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Video: Water balloons at practice

We came across this video of spring practices down at Arizona over the weekend and the hard work and fun that they're having compelled us to share.

How many other programs out there use water balloons during practice? 

Defensive Line drills

Kevin Weston, assistant head coach / defensive line coach at Tusculum College recently sent us these drills looking to share them with coaches. 

First one is double team drill and the second is a post drill. Enjoy

Copper Helmets

Yes, Arizona is planning to use these new lids this season. They won't replace their standard white, red & blue; but these will be rolled out from time to time.

We like'em.  

California program Transitioning to D-II faces unique challenges

Azusa Pacific is transitioning from NAIA to Division II. The Cougars had an excellent season in 2011 winning 9 games and are looking to build on that success this season. 

However, as the lone D-II program in southern California, APU has a unique challenge in scheduling opponents. In fact, we noticed that they will play 5 opponents two times each in the upcoming 2012 season. 

Here's hoping the scheduling gets easier for these guys as awareness grows. 

Visiting other staffs

We saw a note recently that Kevin Sumlin, Kliff Kingsbury and BJ Anderson spent two days earlier this week with the Packers' staff observing the first few days of OTAs. Not a bad staff to learn from.

It's always interesting to hear who other staffs plan to visit with during the Summer. Let us know @FootballScoop and we'll share the knowledge.

On an unrelated note; but from that same article about Sumlin and staff traveling, we also noticed that Sumlin says he plans to practice outdoors all of August. He noted, "I looked at our schedule, and we don't play any games in domes." 

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