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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.

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...

October 2, 2009

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Notre Dame has entrusted alum Charlie Weis as the man to recapture the football program’s proud legacyCOACH: You were born in Trenton, NJ in 1956 and graduated from Middlesex (NJ) High School. What was your childhood like? What sports did you p...

October 2, 2009

Man of the (Big) House

Lloyd Carr presides over the nation’s all-time winningest college football programCOACH: You were born in 1945 in Hawkins County, TN, before your family moved to Riverview, MI, when you were 10. Talk about your childhood. How did you pass the t...

October 2, 2009

Game Planning Your Defensive Coverages

Probably the most vital decision you will have to make in your game planning is what kind of key coverages to use. Most of them will fit into one of the four basic types: zone, man to man, combination, or blitz.We realize that most defenses will use ...

October 2, 2009

Friday Night Lights

Todd Dodge has maintained and enhanced the longstanding tradition at Southlake (TX) Carroll HighA Friday night game at Southlake Carroll HighCOACH: Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like?DODGE: I grew up in Port Arthur, which is along th...

October 2, 2009

Football: Drills to develop man coverage skills for defensive backs

Man-to-man coverage begins with the proper alignment of the defensive backs to the receivers at the line of scrimmage (LOS). This normally places the corner backs 5 to 7 yards off of the LOS, with an inside shade on the receivers. At the snap of the ...

October 2, 2009

Football: Training your linemen in the 43 defense

Click here to read part one of this article. There are four basic combination blocks that we cover in our daily practices. Depending on the type of offense we face each week, we determine which ones to put more emphasis on — double team, scoop-o...