Another great looking new helmet
Keith Allen, head coach at D-II Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO is considered a visionary in this profession by many who know him.
We heard that SBU plans to unveil the helmet shown above this season. Another smart move by Allen.
Toledo's new helmet is pretty sweet
Saw this pic this morning on twitter...and we like it.
Michigan to wear new "alternate" unis for opener vs. Alabama
Michigan announced last night plans to wear the "alternate" uniforms shown above for their season opener vs. Alabama.
In their announcement the University said that these will be a one time deal with the program wearing their traditional road and home uniforms for all other games this season.
First take here...pretty good look created by Adidas.
Terry Bowden: We're planning every minute
Terry Bowden is attending his first MAC Media Day and says that the staff is working on the plans for the rest of the year.
Bowden said, "We'll have staff meetings the rest of this week to go over plans for every minute of every day of every week of every month of the next year."
Behind the scenes with Paul Rhoads
Follow Paul Rhoads along for his day with the media at the Big 12 media day.
Some candid discussions with the media and with Bill Snyder and Tommy Tuberville.
This is soooo Les Miles...sounds crazy; but actually makes a lot of sense
Les appeared on one of the ESPN shows today and was asked for an example of something he's done at home that makes his family think he's slightly crazy.
Miles relayed a story of teaching his daughter how to drive. His daughter was driving Les over the Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge and Miles says, "I was describing to her how she was responsible for the car and it didn't make any difference what was going on in the back seat. I was coaching. We're crossing the bridge way up in the air and I took an open bottle of water and threw it at her, drenched her. She's saying, 'Now what was that about, Dad.' (I said) 'What that was about was you understanding, what you have to do, is not worry about what's going on in the perimeter when you drive us across this bridge.' That was certainly one (example of family thinking he's crazy)."
Crazy...or Brilliant? Either way, he's hard not to enjoy.
Purdue's strength staff competing against each other
It's been a long summer; but Football is now right around the corner.
After months of working out together, the Purdue strength staff challenged each other in the vaunted "10 yard dash".
Quality competition, including on the undercard; but in the end, it was Jeff Earls vs Ross Bowsher for the bragging rights...
Bill O'Brien's statement following sanctions
This morning the NCAA announced a number of sanctions against Penn State including a four year bowl ban, a $12 million penalty per year for five years, five years of probation and a loss of 10 scholarships per year for four years (as well as others).
Head coach Bill O'Brien just released the following statement:
"Today we receive a very harsh penalty from the NCAA and as Head Coach of the Nittany Lions football program, I will do everything in my power to not only comply, but help guide the University forward to become a national leader in ethics, compliance and operational excellence. I knew when I accepted the position that there would be tough times ahead. But I am committed for the long term to Penn State and our student athletes.
"I was then and I remain convinced that our student athletes are the best in the country. I could not be more proud to lead this team and these courageous and humble young men into the upcoming 2012 season. Together we are committed to building a better athletic program and university."