Screens, RedZone, & Goal-Line Game-Planning: Andy Sowder, Offensive Coordinator at Kent State Univ.

Today on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, we are joined by Kent State University’s Offensive Coordinator, Andy Sowder. Coach Sowder arrived at Kent State after serving as the offensive coordinator at San Jose State and as an offensive quality control coach at the University of Texas. Tune in and learn how Coach Sowder approached his career path. Also learn how to instill a culture of becoming an alpha in your program, the details of game-planning on offense, and how to develop your back-ups.

2:37 Handling the lockdown
3:28 Analyzing this year’s recruits
4:40 Getting into coaching
8:55 Lessons to become a better coach
11:09 Keeping things in perspective
13:07 Being the alpha
14:15 Becoming a winning program
18:06 Training away bad habits
19:48 Coaching tight ends and receivers
21:36 Game-planning for screen plays
24:37 Tendencies
25:09 Game planning in redzone and goal line
29:21 Creativity on defense
29:37 Perimeter blocking
31:24 Installation procedures
32:58 Developing backup players during the season
35:35 Keeping backups engaged
36:30 The winning edge
37:45 Recruiting areas

You can follow Coach Sowder on Twitter here: @CoachAndySowder

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