This is insane
OK, insane might be a little strong, but this is something you have to see with your own eyes. The staff at Southern Oregon is all in. Judging by this video, we have to believe that the players have bought in as well.
This is some hard core stuff. Valentines Day Massacre?
Not so sure the FootballScoop bus is going to stop in Ashland, OR on our upcoming west coast tour.
On a more serious note, it truly does look like the players are working hard and enjoying themselves and building camaraderie. Plenty of ways to skin a cat I guess....
Video: 'Zona spring hype video
As a reminder that college football isn't that far away (even if it is just spring ball), Arizona has put out a video to add to the excitement.
Rich Rod and the Wildcats will kick off the first of their spring practices on Monday.
Indiana Football doing Navy Seal training?
Navy Seal training?
You be the judge.
John Thompson: "18 hours ago I knew nothing"
New Arkansas State defensive coordinator John Thompson hadn't even been on campus for 24 hours before he sat down to talk about his new job and environment, as well as his connections with the staff Gus Malzahn has assembled.
"18 hours ago I knew absolutely nothing" Thompson said of what he knew coming into his new position. Coming in, he had heard a lot of different stories on what he inherits on the defensive side of the ball and he has been able to recognize the young talent that the staff have been able to bring in since his arrival on campus.
Thompson also talked about his opportunity to join the staffs at Arkansas State in the past, but just felt that the timing wasn't quite right. After talking to Malzahn he said that he knew it was a great opportunity to return to his roots in northeast Arkansas and continue to build the program.
Western Michigan just released a video outlining their winter conditioning obstacle course that they have labeled "The Gauntlet".
The course has a little taste of everything from pushing and pulling a weighted sled, bear crawls, ropes, zig zagging around dummies, and a dead sprint all combined into a team relay set up.
Good stuff from Al Borges
The Big Ten Network's Howard Griffith sat down with Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges to talk about his first season at the helm of the Wolverine offense, his philosophy, and what it means to be at Michigan.
When asked how he would describe the offense that he ran last season, Borges told Griffin that he has never been the type of coach who wants to run an offense with a name attached to it. "If its got a name, its got a theme, and then everybody will start doing clinics on how to defend it" Borges said.
"It's our job as coaches to make it fit for them, it's not their job to make it fit for you" Borges said about the changes he made when he knew he had Denard Robinson taking snaps for him this season. "The trick is to figure out how to fit your schematics to their skill set" he added.
There's plenty more great stuff in the video.
DeRuyter begins spring ball
Tim DeRuyter and Fresno State started their first of fifteen spring practices yesterday, and you can tell that he and his staff are bringing an up tempo style to both sides of the ball from the video below.
DeRuyter said that they are trying to "front load" a lot of the installation of the new offense and defense and compared the process to the kids trying to "take a sip out of a fire hydrant". He added that they hope to have 80% of the offense installed next week.
The Bulldogs spring game will take place March 25th at noon.
Teaching the ladies
There are worse assignments than to coach 100+ ladies from Louisiana for a day.
Chief, Frank Wilson and the guys seem to have enjoyed themselves and the ladies look like they loved their day as part of LSU football.