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Inside The Headset: Matt Drinkall [PODCAST]

On this episode of Inside the Headset, we speak with Kansas Wesleyan University Head Coach Matt Drinkall about his “Power Spread” offensive philosophy, using efficiency cut-ups in game-planning, and get his take on the MJ versus LeBron debate.

After a career-ending injury as a player at the University of Iowa, Drinkall began his coaching career as a student assistant for the Hawkeyes (2001-2002). His first full-time position was coaching receivers and serving as the defensive coordinator at Bettendorf (Iowa) HS  (2003-2005). Coach Drinkall coached tight ends at Western Illinois (2006-2007), and while at St. Ambrose (2008-2013), he was able to coach receivers, the offensive line, and he had play-calling experience as the offensive coordinator. In 2014, Drinkall was hired as the head coach at KWU.

  • [0:36] Start of interview
  • [0:57] Becoming a student-assistant at Iowa
  • [5:14] Benefits of having a young coaching staff
  • [10:03] Riding a dirt bike to work
  • [12:10] Wrestling as entertainment and social media
  • [15:01] Hiring a Director of Player Morale
  • [18:48] Creating and using efficiency cut-ups in game-planning
  • [23:22] Philosophy behind KWU’s “Power Spread”
  • [31:24] Incorporating tags to take shots off base plays
  • [34:48] Carrying only a few plays offensively
  • [37:47] Utilizing sprint-out pass concepts
  • [46:45] “Embrace Debate” – Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

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