Tag Archives: NCAA Football

Good News at UVA

12 Feb

After being courted by Tampa Bay Bucccaneers new head coach Greg Schiano, University of Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will remain at UVA.

One of the best new coordinators will continue to help rebuild the once struggling programs. Head coach Mike London is to be excited about this news. He said in a statement, “I was very happy when Bill told me he was still going to be a member of our coaching staff. He has done a wonderful job with the development of our team and I know he believes we can make even more improvement this year. I’m happy he will be here to help us continue to build something special at Virginia.”


Big Missouri Welcome

29 Jan

With just days left to national signing day, Missouri fans made a highly sought after wide receiver recruit feel welcomed.

A game against Texas Tech that doesn’t necessarily get much attention, got a lot of attention this past Saturday. Star WR out of Hillcrest High in Missouri, Dorial Green-Beckham made a visit to Missouri, one of his final three schools.

Green-Beckham is the number one recruit by several scouting services. Gary Pinkel is starting to build a nice recruiting class.

Prelude: The Making of ‘A Game of Honor’

7 Dec

Preview to the upcoming Showtime documentary “A Game of Honor” featuring the Army and Navy football programs. It premieres December 21st at 10 pm est

One of the greatest football games I’ve ever been to was a Army versus Navy game. It was great not because of the football but due to the prestige and honor of both institutions. Although both teams are pure rivals, it’s touching to watch how respectful the teams are for one another. And in the end you come to grips that these young men are working to defend our country and playing football.

When i saw this clip on CBS Sports I had to post it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

UCLA Wants Jim Mora Jr.

6 Dec

Several reports now suggest that UCLA is highly considering Jim Mora Jr. as their next head coach. UCLA has a coaching opening due to the recent firing of Rick Neuheisel on November 28.

Mora, 50, had a overall 31-33 record in the NFL as a head coach with the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks.

FedEx Field to Host WVU JMU in 2012

4 Sep

The West Virginia Mountaineers will take on the James Madison Dukes at FedEx Field September 15, 2012. The Washington Redskins announced that their stadium will host the second ever meeting of the two programs. Due to the short distance and tons of alumni in the Washington DC region this should be an great environment for the fans.

Week One College Football Preview

2 Sep

With the help of FOXSports we are previewing the college football season. This preview looks at week one biggest games. LSU vs Oregon and Boise State vs Georgia.

Mark Richt talks about being ready to face Boise State.

Big Loss For WVU

14 Jul

When the Mountaineers take the field this fall they will be without their starting veteran lineman Josh Jenkins. Jenkins suffered a season ending injury during West Virginia’s spring game.

The school said in a press release that Jenkins will miss the entire 2011 season.

“After waiting and rehabbing Jenkins’ left knee injury from the spring game, April 29, it became apparent that the patellar stability – kneecap – was not enough to play football at his level of ability effectively.

The MCL – Medial Collateral Ligament injury healed nicely, but there still remained concern. Therefore, Jenkins underwent successful surgery, Tuesday, July 5, by Dr Bal at Ruby Hospital, to tighten the medial (big toe side) patellar retinaculum to help better track the patella for its normal function. Jenkins remains in a leg brace for six weeks, then will regain strength and slowly regain any residual lost motion due to the immobilization period.

At the appropriate time, he will begin the back-to-run/play-progression, which all totaled will be 6 months from surgery until fully healed and strong enough to play FB. He should be fully participatory for winter training and then spring FB. He is entitled to Medical Hardship the 2011 season and return for senior year 2012.”

Best Pre-Game Speeches Of All TIme

19 Jun

Below is a collection of some of the best pre-game speeches ever delivered.

Coach Bill Stewart prior to the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma

Georgia Tech football chaplain Derrick Moore before playing Notre Dame

Collection of Phillip Fulmer speeches

University of Alabama great Paul “Bear” Bryant

Al Pacino – Any Given Sunday – “Inch By Inch”

Lee Corso Pregame Speech

Vince Lombardi’s Super Bowl Pregame Speech

Tennessee Athletic Director Resigns

8 Jun

Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton announces his resignation just days before NCAA hearing.
Hamilton said “I’ve never experienced more challenge or frustration in my 26 years of professional life than during the last 18 months.”

The last 18 months have had both the football and basketball teams in the midst of national controversy. Head football coach Lane Kiffin and basketball coach Bruce Pearl was fired and put the university under review by the NCAA infractions committee because of possible violations.

Hamilton however did go on to say, “I accept the responsibility for the things that have led to some of these challenges. Ultimately, I think today was inevitable based upon today’s operating environment in college athletics.”

Clemson Suspends Wide Receiver

8 Jun

Head Coach Dabo Swinney announced Tuesday that red-shirt freshman wide receiver Joe Craig has been suspended.

Swinney said in a statement that “because this is a serious on-campus student issue, there is a process that he will have to go through from a university standpoint. I respect the process and will fully support whatever the university decides to do. We will react from a football standpoint after that process has run its course, but I cannot comment any further at this time on the details of this specific issue.”

Craig will not be allowed to participate in the team voluntary summer workouts.