In state action - Sunday TV
Some solid in state college football action today, including Kentucky and Louisville and SMU at Baylor.
Eastern time listed.
Bethune-Cookman vs Alabama State - 12 - ESPN
Kentucky at Louisville - 3:30 - ESPN
Southern Methodist at Baylor - 6:30 - Fox Sports Net
Miramar (FL) vs Manatee (FL) - 2 - ESPN2
Impressive D-III intro video
Leading your team out onto the field to the roar of 75,000 screaming fans during your intro video, is a pretty special moment. Unfortunately, D-III programs don't get that kind of welcome, but that hasn't stopped the guys at Wisconsin Lutheran from putting together a pretty impressive highlight video.
Dr. Dennis Miller is in his 13th season at the helm at Wisconsin Lutheran, and is the only head coach the program has ever known. The staff has done a great job with such a young program. In fact, last season the Warriors snapped a 16 game conference winning streak for defending Northern Athletic Conference champion, Benedictine (IL).
Later today, Miller will lead the team on the road to take on Ripon (D-III - WI) in a match up of teams that finished 6-4 last season.
Saturday TV - College football all day long
College football all day today, starting bright an early with Notre Dame and Navy playing overseas, and later on featuring Alabama and Michigan.
Eastern times listed, and afternoon / night (pm) unless otherwise noted.
Navy vs Notre Dame - 9am - CBS
Appalachian State at East Carolina - 12 - FSN
Marshall at West Virginia - 12 - FX
Miami (OH) at Ohio State - 12 - BTN
Northwestern at Syracuse - 12 - ESPN2
Ohio at Penn State - 12 - ESPN
Troy at UAB - 12
Western Michigan at Illinois - 12 - ESPNU
Buffalo at Georgia - 12:21 - SEC Network
Elon at North Carolina - 12:30 - ESPN-GP
Fort Valley State (D-II) at Delta State (D-II) - 1 - ESPN-GP
Richmond at Virginia - 3 - FSN
Bowling Green at Florida - 3:30 - ESPN
Eastern Kentucky at Purdue - 3:30 - BTN
Iowa vs Northern Illinois - 3:30 - ESPNU
Miami at Boston College - 3:30 - ABC / ESPN2
Northern Iowa at Wisconsin - 3:30 - BTN
Southern Miss at Nebraska - 3:30 - ABC / ESPN2
Tulsa at Iowa State - 3L30 - FSN
Colorado vs. Colorado State - 4 - FX
Auburn vs. Clemson - 7 - ESPN
Central Arkansas at Ole Miss - 7 - ESPN-GP
Jackson State at Mississippi State - 7 - Fox Sports South
Lamar at Louisiana Lafayette - 7 - ESPN-GP
North Texas at LSU - 7 - ESPNU
Northwestern State at Texas Tech - 7 - Fox Sports Southwest
Robert Morris at North Dakota State - 7 - ESPN-GP
Southeastern Louisiana at Missouri - 7 - ESPN-GP
Hawaii at USC - 7:30 - FOX
Alabama vs Michigan - 8 - ABC
Indiana State at Indiana - 8 - BTN
Rutgers at Tulane - 8 - CBSSN
Texas State at Houston - 8 - CSNC / CSBA / CSS
Arkansas State at Oregon - 10:30 - ESPN
Oklahoma at UTEP - 10:30 - FSN
Toledo at Arizona - 10:30 - ESPNU
Interesting intro video at Arizona State
Arizona came out to this intro video yesterday in Tempe and rolled to a 63-6 victory over Northern Arizona.
The Arizona State staff put together an offensive gameplan that racked up 554 yards of total offense (with only four incomplete passes thrown all game) and a defense that allowed only 2.5 yards per rush and also managed to pick off three passes. Time of possession was almost split directly in half as Northern Arizona held the ball for 29:44 and Arizona State had it for 30:16.
Bryan Harsin mic'd up at Texas
Second year co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bryan Harsin gets the mic'd up treatment during a recent practice in the clip above.
Harsin spends the first part of the clip harping on mechanics to his quarterbacks before moving on to coach up the rest of the skill players later on.
Plenty of great coaching points and lines throughout the clip including the following line while working with a quarterback.
"Just like that right there... Your like a PEZ dispenser right now, just spitting 'em out."
Sark: When I hired Tosh, I was waiting for the magic potion
According to defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, there's many differences between coaching with Steve Sarkisian at Washington and coaching at Cal.
One difference that Lupoi pointed out during a recent "Raise the Woof" event was slurpess. Yes...slurpees.
"How about this event. Freaking awesome man. The tables, the pom-poms, the lights out here."
"We were just doing a walk-through here. Unbelievable. From the place he mentioned [Cal], I wasn't going to bring it up. But from the place I just came from, I remember when we finished up our scrimmage, our mock game, we get slurpees." Lupoi told the crowd.
While introducing Tosh, Sark explained that he had often wondered how Cal was pulling in so many quality recruits while Tosh was there.
"Everytime I'd always see Cal getting these guys ... I'm like how is Cal..the CAL BEARS! They haven't been to the Rose Bowl in a hundred and eighty-eight years. Like how are they getting anybody?"
"So I hire this guy by the name of Tosh Lupoi, and I'm waiting for some like magic potion," Sark explained. "The reality of it is we're getting good players, and he's part of it, but he does it because he works really hard at it and it matter to him. He works at it and does a great job, he's a tremendous asset not only as a recruiter but what he's done with our defensive line and the rapport that he has with those players and how they're playing."
It will take a moment to load the entire clip, but listening to Sark introduce Tosh, and then Tosh taking over is worth it. Start at about the 66:55 mark of the clip.
Kiffin: No more walk-throughs for visitors in the Coliseum
According to the LA Times, USC will no longer make the Coliseum available to opponents for walk-throughs the day before games.
"It shouldn’t be a big deal. We don’t go to other people’s stadiums.” Kiffin explained.
Any other D-I programs out there doing this? Thoughts?
Stanford video: "We don't remember days, only moments"
Stanford opens up at 10 tonight against San Jose State on the Pac-12 Network.
Pretty good video here that starts off with a solid speech and wraps up with preseason highlight. The speech gets started with the following line.
"In the sweeping story of every life...we don't remember days, only moments."