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Adjustment Series Week 3 – Red Zone

Hopefully your team is finding success in the Red Zone. It can make a huge difference in any game. The red zone requires some thoughts and adjustments on both sides of the ball. For the offense, vertical space is decreasing and causes them to adjust their route concepts. They look for formations and routes that…

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Big Game Takeaways – Ohio State vs. Minnesota

Three Takeaways from Ohio State vs. Minnesota This game was nearly what Bob Stoops predicted in the pre game show stating that he saw it as Ohio State 42 – Minnesota 28.  He was 3 points off on each.  And while the result may have been expected, the takeaways give coaches plenty to learn from. …

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Adjustment Series Week 1 -Add Stressors

On Monday’s each week throughout the season, after a weekend of watching football, I will discuss adjustments on offense, defense, and special teams as well as discussion of adding wrinkles.  We will also discuss how these changes can be implemented in practice. A few seasons ago I was talking with a coach on my podcast…

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Control the Game – Work with Officials

As coaches we work so hard to be sure we have taken care of every detail. It is critical for the success of our team. However, too many times I’ve seen a sideline that is in chaos with players and coaches yelling at officials. This is something that we need to eliminate in order to…

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The Race for Growth – Sean Payton, Head Coach, New Orleans Saints

From the Louisiana Football Coaches Association Clinic moderated by Keith Grabowski. New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton tells a story about a time when he was at Miami of Ohio and went to spend time at the Pittsburgh Steelers learning about the running game.  While he was there Dick LeBeau shared a zone pressure…

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Creating Roles For More Players – Justin Hamilton, Defensive Coordinator, Virginia Tech

Today’s Quickcast is form a clinic talk which Keith moderated at Lauren’s First and Goal Clinic. Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton talks about a changing landscape of college football and how coaches must adapt or die. To do this, he sees that it’s necessary to rethink how players fit within a system and find…

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Coach Profile: Who is Kyle Segler?

The Inspiration to Coach: Segler is a fourth generation coach. His grandfather coached college and high school basketball.  His father was a basketball coach at the collegiate and high school level, and his brother is a college basketball coach. While he didn’t follow the hoops coaching path, he grew up being around people and having…

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Navigating a Coaching Transition- Kyle Segler, TE’s Coach, UMASS

Today on the Coach and Coordinator podcast, host Keith Grabowski welcomes the new Tight Ends Coach at the University of Massachusetts, Kyle Segler. Coach Segler has had multiple stops on his 12 year coaching career including at Marshall, Louisiana Monroe, Sam Houston State and Lon Morris College. Segler has mostly coached the tight ends and…

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“Connection” from Season 1 With Brian Kight

From Season 1 of the Leadership Journey: Brian Kight and Keith Grabowski team up for this special Leadership Journey edition of the Coach and Coordinator podcast. Keith and Brian Kight discuss building connections in today’s podcast. 1:17 Breaking down the word “connection” 4:32 Relationships are built around 3 things 7:50 Players want to know if…

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Making Gains Year Round – Brian Hess, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, UNC

Today’s episode is a session from Lauren’s First and Goal Clinic which Keith moderated. Brian Hess, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at UNC, shares the Tarheels’ approach to making gains year round, including during competition periods. He talks about how they look at the year and understand the demands of practice so their players are…

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