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You Take This Serious

You Take This Serious

“Man, you guys really take this serious.” So said our newly recruited Field Goal /PAT guy from the soccer team. We were on the bus headed to our opponent’s school and he said it out loud, to no one in particular. I just smiled and gave a quick nod. He was a good kid...
Going Up Tempo

Going Up Tempo

Football sure has changed since I played in the 1960’s and coached from the 1970’s into the 21st century. My formula for a winning offense used to be run for 200 and pass for 100. 300 total yards of offense.  That was a pretty good, balanced offense. Of...
What “D” Would I Play Today?

What “D” Would I Play Today?

Defense, whether it’s playing it or coaching it has always been a passion of mine. Don’t get me wrong, when I was a kid I also loved carrying the football and running with it. But I loved playing defense. These days I don’t play any football, of...
One Great or Many Well?

One Great or Many Well?

Many years ago I was in college and worked at a service (gas) station in the evenings. Just to give you an idea of how long ago that was, there was not yet anything called self service gas stations. It was UNLAWFUL to dispense your own gasoline back then. So, I did...
Hold ‘Em Accountable

Hold ‘Em Accountable

Let me begin by saying that I have noticed many coaches (and others) on social media looking for ways to make their players more accountable. So I thought I’d do a little research on the topic and share some things that I found. There’s a lot of good stuff...
Culture or Scheme?

Culture or Scheme?

Many years ago, when I was a head wrestling coach in high school, I decided to make some changes in our program. Now, it wasn’t like we were a bunch of misfits, but wrestling seems to have their share of prima donnas and renegades. It’s the nature of the...