On this episode of Inside the Headset, we take a road trip to Austin, Texas, to speak with Mack Brown, legendary former head coach for the University of Texas Longhorns.
From FBS all the way to High School, there are times when you are limited in your schemes based on your personnel. Provide your players with a toolbox of schemes, including quarters coverage, they can use to put themselves in the best position possible based upon their skills and the skills of their opponent.
Changing hands as a ball carrier is a necessary, yet oft-neglected or overlooked skill, at the high school level for a running back, quarterback and wide receiver.
If it’s said that we hang our hat on one running play, that play would most definitely be the Power. Last season, we called the Power 231 times for a 4-yard average, which in our world great. Here, we’ll outline the Power and some of its variations.
As offenses have evolved to using more 3 and 4 WR formations over the last several years, the fullback position has been declared nearly extinct. Today, in order to run plays that require a fullback, you may need to combine the tight end and fullback positions into one.
On this episode of Inside the Headset, we are joined by David Cutcliffe, head coach at Duke, to talk about his philosophy & how it’s changed over the years, and later, AFCA Executive Director Todd Berry to discuss upcoming NCAA rule changes & proposals.
The most efficient concept we use in our empty QB run package is our 3×1 Saint concept (See Diagrams 1 & 2). It allows us to take advantage of Cover-4 and Cover-2 looks where the boundary safety or corner is aggressively filling for run.
Brown University has some of the highest academic standards in the country, but head strength and conditioning coach Brandon O’Neall intends to raise the culture in the weight room to an even more elite level.
On this episode of Inside the Headset, we are joined by Steve Farmer, offensive line coach for Utah State University. Coach Farmer details the way he approaches organization and game-planning as he talks through each day of a typical game week.
There are individual techniques specific to outside linebackers and inside linebackers, but on a daily basis both units will go through a few core everyday linebacker drills together.
American football continues its march toward global relevance as larger and larger leagues expand in Europe, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and China.
Coaches hear it all the time. The drills you’re running need to translate well to the field. The same is true of the weight room. That’s why Scott Sinclair, MSCC, director of strength and conditioning for the University of Georgia football program, believes in squatting heavy and squatting often.