Friday TV - Leach in Vegas

Washington State at UNLV tonight, along with some prep action on ESPN.

Eastern time listed.


No games


Washington State at UNLV - 9 - ESPN

High School:

Don Bosco Prep (NJ) at St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) - 8 - ESPN2

Lakewood (CA) at Narbonne (CA) - 9 - ESPNU

Bergen Catholic (NJ) at Bishop Gorman (NV) - 10 - Fox Sports Net

Narduzzi: "We're not happy...we're perfectionists"

After finishing with one of the top defenses in the country a season ago (#6 nationally in total defense), many believe that Michigan State has picked up this season right where they left off in 2011.

Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is not one of those people. He's not satisfied.

Despite not allowing an offensive touchdown (both of the touchdowns scored on the Spartans have come on interceptions returned for touchdowns), Narduzzi sees plenty of room for improvement.

We’re perfectionists; we want everything to be perfect. If someone gets a five-yard run, a 10-yard run, there’s reasons why. And if we were right where we needed to be, it would have been zero."

“It’s one guy every play that’s out of place,” he explained. “We’ve got to get that straightened out. It’s focus every play, I would say. A little bit of communication. At all levels.”

“We’ve played solid defense, but we haven’t played mistake-free defense yet. There’s expectations. There’s expectations about where we want to be. They say we want to be here and there, then that’s how we want to coach them and grade them.”


Video: A look inside the video department at Nebraska

Interesting look here inside of the video department at Nebraska.

Hear the staff talk about how quick they have film ready after the game ends, and how much of an asset Hudl is to their program.


Tuberville: When you're winning you can be negative breaking down film

Early on, it seems that Texas Tech's defense has made some strides in their first two games of 2012.

After surrendering 39 points per game last season (ranking 117th in the country) the Red Raiders have given up only one touchdown in their two games against Northwestern State and Texas State.

Tommy Tuberville noted that he's got to keep that confidence in check with their conference opener right around the corner.

"When you're winning, that’s when you want to be as negative as you can in terms of teaching, and film, showing all the little things to get better." 

Tuberville and Texas Tech take on New Mexico this weekend and then have week off before starting their conference schedule at Iowa State, and then back to back home games against Oklahoma and West Virginia.

Opening week NFL rosters were dominated by former SEC players

Stats LLC recently did an interesting study on the makeup of NFL rosters, and found that on opening day, 50 of the starting defensive lineman around the league were from SEC rosters.

While it's not a major suprise that the SEC is on top, that's still a pretty dominant number. The ACC was a distant second with 33 players.

Overall, the SEC accounted for 257 players on NFL rosters during the opening week of action, while the ACC once again came in second with 211 players.

Thinking of the best defensive line units in among college football again this season, SEC teams (Alabama, LSU, South Carolina) are once again at the forefront of the conversation. Bottom line is don't expect those numbers on the defensive line to tail off a whole lot in the next few years.

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