Vandy has new uniforms...white helmets

Pretty fresh new look for Vandy. 

Watch the video, see for yourself.

How Randy Jordan got used to the tempo at UNC

During the third or fourth day of practice, running backs coach Randy Jordan got a real good visual of the tempo that Coach Fedora uses for practice.

Coaches were running around everywhere yelling and motivating players to get to the next drill quickly, so that's exactly what he did. Now while he considered himself a high tempo, high energy kind of coach, his running backs weren't used to seeing him like that, and asked him about it when they got to the drill.

Jordan took a step or two out of the box in the interview when asked about his favorite workout song, admitting that it's by Justin Bieber. Jordan then explains that he needs to keep tabs on what his teenage daughter is listening to, which is why he is familiar with Bieber in the first place. 

On a more serious note, Jordan also talks about the best golfer on the North Carolina staff (offensive coordinator Blake Anderson), and does his best impression of head strength and conditioning coach Lou Hernandez.

NAIA school gets red and gray turf

Boise State has the "smurf turf", Eastern Washington has the red turf...and now Lindenwood-Belleville (NAIA - IL) has added a red and gray striped field to the turf conversation.

The new field is part of a $2.3 million stadium renovation that includes new seating and a new press box, which should all be wrapped up by the beginning of next week. 

For better or worse, this is definitely one of the more memorable turf jobs in the country.

Lindenwood-Belleville will compete in their first season this fall with five NAIA home games.

If you look closely you will notice that there are actually people on the field. 

Red Wolves Revival: David Gunn

Another great coaching profile here in the "Red Wolves Revival" series, this time with defensive backs coach David Gunn.

During his first 10 seasons on staff, Gunn worked with the running backs (and also served as the director of player development in 2011) but when Gus Malzahn was hired and Gunn knew that he was going to be retained, he approached Malzahn and told him he had always wanted to coach the defensive backs, which defensive coordinator John Thompson was more than happy to accommodate.

Within the first 30 seconds, Gunn explains his coaching philosophy and it's easy to see why Malzahn decided to keep him on staff.

New turf going down at Vandy

The new turf is being laid down at Vanderbilt as we speak, along with a few other changes to the stadium including new hillside seating, new lights and a new video board.

The new turf, called Legion 46, is comprised of a monofilament fiber and slim film fiber along with a 50-50 mix of sand and rubber underneath.

The playing surface itself will see some major visual changes. When the turf is all laid out, fans will see alternating green panels of turf, anchor logos at the 35 yard line, black end zones with "Vanderbilt" on one end and "Commodores" on the other with the star V at the beginning and end of each word. 

The star V logo will remain at midfield, and "Anchor Down" will be added to the red zone on the north and south sides of the field. The Vandy athletic website has a live stream of the construction, along with more information about the project, both of which can be found here.

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