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Calling it Quits

Posted: May 10, 2020 at 12:27 pm   /   Uncategorized

At the end of this month will cease to exist. The COVID-19 had given me alot of time to take a step back and think. For the first time in nearly 2 decades I have been without football (physically working).  I have been on the phone with college and high school coaches, but being […]

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The Last Dance Series Makes a Great Coaching Point

Posted: April 29, 2020 at 4:19 pm   /   Uncategorized

I am sure many of us has been watching The Last Dance, on EPSN. I like so many was fortunate enough to watch this era of NBA basketball. When it was loaded with household names, and rivalries were fierce. Some of you might be wonder why is a football coach talking about a basketball show? […]

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Options for the Vertical Threat in the 8 (Corner Concept)

Posted: March 13, 2020 at 8:18 am   /   Uncategorized

The 8 Concept in the Air Raid is one of the best Red Zone plays in the book. It can be ran by either the H or Y receiver. It is in someways the “cousin” of 618 (H/Y stick), and a staple play for those that commit to the offense. Inside our Open Grass 6 […]

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What My Coach Taught Me

Posted: January 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm   /   Uncategorized

I made a recent trip back to my hometown, and it brought back some memories. My school building has since been demolished, and the only remnants are the practice field where I learned a lot about the Straight T Offense and myself. It has been exactly 28 years since I stepped into high school for […]

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Undefeated…… Mindset

Posted: April 18, 2019 at 4:45 am   /   Uncategorized

Undefeated is the greatest achievement in a season. It means your record was without error, and you achieved perfection. Each season this is every teams goal. We have seen it several times in college football, and only once in the NFL. Fans can argue recruiting, schedule, conference, and many other variables, but in the end […]

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Effective Coaching with Steve Rutledge

Posted: March 19, 2019 at 2:12 am   /   Uncategorized

This website has afforded me to meet coaches from around the globe. In the business of coaching we learn from our peers, and hearing about other programs is what I really enjoy the most. The relationships we forge are what makes us think deeper and hone our craft. That being said,  I received an inquiry […]

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MaxOne: Secrets from a Championship Program

Posted: January 24, 2019 at 10:14 am   /   Uncategorized

  Secrets from a Championship Program Chippewa Valley High School, Division 1 State Champs in Michigan, Shares Their Secret to success What makes a Championship program?   Great coaching, an accountability culture, driven athletes, and high school athlete’s mobile phones. Wait, what?   Yup, that’s what Terry Wilson, Assistant Football Coach and Strength Coach for […]

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The Run and Shoot

Posted: December 11, 2018 at 8:22 pm   /   Uncategorized

This offense has been a topic of conversation for a long time now. I grew up watching nearly every offense in the NFL run this system. The numbers were staggering and quarterbacks we launching deep bombs down the field to trio’s of receivers. It was fun football, and I grew to love watching Sunday games […]

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Off-Season Tools: Hiring a Digital Director of Football Operations (DFO)

Posted: December 4, 2018 at 7:49 am   /   Uncategorized

Being around and talking with hundreds of coaches every year, it’s easy to get a sense what we want and need. The common denominator in my experience: coaches want more time. Consider for a moment what you could do to improve your program or impact your athletes if you had more time to plan, strategize, […]

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Emotional and Mental Health as a Football Coach

Posted: November 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm   /   Uncategorized

Have you ever been exhausted with the feeling of whew? It seems that you are stressed out, need a break from the normal day to day? The thought crosses your mind how buried you are, and you are in need of time? A former business owner I worked for once told me to guard and […]

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