The Secret Sauce of Special Teams: Erik Link, Special Teams Coordinator at the Univ. of Missouri

Today on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast we welcome in the University of Missouri’s special teams coordinator Erik Link onto the show. After spending the last two seasons as the special teams coordinator at Louisiana Tech and Appalachian State respectively, Coach Link joined head coach Eliah Drinkwitz at Missouri. Tune in and learn what Coach Link believes is the “secret sauce” when it comes to special teams. Also learn what Coach Link teaches his players about the value of special teams and what he looks for in recruits.

2:48 Opportunity at Missouri
3:50 Importance of special teams
10:01 Winning the game with the hands team
11:15 The team and the individual
20:28 Special teams in recruiting
23:03 Being a special teams coordinator
26:20 Recruiting areas

You can follow Coach Link on Twitter here: @CoachErikLink

Related Content:

– Running a Pro-Tempo Style Offense: Eliah Drinkwitz, Head Coach at the University of Missouri: https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/running-a-pro-tempo-style-offense-eliah-drinkwitz-head-coach-at-the-university-of-missouri
– Continuing Learning & Growth at the FBS Level: Rick Jones, Senior Assistant at the Univ. of Missouri: https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/continuing-learning-growth-at-the-fbs-level-rick-jones-senior-assistant-at-the-univ-of-missouri

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