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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

Lacrosse: Getting the most from the 2-3-1 formation

One of the more familiar formations in lacrosse at any level is the 2-3-1, but just because it’s familiar doesn’t mean it’s fully understood. It's critical for head coaches to firmly grasp the concepts behind this formation before trying to ...


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...