This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring Julian Griffin, the running backs coach at UTSA. Coach Griffin discusses his role as NFL Liaison, his recruiting approach, and the importance of having mentors in the profession. Julian Griffin played wide receiver at ULM from 2008-2012 before becoming a coach at Texas A&M Kingsville. His coaching stops include ULM, Central Methodist, SMU, Arkansas, and is now present at UTSA as the running backs coach. Coach Griffin earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise fitness from ULM in 2012 and his master’s degree in education from Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2015. 2:11 What do NFL scouts look for? 4:07 Experience with PRO Days 6:29 Working with athletes outside of current discipline …
X’s & O’s: Running Back Angle Screen
The key to this screen is timing. The QB must get the ball to the RB in stride, and the OGs must do a great job of blocking in space.
Using Check-Down Routes In Your Drop-Back Passing Game
To keep things simple, we run only two check-down routes with our running back in our drop-back passing concepts: the Hole Route and the Shoot Route.
Zach Kelley: Effectively Coaching Your Running Backs [AFCA Virtual Clinic Series]
In this installment of the AFCA virtual clinic series, Zach Kelley from Cedar Hill High School (TX) discusses running back play and culture.
The Big Back: Filling The Gap Between Full Back & Running Back
The big back is a tough, physical football player who has an unorthodox body type for a primary ball carrier who must run vertically without hesitation.
Running Back Essentials: Switching Hands
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.
Running Back Footwork Fundamentals
Whether your running back is a power back who muscles the ball across the goal line or an ankle-breaking open-field specialist making defenders miss, footwork is fundamental to a strong game. Auburn University running backs coach Tim Horton explains how to get a great start with footwork.