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Turnaround an Offense with Tempo – Keith Barefield, Analyst Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

When taking over Quincy University’s under performing offense in 2019, Keith Barefield made two key decisions. First, he simplified progressions to what he called “either-or” decisions. Next, he made high tempo the default for the offense. In this Quickcast, Barefield, now an analyst for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, explains the steps they took to make…

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Defensive Line- Good eyes and fanatical effort- Jeremy Hawkins, Defensive Line Coach EKU

On today’s podcast, Host Keith Grabowski is joined by Jeremy Hawkins, the defensive line coach at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to taking his current position at EKU, Hawkins coached at Mercer, LSU and UAB. He joins Grabowski today to talk about his journey through coaching and about defensive line play. Show Notes: 1:13 Hawkins coaching…

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Clinic Season kicks off – can’t miss speakers

Tomorrow the clinic season begins with the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Virtual Clinic and they have put together a tremendous line-up with over 130 speakers! There’s something for every coach on your staff.  Let’s start with the headliners: Northwestern Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald shares “The Wildcat Way.” He has them to the top…

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Double your hits, hurries, and sacks on the QB

When I was coaching at Baldwin Wallace University, our defensive coordinator had a pretty simple philosophy for disrupting the opponents passing game, and I’d hear this coaching point often, “The quarterback can’t pass if he’s on his a–!” I can’t argue with that.  It’s true! The best way to disrupt the timing and rhythm of…

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Coaching RB Reads- David Walker, Retired NFL Coach

Joining host Keith Grabowski on today’s podcast is former NFL Runningback Coach, David Walker. Having been a prolific college running back at Syracuse, Walker went back to his roots for his first college coaching career where he served as the Orange RB coach from 1995-03. After his time at Syracuse, he went on to Pittsburgh…

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The Heart of Coaching- Bryan McKenzie, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

On today’s Coach and Coordinator Podcast, host Keith Grabowski is joined by Bryan McKenzie. Bryan was a former NFL player before he started bounding around the coaching ranks at a variety of levels across the country. McKenzie currently works with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as 3D Coaching. He joins the podcast today…

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America’s 1st Virtual Coach- Brad Dal Bon, Homer High School

On today’s podcast, Coach Brad Dal Bon joins host Keith Grabowski to talk about the concept of virtual coaching. Dal Bon is the Outside Linebackers Coach at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska but lives and coaches from California. In today’s covid climate, working virtually has become a way of life and Dal Bon has…

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals for Football Coaches

Black Friday Deals Portal – 96 Deals For Football Coaches I’ve been searching the web and these are some of the best deals out there from and for football coaches. 2 Truths about Coaches, we love saving $, and getting any edge we can. Hope this helps! Please reply back and other deals and I…

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Alcorn State RPO’s- Offensive Coordinator, Elliott Wratten and Wide Receivers Coach, Jason Phillips

On today’s podcast, host Keith Grabowski is joined by two members of the Alcorn State University offensive coaching staff. Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach, Elliott Wratten, and Wide Receivers Coach, Jason Phillips, have helped revolutionize the RPO game by developing their own system. In this podcast, they speak with Grabowski about what makes their…

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Game Plan Your Next Job- Interviewing Through Zoom, Chris Fore, Coach Interview Expert

On today’s episode, host Keith Grabowski is joined by Chris Fore, former High School Football Coach and Athletic Director and currently a Principal at Palmdale Space Academy. Chris is an expert in the field of resumes, cover letters and references. Fore has even authored his own book titled “An Insider’s Guide to Scoring Your Next…

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