On today’s podcast, we pull together the thoughts of nine coaches from the FBS to learn how they evaluate their individual position and units. Evaluation is always important, and maybe even more so in a season that will have less time to prepare players for week 1.
1:14 David Elson, Marian University DC on communication and expectations to set the process.
8:06 Tyrone Nix, current defensive coordinator UTSA on the product that is seen on game day
10:56 Bobby Acosta, former FBS, FCS, D3 coach, current head coach at IMG Academy on evaluation of playmakers and building the offensive line.
14:36 Eric Mele, RB coach Mississippi State, evaluating the measurables for the running backs
19:21 Eric Eidsness, offensive coordinator/QB Coach Northern Illinois, objectivity through specific grading criteria.
26:14 Craig Stutzman, co-offensive coordinator/QB coach Washington State, holistic grading and creating one voice for QB/WR.
31:55 Cody Kennedy, OL coach Tulane, the O-Line Stock Report and evaluating to create chemistry
36:09 Nick Sheridan, offensive coordinator/QB Coach Indiana, being simple in grading tight ends, getting more players above the line ready.
42:04 Scott Fountain, special teams coordinator Arkansas, alignment, assignment, technique and involving assistants.
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