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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...
Secondary Play Has Changed!

Secondary Play Has Changed!

I’ve been out of coaching for awhile (I’m still a big fan) but I have sure noticed that defensive back play is different than when I coached. We were basically a cover 3 team, meaning our secondary played in the standard three-deep zone shell (rush four,...
Triple Option Is Beast

Triple Option Is Beast

As long as I can remember, even when I was a kid, I’ve loved option football. First of all, I loved the running game whether it was offense or defense. Defense, you ask? Yeah, I loved the ruggedness of a player running through the line, several defenders making...
Why Unbalanced?

Why Unbalanced?

It was 1978 and I was in my first real football coaching job. I was an assistant freshman football coach but I got to be on the sideline of the varsity team on Friday nights to be available for odds and ends duties like repairing equipment during the game, help watch...