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Avoid a Quarterback Controversy – An Objective System for Grading Your Quarterbacks

In the spring and fall of 2010, we had a heated battle for the starting quarterback position.  Our three-year starter was graduating and we had three freshmen battling to be in the number one spot at the beginning of their sophomore year.  That year I used three criteria to help me objectively distinguish the starter…

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Position Coach Playlists

We have had so many incredible coaches on the podcast over the past five years that it’s sometimes difficult to find the podcast you are looking for. We organized those into playlists so you can find the episode or if you are new to the podcast, listen to those that are focused on a certain…

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It’s clinic season!

It’s clinic season! Last year saw just about every clinic go virtual because of the pandemic.  It’s definitely exciting to see the in-person coming back for 2022 and be able to get together with coaches in the same room, talk ball, enjoy a cold beverage, and network. While that part – the camaraderie and fellowship…

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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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