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Phil Longo on Instinctiveness: Play the Best Eleven

A coach’s job is to get the best eleven on the field. But who are they? North Carolina Offensive Coordinator Phil Longo says it’s the guys who can play instinctively.

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Next Man Up with Brian Kight

This week on the leadership journey series, Keith and Brian talk about the idea of the next man up. They use E+R=O (Events + Responses = Outcome) to determine how coaches and players become the next man up.

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No Sweat Thursday and Fast Friday

Made popular by UCLA Head Coach Chip Kelly, No Sweat Thursdays and Fast Fridays are being used more and more by teams looking to optimize gameday performance.

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3 Tips on Installing Procedures and Running an Uptempo Offense

The procedures coaches use to operate must be installed early in camp in order to play fast as part of an offensive attack. 

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Protect the Team

Super Bowl winning head coach Mike Shanahan presents an important idea. It is vital to a team avoiding unnecessary injuries that put the team’s season in jeopardy.

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

The quarterback is the most visible position on the field. Choosing the right starter is critical to team success.

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Position Coach Playlists

We have had so many incredible coaches on the podcast that we organized them into playlists focused on certain positions to make it easy to find the most useful information.

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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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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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