May 22

Monthly Q&A with Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz

SUPER SPRING SPECIAL ON THE LEGENDARY AIR RAID SYSTEM    Once a month, legendary football coach Lou Holtz will respond to your questions. This month the question is from Bob Korenic, an assistant coach at Lowellville High School in Ohio. Question: “I’ve been an assistant coach at a small school that has struggled over the …

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May 19

Beyond The Scoreboard – Hold the Mayo

Beyond The Scoreboard Hold the Mayo By Eddie Fields, Teacher and Coach Space Coast High School, Cocoa, FL I love cheeseburgers…irrationally love the things. The best one I ever had came from a Mexican joint in Fayetteville, North Carolina. When I show up to a restaurant, I don’t even look at the menu. I order …

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May 18

Inside Veer: How Adding a TE Gives You an Advantage on the Defense (Part II)

Inside Veer: How Adding a TE Gives You and Advantage on the Defense (Part II) By Payton Haynes, Offensive Coordinator, Luther College 3-4 Defense – Adding TE to the playside Adding a TE to the playside of the formation against a 3-4 or an odd front defense can give you an extra blocker to help …

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May 17

Inside Veer – How Adding a TE Gives You an Advantage on the Defense (Part I)

SUPER SPRING SPECIAL on the LEGENDARY AIR RAID SYSTEM     Inside Veer – How Adding a TE Gives You an Advantage on the Defense (Part I) By Payton Haynes, Offensive Coordinator, Luther College Inside veer will allow you to always have a numbers advantage on the defense no matter what defense you see in …

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May 16

Simplexity: An Approach to Re-Engineering Your Offensive and Defensive Structure (Part II)

Simplexity: An Approach to Re-Engineering Your Offensive and Defensive Structure (Part II) By Scott Mueller, Offensive Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis Former veteran coach Jon Gruden once said, “What you want to do on offense is present the illusion of sophistication but all-in-all remain very simple and basic.” I disagree with Gruden on his …

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May 15

Simplexity: An Approach to Re-Engineering Your Offensive and Defensive Structure (Part I)

Simplexity: An Approach to Re-Engineering Your Offensive and Defensive Structure (Part I) By Scott Mueller, Offensive Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis A few weeks ago a former player and current scout for one of the top organizations in football stopped by to catch up. We had an interesting conversation that I’d like to share …

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May 12

Five Ways Football Benefits from Volunteer Coaches

By Scott Hallenbeck, USA Football CEO & Executive Director Volunteer coaches are the cornerstone to football. They are key contributors to the sport and help make it a gratifying experience for student-athletes. Without them, the game could not be played. Many local communities rely on individuals who can devote time from their busy workdays, weekends …

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May 11

Never Too Late to Get Better….Planning Spring, Pre-season, and Prepping for Game 1

Never Too Late to Get Better….Planning Spring, Pre-season, and Prepping for Game 1 The following article was written by veteran football coach David Buchanan and is excerpted from his book, “Black Shoes and White Shoestrings.”   One of the reasons I stay in coaching football is I believe this is my best chance to be …

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May 10

Quarterback Play in the Triple Option Offensive Attack (Part III)

Quarterback Play in the Triple Option Offensive Attack (Part III)   By Greg Webster, Offensive Coordinator Springfield College Pitch Reads Crashing key: Based off of pre-snap alignment and body demeanor with inside foot up, tight to the LOS the quarterback will think pull pitch verses a crashing key. Pull pitch to protect the quarterback as …

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May 09

Quarterback Play in the Triple Option Offensive Attack (Part II)

      Quarterback Play in the Triple Option Offensive Attack (Part II) By Greg Webster, Offensive Coordinator Springfield College As stated before, we give the quarterback rules on when to pull and give the football. However, it is important to note that the more comfortable the quarterback becomes with the mesh, the better he …

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