Media: Vox and SB Nation layoff creators

I wanted to take the time today to comment about the state of sports journalism. There are professional journalists that have been laid off over the past couple of years with the decline of print media and now with some changes to Facebook and other conglomerates regarding search features. With the loss of ad revenue from ad blockers (I use one), and the search engine changes- great college football media creators have been left without a place to work. One of my dream jobs (besides being Jim Cornette’s work son on WWE TV) is to create college football media content for a living, while still working the sidelines on Friday nights of course. That dream seems really far from reality now.

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Athletic Performance: Weight Training Class – 5 Completely Different Workouts

Hypothetical: You’re a weight training teacher with 5 days a week to train your classes and fifty minute periods in which to do so. That’s 6 minutes (easily) lost to dressing out and back for class. How can you build a successful workout program for 28 kids in forty minutes?

It starts with the warm-up

We get used to what we’ve always done and for many of us that’s this huge group stretch lines with 15 different “dynamic stretches” in them. Let’s cut down on that time and do a one set of 30 seconds per each of these exercises

Air Squat (and I emphasize big circles with the arms to wake up the shoulders), push-ups, crunches, burpees, jump squats, and jumping jacks. I feel these will wake up your athletes’ entire body and get them ready to lift.

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2018 Valentine’s Day Week in College Football | Film Don’t Lie

This Valentine’s week edition of Film Don’t Lie covers a variety of topics in and around college football such as an update on the transfer rule aka the great compromise offered by the Big 12, also how former Heisman Trophy winning Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel is making his comeback. Pushing into the spring season of 2018, there are 5 major storylines to gloss over, Urban Meyer’s loaded coaching staff, and Bill C’s pre-season S&P+ rankings are up. Plus the ticker is all about love and college football.

Article from Saturday Blitz’s College Football’s 5th Quarter is here

Coachspeak Episode 32 “Jungle Love” aka our Valentine’s Day Special

Sponsored by Health IQ. Justin and Mike talk about not dying as football coaches and how best to take care of ourselves and reduce stress. They also talk about random stuff as usual, off-season programs, and DEAL BREAKERS for taking a job- such as on-campus coaches, turf fields, planning periods, etc. Happy Valentine’s Day slappies!


Coachspeak Episode 31 “Making Football Safer for Everyone”

Sponsored by Health IQ. I don’t believe that football is unsafe. I think some people practice, play, educate, promote and teach unsafe football. We’re in fear of losing our game but are we doing what we can to save it? Here is a look at the education, training, practice plans, game situations, equipment, and mentality that can make football safer and save the sport. Don’t cancel youth football, improve it. Don’t cancel football, improve it.



Watch the video above, and read this article here!

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2018 College Football National Signing Day | Film Don’t Lie

2018 College Football National Signing Day is a 3,000 level view of national signing day¬† from the week of February 7th, 2018. Justin looks at a comparison between the South Florida Bulls and Central Florida Knights if the Big 12 was to expand, the Bob Davie suspension at New Mexico, 2018 NFL Combine invitees by school, recruiting team rankings for 2018, and where the top 5 that didn’t sign early landed on the first February in Wednesday.

Access the 5th Quarter article for Saturday Blitz here

Movement: Agility Drills Session 1

It’s time to get back out on the field again and improve the movement of our athletes. I’m a firm believer in using winter/spring to improve the movement of our players. With a typical split of 30-35 in the weight room and 30-35 on the field I would alternate between speed and agility days. However, with the system we’re using (not my design) we’re on the field for 75 minutes and so I’ll incorporate Dale Baskett’s speed camp session 1-2 with my agility drills session 1.

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