Quantcast

Houston Nutt describes why Saban is one of the best all time

On the weekly SEC coaches conference call today, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt was asked about whether he feels Nick Saban (this week's opponent) is one of the all time great coaches of the SEC.

The reporter noted that Nutt is the only coach that has coached against Saban every year that Saban has been in the SEC.

Nutt responded, "I think the biggest thing is he does a tremendous job with getting good players. You look at LSU, and you look at Alabama, two great programs. But the thing that he's done he's been able to recruit at a very high level. Then defensively is where you see his head, where you see his personality the toughness, the aggressiveness. Then he'll mix some things up on you. It won't be the same thing. ...It's a lot of good mixture with the fronts and the secondary. And then the blitz package. The blitz package and the different zone pressures heat things up making you play a little faster than you want, things like that I think that's the biggest thing."

Nutt added, "Whenever you hold up the crystal ball you've done something very special, and he's done it at two schools."

Nutt also noted that Alabama has already erected a statue of Saban. Enough said.

Avoid confusion on the sidelines

It's the first half and your defense is getting owned. Guys are out of position, not staying true to their assignments reacting incorrectly to new formations, etc...

Do you grab the board and try to make all of the adjustments on the fly on the sideline?

Well, if you are Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison you don't.  Mattison's guys were getting punched in the mouth Saturday at Northwestern. In the first half, Northwestern put up 24 points on nearly 300 yards. Michigan's defense had not forced a single turnover. 

At halftime Mattison quickly went to the board, diagnosed the problems and began outlining the corrections that needed to be made. The defensive staff then broke into position groups and coached'em up.

Mattison said the reason he likes to wait until the intermission to make adjustments like these is because it avoids confusion on the field, especially on the road.

The result. 0 points in the second half. A 42-24 win for Michigan. Nice work. 

 

 

No TV Wednesday; but it's coming

No live action tonight; but keep breathing, it's coming.  Tomorrow night we get USC at Cal and in two short weeks we'll have Wednesday night football from the Big East. 

All times Eastern.

NFL:

None

College:

None

High School:

None

Dooley: The magic pill doesn't exist

Video below of Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley after practice Tuesday. 

The first 1:35 seconds is worth your time (and truthfully, the rest ain't bad either).  

His comments in response to a question about how the new running backs look is great..."It's a daily grind, we get better and we get better and we get better. Everybody wants the quick fix, the magic pill that's going to make everything great. It doesn't exist. It doesn't exist in life, it doesn't exist when you want to lose weight, you got to work and that's it."

 

Luke Fickell now very confident at the mic

At today's presser, Ohio State head coach Luke Fickell appeared very relaxed and confident. 

Ohio State isn't playing as well as they'd like; but considering the extremely challenging circumstances, we feel Fickell is doing a pretty good job. 

If you know Fick, jump forward in this video to the 1:45 mark and listen to the [ridiculous] question from a reporter and then enjoy his response. Classic.

 

Recent News

Three years in, Dana Holgorsen believes West...


Three and out: The best facility graphic in CFB?


Sam Ponder had a baby girl...named her after...


The Scoop | HS Scoop
Hot | New | Must Read