This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring Northern Arizona University’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Aaron Pflugrad. Coach Pflugrad takes us through his coaching philosophy, talks about quarterback recruiting, and shares the impact his father had on his coaching journey.
Coach Pflugrad played the first two years of his college career at the University of Oregon and his final two at Arizona State where he collected a slew of prestigious awards. Following his college career Coach Pflugrad signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles and played in the UFL with the Omaha Nighthawks in 2012.
[0:24] Start of Interview
[1:00] Growing up as a college coach’s kid
[3:05] When did you decide you wanted to be a college football coach?
[4:38] Coaching with your dad, “what has that experience been like?”
[6:19] Managing a professional relationship with a family dynamic in the coaches room
[7:34] What coach do you look to when you need help with your position group? + Quarterback Coaching Strategy
[10:26] Putting Your Offense Together
[12:26] Recruiting at the FCS Level
[15:01] What are you looking for when reviewing a quarterbacks film and when you meet them face-to-face?
[17:41] What will this generation of quarterbacks look like?
[19:51] QBs, does height matter?
[21:07] How do you keep your offense motivated from week to week?
[23:07] Social Media
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