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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...
An Introduction to Today’s Spread Offense

An Introduction to Today’s Spread Offense

One of the really fun things about coaching football is being able to choose what kind of offensive and defensive tactics are going ┬áto be utilized during a season or game. It’s kind of like being the General in a military operation. You sit down with your staff...
Heart of the Wing-T

Heart of the Wing-T

During my twenty eight years of coaching high school football I coached at every level and just about every position. I finished up my last ten years as a defensive coordinator. But I was never a head coach in football. I used to think about being a head coach and...
Beginners Guide to the 3-5-3 Defense

Beginners Guide to the 3-5-3 Defense

Have you noticed the evolution in defenses? I can remember way back in the 1960’s that five, six, and seven man defensive lines were common. The 5-2, 5-3, 6-2, and 7-1 were all utilized. Heck, I can remember a few EIGHT man lines! The NFL had been using the 4-3...