Analyzing the XFL: Sam Schwartzstein, XFL Director of Football Operations

Today on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast we welcome in Sam Schwartzstein, the XFL’s Director of Football Operations, Innovation and Strategy. Schwartzstein played college football at Stanford from 2008 to 2014, including playing in the Fiesta Bowl and the Rose Bowl. Tune into this episode to learn how the XFL used analytics, fan appeal, and safety guidelines to help construct rules to make the XFL a new brand of football.

2:47 Pathway to XFL
5:08 Taking a different approach
8:00 Blitz formula
10:14 Other successful concepts
14:03 Future of kickoffs
17:36 Onside kicks
19:52 4th downs
24:45 Shortening the game
30:44 Meaningless plays
33:07 Learning from the XFL
35:19 Giant beer-snake
37:22 Favorite XFL rule change

You can follow Sam on Twitter here: @schwartzsteins

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