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DII and DIII coaches

It's the 16th of August.  Just over two weeks until the first set of games.  The worldwide leader will be bringing us plenty of coverage of USC, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, etc... and their head coaches.

We will be bringing you coaching news and updates throughout the season; from the largest of universities through some of the smallest.  If there is coaching news, we plan to bring it to you.  

With that said, if there are any great coaching story lines this season in DII or DIII (or elsewhere) that you feel should be receiving attention, please let us know.  Email us or give us a call to discuss (225.229.3429).  

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What we're doing is unsound

Pitt head coach Todd Graham and his defensive coordinator Keith Patterson are best friends.  Have been since they played and roomed together in college at East Central.  Graham was the strong safety and Keith the free safety.

One day Graham walks into their room and says, "Let's go...We're going to see the defensive coordinator."  

Patterson tells the story, "We sit down in the coach's office and (Todd) commences to tell him what we should be doing.  It was really uncomfortable for me...."

Graham tells it a little more to the point, "I walked in there and said, 'What we're doing is unsound,' I thought Keith was going to have a heart attack..."

Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh Tribune has the full story here.  Great read about a true friendship and mutual respect.  

 

Urban's staff

How well did others perceive Urban Meyer's final staff at Florida to have been?

Well, here's the rundown of "where are they now".

Coach Meyer's 9 assistants from last season are now:

2 Head coaches (Dan McCarney - North Texas; and Steve Addazio - Temple)

4 Coordinators (Chuck Heater - Temple DC, Scott Loeffler - Temple OC, Zach Azzanni - Western Kentucky OC and D. J. Durkin Florida's Special Teams Coordinator)

1 NFL assistant (Teryl Austin - Ravens Secondary)

2 Position coaches (Stan Drayton - Ohio State WRs and Brian White - Florida RBs)

Impressive.

Compliance no longer an issue

It might be hard for any current college coach to imagine how much more fun life would be if "compliance" didn't always have to be in the back of your mind.  Well, maybe not that hard to imagine.

Take the example of Pete Carroll.  The Seahawks head coach clearly likes to have fun.  

This morning he took to twitter to announce that he had hacked into the University of Washington's athletics' twitter account.  He made a post or two and had some fun with it.  Even posted a video.  

Can you imagine the repercussions of a current NCAA head coach doing so?  It is our belief that the compliance officer in charge of reviewing twitter would have either had a coronary on the spot or simply would have left the building. 

Has your selection of weapons improved?

"As they get older and you coach them, they should continue to get better and if they don't they either don't care, don't want to be coached or have a drug or alcohol problem."

That was Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator Todd Monken's response when asked about his "selection of weapons being even greater this Fall than this past Spring".  

Monken went on to say that he's not sure he has more weapons; but that they are playing better, "as they should".  

We're pretty sure OSU is not lacking for offensive weapons.  Perhaps the scarier thing for opponents is that defensive coordinator Bill Young says his defensive backs look much impoved this Fall.  



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