hud was asked whether having an extra week to prepare has been helpful or hurtful in his past coaching stops.
"I did do a little self reflection, and went back and looked at a couple schedules of places that I had been before and looked at how we came out of bye weeks."
"We had some games where we came out really sharp, might have been because of the extra preparation. And then I went back and saw a game or two where we did not play very sharp. You look back and say 'Boy did we lose momentum or did we get sluggish?'"
"Whatever the course may be, the thing that I tried to stress upon last week is we try to keep our foot on the gas and condition hard and kept that edge in conditioning."
"I don't think anybody has the magic formula, I think that secret is still out there. I think it all depends on maybe the make up of your team, their maturity and how they handle things."
TCU adds a nitrogen chamber to aid in injury recovery
Last night we noticed this tweet from the TCU football account noting their addition of a nitrogen chamber.
The nitrogen chamber is believed to the be the first of it's kind in college athletics and will help athletes in their recovery and rehabilitation of injuries throughout the year.
Tuesday TV - No games
No games on tonight, but we get a solid Pac 12 game on Thursday night with Stanford at Washington.
Eastern time listed.
Western Michigan rolls out sweet new uniforms
When Toledo comes to town Saturday evening Western Michigan will be sporting a new, edgier uniform.
We like it.
Adidas is holding their own with some of these alternate uniforms.
Update> We just got the "player reaction" video...watch the guys get pretty pumped when they get to see them, fell them, try them on. Pretty happy players.
Nebraska to unveil Adidas "Spotlight"
Nebraska hosts Wisconsin this weekend in matchup of two of Adidas' larger programs.
Word is out that Nebraska will wear wear adidas footwear featuring their new "spotlight" technology. Watch the video and you'll get a sense for what we all might see on Saturday night; but we hear the reflective material used changes colors with a flash (such as a camera's light). If done right, these could look pretty cool on TV.
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