A Legendary Coach Explains Cristobal to Fans: Win with STRATEGY, Not Scoring

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We have been very fortunate to have a legendary coach share some of his thoughts with us. Coach Tony DeMeo (who has won a ton of college football games) gives presentations to coaches and businesses in his retirement. Also, he has contributed a number of articles to this site, and his most recent article will form the background for this article …

Analytics vs. Common Sense: For Coaches Making the BIG DECISIONS

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A treat we have today is an article written by legendary coach Tony DeMeo for other coaches, yet it is useful for us to regard when we judge coaching decisions as Oregon fans. Coaching is harder than it looks, and Coach DeMeo covers one of the new, higher profile coaching tools in the game of football today. Charles Fischer The …

Coach’s Opinion: “How BIG should the PLAYBOOK be?”

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My friends, legendary coach Tony DeMeo offers wisdom about planning your team’s plays for coaches, allowing fans to observe what coaches should be striving for. This is part of our ongoing football education, and it is fun to ponder these morsels of football truth.  Charles Fischer The single greatest lesson that I have learned in coaching is not how many …

OVERMATCHED: Winning as Goliath

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My friends, Coach Tony DeMeo continues to share his 40 years of coaching with our readers (both fans and coaches). This time he writes about when your team is highly favored going into, say, a Southern Utah-type of game. It will be a while before Oregon is back in the position of being a Goliath, but those games appear every …

Is a GREAT Player also a CHAMPION?

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(The two major players above: who was a great player, and who was a CHAMPION?  Charles Fischer) A player can be a great player but not a champion. How can that be? How can a player have record-breaking statistics, yet not be a champion? What is that magic ingredient or special trait that allows a player to wear a champion’s …

Getting “Politricks” Out of College Football

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I didn’t think that the fantastic 2016 College Football Season could get screwed up but, I underestimated the damage a committee could do to a relatively simple process. I forgot that committees are made up of individual egos and a collective ego. These egos must tell the world that they are in control. They will decide, regardless of facts. “A camel …

Coach’s Opinion: Welcome to “Snowflake” Football

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The NCAA has just outlawed “two-a-days” in pre-season football practice and next, they will probably outlaw any physical contact to complete the sissyfication of the last bastion of masculinity and toughness in American education: football. The NCAA does this all in the name of safety to eliminate debate because any coach that argues against these sissy rules is a barbarian …