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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...


October 2, 2009

Football: D-line techniques and drills from the 43 defense

Coaching is a world of give and take. I know that in my last years as a coach, I have certainly bent the ears of many great coaches in developing my philosophies and techniques of defensive line play. I have been fortunate in finding coaches who a...


October 2, 2009

Climbing the Mountain Top

Rich Rodriguez returned to his roots and has West Virginia on the fast track to national prominence.  Football Coach Rich RodriguezCOACH: You grew up a Mountaineers fan, having been raised in Grant Town, just a half-hour away from West Virg...


October 2, 2009

Blue Man Group

While they may play on the fabled blue turf and are perceived as offensive tricksters, Chris Petersen’s Boise State football program takes pride in its blue collar approach. [caption id="attachment_9676" align="alignright" width="150"] Petersen ...


October 2, 2009

Turning wide receivers into ‘primetime players’

[caption id="attachment_14629" align="aligncenter" width="501"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Although it may only be an issue of semantics, I have never liked the idea of labeling a player a “big play” wide receiver. All players, including w...


October 2, 2009

Ball disruptions in football: Winning with defense

At Apache Junction High School in Arizona, we believe our defense has as much responsibility as our offense in winning football. We try to achieve this by creating turnovers and scoring points. We have had considerable success at this and once led th...


October 2, 2009

The Big Cheese

He’s beloved in the Dairy State and revered in the Big Ten but it’s about time Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan receive overdue national recognitionCOACH: You began playing basketball at an early age as your father, Butch, coached youth baseball...


October 2, 2009

The Gold Standard

U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Coach Anne DonovanAs one of the most highly decorated women’s basketball players in U.S. history, Hall of Famer Anne Donovan will lead the charge at the Beijing Olympic Games.COACH: You were born and raised...