Here is today’s podcast – it is a bit scattered as I have a busy day today with the family and just now carved out some time to record something.
Some issues we discussed were:
The POV articles of the week.
The NCAA rules governing fall camps and practices.
Preseason practice guidelines:
For days in which institutions schedule a two-a-day practice, live contact practices are only allowed in one practice. A maximum four (4) live contact practices may occur in a given week, and a maximum of 12 total may occur in preseason. Only three practices (scrimmages) would allow for live contact in greater than 50 percent of the practice schedule.
Inseason practice guidelines:
Inseason is defined as the period between six (6) days prior to the first regular-season game and the final regular-season game or conference championship game (for participating institutions). There may be no more than two (2) live contact practices per week.
And I mentioned the coach at St. Johns College in Minnesota, John Gagliardi, who preaches teamwork and executing football over hitting and tackling.
Gagliardi’s coaching is predicated on “Winning with No’s,” and it has created a football utopia at St. John’s, where he has a record of 439-119-10 and has made 23 postseason appearances and won 26 conference titles.
Gagliardi also insists that everyone call him John instead of Coach.
“We don’t have no mission statements, no big philosophy,” Gagliardi said. “We just do it.”
Hey, you never know right?
We discussed not overlooking Villanova and then, most importantly, I asked you to let me know ASAP what questions you would like answers to… or what specifics you would like me to concentrate on while I’m on the Southside on Tuesday.
NOTE: Here is a good article about school’s fall camps...