That’d be DJ Mike Gruden, son of Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden, oft-rumored to be the future Tennessee coach. According to his LinkedIn profile, Mike is expected to graduate next year from Tennessee with a degree in Business Marketing. In the meantime, here he is DJing for Tennessee fans before the Vols’ 24-0 win over UTEP. And as per is customary, here’s his Soundcloud.
Fleet-footed big-man alert
C. Wright run for 9 yds
Georgia Southern found one way to move the ball against the vaunted Clemson defensive line in a 38-7 loss. C.J. Wright, a 6-0, 290-pound freshman nose tackle, had 20 yards on five carries for the Eagles. It wasn’t Wright’s first time carrying the ball, as he was an all-state running back as a junior in high school in Sylvania, Georgia.
Sideline Doodad Watch
Tom Rinaldi and College GameDay look at the hottest trends in sideline gimmicks.
Tom Rinaldi defends the Miami Hurricanes as the rightful owners of the turnover chain.
We’re not quite sure what this giant boombox is for yet, but we’re intrigued.
— MSU Football 🏈 (@HailStateFB) September 15, 2018
We see what you did there, Beavers.
OREGON STATE HAS A TURNOVER CHAINSAW! pic.twitter.com/RIVFTDtTjE
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 16, 2018
Houston’s helping hand
As games across the Southeast are canceled, rescheduled or moved due to Florence, the Houston Cougars are repaying the love a year after Harvey flooded their campus and schools across the country pitched in to help them.
One year ago the nation helped our city. Now it is our turn.
We are asking you to help fill the @UHCougarFB truck Monday with supplies to be sent to the East Coast.
— Houston Athletics (@UHCougars) September 14, 2018
The Lane Train is back!
Not much more to say. The minitrain with Lane Kiffin’s face on it is driving around to get you hyped for Saturday’s game against Bethune-Cookman. Get a load of this: FAU likes to say “Owl aboard” the train because they’re the Owls and it sounds like “all.”
— Chalupa Batman (@TheNoahGoldberg) September 14, 2018
Break out the black unis
Wake Forest wore all black in Thursday night’s 41-34 loss to Boston College.
— Wake Forest Football (@WakeFB) September 13, 2018
Oregon is going with a matte-black helmet on all-black unis with “electric green” numbers and accents.
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) September 13, 2018
It’ll be Utah’s 11th annual blackout game for the Utes’ big Pac-12 After Dark matchup against No. 10 Washington.
⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️All Black Everything⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/WCMlYzddtm
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) September 11, 2018
Even more Utah news
Come help @WeberStateU set a world record at the groundbreaking Saturday for the new athletic complex on the north end of Stewart Stadium.
Groundbreaking is at 5:00 prior to the 6:00 @weberstatefb kickoff.
— Weber State Wildcats (@weberstate) September 12, 2018
There are always big stakes on college football Saturdays, but Weber State is talking world records over there in Ogden, Utah.
The school is breaking ground on a new football facility an hour before kickoff against South Dakota at Stewart Stadium. And if enough fans show up, they could set the world record for “most people taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony.” The current record, according to the Guinness people, is 6,256 for the start of construction for the San Jose Earthquakes’ MLS stadium.
So Weber State is promising big doings: Every fan “will have a chance to turn some dirt,” and the first 6,500 to show up get commemorative mini shovels.
The Ogden Standard-Examiner notes that last season’s highest attendance was 6,876, for a home playoff game. So they’ll need some commitment. But the playoff game also probably didn’t even have dirt and tiny shovels.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A coach goes home to his alma mater … in Michigan … and becomes known for his attire.
Alma College’s Jason Couch is in his first season as a college head coach but is already the best-dressed coach in America (take notes, Harbs). Scottish heritage is a big deal in the city of Alma, Michigan, which calls itself “Scotland, USA.” The college has an official Alma College Tartan, which is registered in Aberdeen, Scotland, and worn by the Scots’ Kiltie Marching Band, their mascot, Scotty, and Couch, an alum of the school, who pulls it off beautifully.
The Scots play at Concordia University Wisconsin on Saturday, so we’ll see if Couch rocks the kilt on the road.