Coach’s Opinion: How to Best Utilize your QUARTERBACK

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One of the most common questions I get on the clinic circuit is: “What do you do if you don’t have a running quarterback?” Of course I would like to have a quarterback that throws like Montana and runs like Jim Brown but somehow those guys are kind of rare. So a key ingredient to a successful offense is to …

For Coaches and Everyone: PROPER GOAL SETTING

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The beginning of the new year is always a great opportunity for sitting down and setting goals for the year. As a head football coach, I met with every player on the team for 30 to 45 minutes to discuss their goals. This took basically the whole month of January to complete, but it was time well invested. Most young …

Coach’s Opinion: Making the MOST out of your PRACTICES

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Regardless of what scheme you run, the greatest way to improve your team is in practice. The more productive the practices, the more productive your offense will be. One of the most important jobs a head coach has is to make practices as productive as possible. This doesn’t happen without carefully planning your scheme. When putting together your offense, you …

How to Use Meaningful Stats to Improve Your Football Program

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I’ve spent a lot of time talking about which stats are “meaningful stats” — the ones that are important — and which stats are “ESPN stats,” or meaningless ones. How many times have you heard an announcer proclaim that Joe Blow just threw for a school record of 500 yards, and oh, by the way, his team is losing!? Or how …

Coaching the Coaches: Universal Truths of Offensive Football

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A note from Charles Fischer: Today we begin a new Saturday article series, “Coaching the Coaches,” to help teach the young coach to learn from veterans. This article is written by a highly successful college coach, who gives us an inside perspective football fans don’t get to see.  The wisdom of what you read below cannot be measured, and you will learn so …

The Coach’s Corner: The Law Of Details

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A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful college coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t get to see, the direct perspective of the coach. We encourage other coaches that are interested in possibly writing guest columns providing their unique insight to please contact us. For now, here is Coach Tony …