Mic'd up at Tulane with Mike Neu
Tulane quarterbacks coach Mike Neu got mic'd up for this clip. Coach Neu talks about his background as a scout with the Saints (and his respect for Curtis Johnson) and as a head coach in the Arena league with the Voodoo for a few seasons.
In the clip Neu coaches up the three step drop during a fade in the red zone. getting depth on their roll outs, and the importance of snapping their head around on the play action, as well as a handful of other coaching points.
Kentucky offensive line coach Mike Summers explains slide side pass pro
Here's Kentucky offensive line coach Mike Summers coaching up the slide side of their pass protection via Fox Sports South.
Through three games, Kentucky is allowing just over a sack per game (1.33 average), and they're airing it out quite a but, ranking #5 nationally in pass attempts (151).
Texas Tech highlight video with Neal Brown sharing offensive philosophy
Well done video here from Texas Tech with quotes from offensive coordinator Neal Brown, and other assistants (and players), breaking down their offensive philosophy, complete with highlights.
Brown references the "do your job" mantra several times throughout the clip, and stresses that, in their offense, you have 11 one on one matchups across the board that the men on the field need to win in order to be successful.
Video: Jimbo Fisher addressing the team in locker room
Florida State brings one of the nation's top defenses into their 8pm ET match up on Saturday with Clemson. The Seminoles (who have played Murray State, Savannah State, and Wake Forest) have allowed just 3 points all year and are allowing less than 2 yards per play defensively.
The clip here is Jimbo Fisher addressing the team in the locker room. Pretty solid clip, especially when you see at the end that it's aimed at inspiring the boosters.
Jim Mora: "I don't consider quarterback runs real runs"
While giving up over 190 yards per game on the ground through three games this season (ranking 98th nationally), Jim Mora noted that their run defense is actually playing pretty well when you don't count quarterback runs.
In their first game against Rice, the Bruins gave up 95 yards on 22 carries by the quarterback, and the next week against Nebraska, quarterback Taylor Martinez went for 112 yards on 13 carries. Against Houston in week three, quarterback David Piland ran 4 times for 71 yards.
After practice yesterday, Mora noted that he doesn't consider quarterback runs "real runs", and is looking forward to seeing their run defense against a more traditional style run team in Oregon State, who they play Saturday.
"Our run 'D' has been outstanding actually, except for quarterbacks, which I don't consider real runs. These guys run real plays, and when teams have tried to run real runs against us we've been pretty good."
"They're not a spread team, they'll give you some spread formations, but they're not a spread team and they're going to give us some conventional runs."
Franklin: "I don't want a punt fair caught...ever"
With the new halo rule making it's way back into college football that allows the punt returner 18 inches to catch the ball, James Franklin wants to make it clear that he never wants his punt returners call for a fair catch. Ever.
"We don't want any punts fair caught. I don't want a punt fair caught, ever, when we're here." Franklin explained.
"If they can get six inches, I want them to get six inches. There's a halo rule now again, we should never, in the 25 years that we'll be here we should never fair catch a punt."
Franklin also addresses their policy on talking about injuries with a humorous approach in the clip.
Leach mentions rattlesnakes, a rat and a dragon in presser
During his post practice presser yesterday, Mike Leach was asked if there was a reason that a certain player hadn't been seen at practice in a few days.
In typical Leach fashion, his response was anything but traditional.
"I'm sure there is. That's in that same vault guarded by rattlesnakes, rats and a dragon."
Shortly after getting a brief chuckle from the media in attendance, Leach noted that the player is actually just in study hall.
Stanford coaches and players break down key plays in win over USC
Really interesting video here from Stanford talking about the electric environment before and during the USC game last weekend and how it helped lead to a "W".
In the clip, coaches and players also break down the game plan and a few specific plays that helped lead to the win for the Cardinal.