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January 29, 2010

Smoke The Defense

It’s third and long, an obvious pass situation for your team. Or it’s first and 10 for your pass-oriented team. Your opponent is coming with a heavy rush, including blitzes and stunts, to pressure the quarterback. There are more rushers t...


January 29, 2010

Rescuing The Defensive Back

4 tips & 6 drills for better secondary playRecent styles of offenses have forced defensive schemes to change. New defenses, like the 3-3-5, 3-5-3 or modified 40 fronts have emerged in response to the shift in today’s offensive philosophy to...


January 29, 2010

Quarterbacking: “The Ritual”

The Quarterbacking “Ritual” can easily become a 20-30 minute practice routine, as well as being reduced/condensed to a pre-game routine.This is something we work on at every practice. As the season goes on, I reduce the repetitions and sp...


January 29, 2010

Football: Punt returns by the ‘100s’

One of our major convictions as a football team is that our punt-block team can make a difference. We call that team the "100s." It applies pressure on every snap with a 10-man front, but we do not try to block every punt. We just want the threat to ...


January 29, 2010

Ascending Rocky Top: Lane Kiffin talks Tennessee football

The first-year Tennessee coach has taken the SEC by storm — before coaching a single game The No. 1 recruit in the nation has signed. The 2009 recruiting class is ranked No. 10 in the country according to Rivals.com. The coaching staff is regarded...


January 29, 2010

Football: Principles, progressions of the linebacker position

We teach our linebackers how to play our style of football with a progression that we use at practice, spring drills and early-preseason practice. Stance [caption id="attachment_24713" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo: Mike Morbeck[/caption] ...


January 29, 2010

Wells Resigns As Savannah State U Football Coach

Robby Wells, the first white football coach at the historically black college, Savannah State, resigned unexpectedly Thursday. Wells, 41, was 7-15 in two seasons.http://savannahnow.com/sports/2010-01-29/savannah-state-football-coach-robby-wells-resig...


January 28, 2010

Eastern Washington To Install Red Turf Football Field

Eastern Washington University, a Division I-AA school, released a plan Wednesday calling for the installation of a red playing surface for its football stadium. Now, Boise State won’t be the only school with a field that’s not green. Clic...


October 2, 2009

On the War (Eagle) Path

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville has every right to be mad after his program was denied a shot at its first national title. Instead, he’s focused on guiding the Tigers to the BCS Championship Game and leaving no doubts. Todd J. Van Emst, ...


October 2, 2009

Man on a Mission

J.T. Curtis, Jr. has maintained the academic/athletic excellence and tradition set forth by his late father, John Sr., at John Curtis Christian High School (River Ridge, LA) en route to becoming the second winningest H.S. football coach in the countr...