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Posted: 4/24/2017 9:49:48 AM
I always thought when Tennessee fired Phil Fulmer, they should have hired David Cutcliffe as his replacement.  Cutcliffe was a very successful offensive coordinator for years with the Vols.  Dooly, Kiffin and Jones have been hired since the removal of Fulmer.

A few months ago, all 128 head coaches were polled on the subject of which coach gets the most out of their players.  Cutcliffe was voted second behind Kansas State's Bill Snyder. 

Since 2013, 24 coaches played 10 or more games against ranked teams while being unranked, and only Cutcliffe doesn't have a losing record.


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Posted: 4/25/2017 11:08:46 AM
LSU's Ed Orgeron has landed two transfers in Thaddeus Moss (Randy's son) and Breiden Fehoke.  Moss will transfer from North Carolina State where as a freshman tight end caught six passes with one touchdown.  Fehoke was a two year starter on the defensive line at Texas Tech.
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Posted: 4/26/2017 7:59:17 AM
Focus on Dave Aranda
Defensive Coordinator, LSU

Aranda enters his second season as the Tigers' defensive coordinator with a lucrative three year contract (highest paid DC in CFB).  Aranda has been a coordinator for seven seasons at four schools....LSU, Wisconsin, Utah State and Hawaii. His defenses have finished first in the conference twice, second twice, third twice and fourth once.  LSU was third in the SEC last year.
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Posted: 4/27/2017 11:49:56 AM
Western Kentucky coaches are visiting every single football playing high school in the state this week.  That includes 221 schools.  Maybe that's why WK has the most Kentucky kids among the three FBS programs in the state. Louisville and Kentucky are the other two FBS schools.

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Posted: 4/28/2017 9:23:37 AM
Focus on Jeremy Pruitt
Defensive Coordinator, Alabama

Eleven years ago, Pruitt was the defensive coordinator at Hoover (Ala) High School.  Now, he is on his third stop as a defensive coordinator at an elite program.  After a one-year stint at Florida State, where he won a national title in 2013, and two years at Georgia, Pruitt is back at his alma mater.  He previously worked under Nick Saban as the director of player development (2007-09) and defensive backs coach (2010-12).  Excellent coordinator and soon to be head coach somewhere.
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Posted: 4/28/2017 12:08:05 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by WalterTibbs:

New Purdue coach Jeff Brohm (W.KY) on some players not buying into his program.  "Anybody that wants to come back after spring ball that wants to be a part of this team has to understand that if you're not willing to fight the fight, then feel free to move on and play somewhere else, if this isn't the place for you."  Sounds like Brohm is sending his players a message!

I have a funny story. Growing up I was a wrestling fan and when I was 9 the 1st football I ever truly watched was the XFL. In week 1 I was at my grandma's house watching the XFL game and guess who was playing qb for the Orlando Rage? Jeff Brohm. In that week 1 Orlando hosted Chicago and guess who Chicago's qb was? Tim Lester

So we have 2 former XFL qb's who are College HC's Brohm at Purdue and Lester at Western Michigan


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Posted: 4/28/2017 8:00:21 PM
Pack, trying to keep up with some baseball action tonight and just wanted to say "Thanks" for you helping us with Covers CFB.

If one considers the other popular sites for CFB forums...it's clear Covers is dominating.  Hell, most are wastelands!

Some great college football minds here..... men you are welcomed to join in and help with good information about the coming season.

Learning but COVERS offers a lot for a gaming man!
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Posted: 4/29/2017 12:24:05 PM
Mark Richt on why he didn't allow the public or TV coverage of Miami's spring scrimmage/game.

"We don't really want to tell people what we're doing, number one."

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Mike Stoops, Kentucky

"Last year, we had to learn to stop beating ourselves.  We weren't going to beat anybody until we stopped beating ourselves."
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Posted: 4/30/2017 7:50:09 AM
I don't know if Nick Saban is the best coach in college football but I would argue he is the best recruiter.  Alabama had nine players drafted in the first 79 picks in the NFL Draft.  Compare that to the entire Big 12 conference combined who produced just three.  The Tide became the first team in draft history with seven players selected during the first 55 picks of the draft and the first with nine players chosen during the first 80 picks.  Twelve players from the SEC were drafted in the first round...4 were from Alabama.  Yeah, the man can recruit...he proves it year-after-year.
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Posted: 5/1/2017 12:09:58 PM
There are coaching changes everywhere in college football, but at Tennessee, the Vols underwent several coaching swaps at the assistant level following an underwhelming 9-4 campaign that featured much loftier goals.  In all, the Vols have five new assistants and two more have been promoted.  Butch Jones knows it's now or never time in Knoxville.  Without at least a SEC East title, his own future might be looking grim.

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Posted: 5/2/2017 8:46:13 AM
Coaches love to go to bowl games but I'm not so sure the university controller does.  Most of the bowls are expensive and cost the schools to play in them.  Check this example out.

Auburn spent more than $2.0 million to send the football team, band, cheerleaders and school officials to New Orleans, for the 2017 Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma.  The total cost was $2,121,811.  Auburn's travel party numbered 794.  Travel cost $150,038 and meals cost $1,040,453.  Auburn was unable to sell 4,626 tickets as part of its allotment of 15,500, at a cost of $711,435.  To make matters worse, the Tigers lost the game.



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Posted: 5/3/2017 11:45:44 AM
Speaking of money spent in college football bowls...consider this little tidbit for the players' families who make the playoffs.

The College Football Playoffs (CFP) will continue to provide $2500 stipends to families of players in this year's semifinals and another $2500 if they are in the National Championship Game.  The stipends are available to 125 players families per school.  Teams who make it to the finals would receive $625,000 each for the families of the players.
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Posted: 5/4/2017 7:21:11 AM
Tim Brewster (former Minnesota coach) didn't hide from taking a shot at Jim Harbaugh and Michigan in a recent tweet. 

"Most draft picks doesn't correlate to winning.....Just ask Michigan! #Orange Bowl Champions!"

Michigan led all schools with 11 draft picks this year.  Brewster now coaches at Florida State who beat Michigan in the Orange Bowl.

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Posted: 5/5/2017 12:53:14 PM
"Damn right they're good.  The Big 12 doesn't get the talent Alabama gets."

Barry Switzer on Alabama. 
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Posted: 5/6/2017 7:08:51 AM
Iowa's strength and conditioning coach makes $595,000 per season.  Alabama's Scott Cochran (my vote for best in the business) will make $535,000 this season.

Other than the head coach, many consider the S&C coach as the most valuable coach on the staff.  He spends more time with the players than any other coach.

Among fans, I guarantee you Scott Cochran is the most popular assistant coach at Alabama.  Pay da man!

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Posted: 5/8/2017 8:09:22 AM
New College Football Coaches for 2017

There are 21 coaches with new teams this season.  Of the 21, I predict 11 will have losing seasons.  They are:

Justin Wilcox, Cal
Luke Fickell, Cincinnati
Randy Edsall, UConn
Lane Kiffin, FAU
Butch Davis, FIU
Jeff Tedford, Fresno St.
Shawn Elliott, Georgia St.
Jay Norvell, Nevada
Jeff Brohm, Purdue
Brent Brennan, San Jose St.

Winning Seasons (9)

Major Applewhite, Houston
Ed Orgeron, LSU
PJ Fleck, Minnesota
Geoff Colins, Temple
Charlie Strong, South Florida
Mike Stanford, Western Ky
Tim Lester, Western Mich
Matt Rhule, Baylor
Tom Herman, Texas


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Posted: 5/9/2017 11:04:49 AM
Heading into the 2017 season, only 4 FBS schools will have the same staff of 9 assistants for at least the third straight year. Florida State, Miami, Oh., Michigan State and Northwestern.

Sidenote:  Northwestern has had the same staff since 2011.  There are 14 more schools bringing back the same staff for the second year in a row.  (Akron, App State, BYU, Miami, Fl., Penn State, Ole Dominion, San Diego State, Troy, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF, Virginia, Virginia Tech).
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Posted: 5/10/2017 7:09:43 AM
Lane Kiffin takes shot at Nick Saban rants on assistant coaches.

"Those things come up, and everybody has different ways of dealing with them," "Its just not really how I do it.  I'm not really big on humiliating assistant coaches in front of everybody.  I write down notes.  In the staff meetings, I explain what we want to get done"


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Posted: 5/11/2017 12:40:59 PM
Coaches love recruiting these states.  Here are the most 2017 NFL Draft picks by state where a player played high school football.

Georgia (29), Florida (27), California (26), Texas (24), Ohio (16), Louisiana (15)


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Posted: 5/12/2017 7:48:30 AM
Amazingly, there are only THREE current head coaches that have been at their current position with their current school for over 13 years.  The short list includes Gary Patterson at TCU, who is in his 17th season, plus Kirk Ferentz at Iowa and Bob Stoops at Oklahoma, who are both in their 19th season.

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Posted: 5/13/2017 10:07:27 AM
"I talk about this to the team all the time; I don't believe in setting goals.  Because once you reach that goal, it's human nature to take a deep breath and say, I've arrived."

James Franklin, Penn State

I have NEVER heard a coach say he did not believe in setting goals.

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Posted: 5/14/2017 7:34:47 AM
Plaque in the Alabama dressing room.

'SIMPLY PUT, FOOTBALL IS EYES, MOVEMENT AND CONTACT.'

Bear Bryant
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Posted: 5/15/2017 7:38:42 AM
Texas offensive coordinator Tim Beck will earn $790,000 this season while defensive coordinator Todd Orlando will make $1.09 million.

The highest paid position coach is Stan Drayton ($455,000) who coaches running backs.
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Posted: 5/15/2017 8:00:01 AM
good stuff!  
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Posted: 5/16/2017 1:27:41 PM
Where these 16 former head coaches are now.  They were either dismissed or retired last year. 

Coach.....(Former School)......New Position

Jim Grobe.....(Baylor).....None
Sonny Dykes..... (California).....TCU Analyst
Tommy Tuberville..... (Cincinnati).....None
Bob Diaco.....(UConn).....Nebraska Defensive Coordinator
Charlie Strong.....(Texas).....South Florida Head Coach
Ron Turner.....(FIU).....None
Tim DeRuyter.....(Fresno State).....Cal Defensive Coordinator
Charlie Partridge.....(FAU).....Pitt Defensive Line Coach
Trent Miles.....(Georgia State).....None
Kevin Wilson.....(Indiana).....Ohio State Offensive Coordinator
Les Miles.....(LSU).....None
Tracy Claeys.....(Minnesota).....None
Brian Polian.....(Nevada).....Notre Dame Special Teams Coach
Mark Helfrich.....(Oregon).....None
Darrell Hazell.....(Purdue).....NFL Vikings WR Coach
Ron Caragher.....(San Jose State).....None



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