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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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After All, It Is Just a Game (and it really is)

Posted: August 30, 2018 at 6:37 pm   /   Uncategorized

The faithful coaches are readily awaiting the start of the new season. The hot, humid August days lead up to the grass being illuminated for the 7 o’clock kickoff. New goals, names, and opponents are staring at us daily, and the grind is in full press. The grass is mowed, field painted,  and pads in […]

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Mission Statement: Step Away From the Field

Posted: May 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm   /   Uncategorized

Why did I create this blog? If you have read any of my articles, then you know that I have talked extensively about football. I have covered topics from a scientific sense, a coaching background, and installation/breakdown. I have never explained why I do this website until now. I remember as a young coach sitting at […]

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How to know your Opponent: The Secret to Game Planning

Posted: May 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm   /   Uncategorized

HUDL has been a game changer in the world of high school football. Anyone who can remember going and trading VHS or DVD early on a Saturday morning knows exactly what I mean. The default reports that we all can use, are miles ahead of entering the info into a spreadsheet and running queries. We […]

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So You Want to be Called “Coach”

Posted: March 18, 2018 at 7:47 pm   /   Uncategorized

There are some great coaches in the game today. I do not define this by titles and wins, but player development. In the high school realm, we are the front door for some on their long journey to college and maybe professional status. How do we really coach? What does this enlist? How do we […]

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I Am Crossing the Line…..

Posted: March 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm   /   Uncategorized

Your passion and your purpose must be greater than your challenges. To be successful you have you be willing to work harder, lean more, practice longer, lead better, smile more, and love deeper.  Dabo Swinney  Clemson Tiger Head Coach LOVE DEEPER. You and I live in an age when only a small minority of individuals […]

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Defining a Position Coach

Posted: March 5, 2018 at 6:33 pm   /   Uncategorized

Previously posted for At the beginning of a career every coach wants to be a coordinator. I strictly believe that every young coach should have goals in place and path to reach them, but do not be in a rush to climb the top. Promotions will come from the success of your players in your […]

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The Purest Source of Competitive Advantage

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm   /   Uncategorized

I know that clinic season is upon us, and many coaches are pounding the roads searching for inspiring ideas to implement this off season. We coach in a sport that has finally reached the level of novelty idealogy as the rest of the business world. As we look around there are as many “self-help” books/technology […]

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The Moment I Actually Learned to Coach

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 10:57 pm   /   Uncategorized

I would like to send this question out to all of the coaches currently in college and professional football. I believe this would be a great read. I recently read an article where Mike Leach talked about risks, and it made me think of this instance. The moment I really learned to coach for the […]

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