PSSO S4E7 Covering Cover 4 and the Shot Play to take against it.

What are the basics of Cover 4? This one play is the best way to take a shot against it.

This episode marks the fourth episode of our spread offense passing series where am breaking down different coverages and their individual strengths and weaknesses. This week is Cover 4 which is a great coverage for defenses but in my opinion is one of the most difficult for coaches to teach.

Cover 4 can be attacked on the edges but watch out for those squatting Safeties! True cover 4 is a match up coverage like Cover 2 which is why it can be difficult to throw against. Fortunately there are some good options – especially a Shot pass I picked up from Tom Herman that I think you will love! Continue reading “PSSO S4E7 Covering Cover 4 and the Shot Play to take against it.”

CLP Episode 5 – Kevin Swift, Building Championship Programs in a Rural Setting

Kevin Swift is the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Gold Beach High School in Oregon.  Gold Beach is a small rural school, but Swift has managed great success with limited students, finances and facilities.

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Most coaches wish that they had more athletes, more money, more coaches, better facilities and better equipment.  On this episode Swift discusses how he has built state champions in a small school setting, and shares real world examples of how you can do the same thing.  His breadth of experience goes from Southern California college football coach to small school coach in Oregon. Swift shares about many lessons he has picked up along the way as a coach and athletic director. Continue reading “CLP Episode 5 – Kevin Swift, Building Championship Programs in a Rural Setting”

FBCP S03E03 The 1992 Washington Huskies 4-4 Defense Playbook

Tired of watching a great defensive series fall apart on a poor job defending a screen pass? Here’s how to get your 33 Stack Defense ready to stop the Screen Pass.

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The 1992 Washington Huskies 4-4 Defense Playbook is the subject a deep dive look on this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast. And it’s an interesting look. Continue reading “FBCP S03E03 The 1992 Washington Huskies 4-4 Defense Playbook”

QC 122 Coaching Defensive Line Stunts

How do you run your Defensive Line stunts? On the snap or wait to recognize pass sets?

The topic this week for the JDFB Quick Clinic is all about Defensive Line stunts. More specifically, how should you execute those stunts?

Some coaches like to execute the stunt on the snap. Others wait to see the Offensive Line pass set. It all depends on what you’re running those stunts for! Continue reading “QC 122 Coaching Defensive Line Stunts”

TFP 056: The 3 DUMBEST 7 on 7 mistakes YOU can make

It’s that time of the year. The 7 on 7 football season. We all love it as coaches, right?

Sure. If you are running YOUR stuff and trying to make YOUR team better for the regular season…

…but if you aren’t then you are going to have a HORRIBLE time during the regular season.

So, in today’s episode of Talking Football with Coach McKie, I’m going to go over the 3 DUMBEST 7 on 7 mistakes YOU can make.

Hopefully you aren’t making these mistakes…

…you aren’t, right? Because you are too smart for that. Continue reading “TFP 056: The 3 DUMBEST 7 on 7 mistakes YOU can make”

PSSO S4E6 Basics of Cover 3 and How To Attack It

What are the basics of Cover 3? How should you attack it’s weaknesses?

This episode marks the third episode of our spread offense passing series where am breaking down different coverages and their individual strengths and weaknesses. This week is Cover 3 which is one of the easiest coverages to run but unless you really know what your doing, it’s also the easiest in my opinion to beat with the pass. Continue reading “PSSO S4E6 Basics of Cover 3 and How To Attack It”

CLP Episode 4 – Chris Fore, Special Teams Organization

Chris Fore has been a Special Teams Coordinator for 15 years (14 at the high school level and 1 at the Junior College level, which was 2017).  He shares some insight and wisdom from all of that time spent coordinating what he feels is a very important part of the game.

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Fore talks about time prioritization, staffing needs, determining your Special Teams philosophy, organizing your Special Teams throughout the year, during training camp, and the season, as well as many other tidbits to help your team find success in the often overlooked and very important 1/3rd of the game. Continue reading “CLP Episode 4 – Chris Fore, Special Teams Organization”

FBCP S03E02 4-2-5 Defense Foundations

Does your Defense need to tighten up? The 4-2-5 Defense can be a simple a system to let your players play fast.

You need a defense that can easily adapt to any offensive attack. If you’re changing everything from week to week, you’ll be in trouble when your players get confused.

The 4-2-5 Defense System has been built around the Joe Daniel Football motto of Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win. In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, we look at the philosophy and principles that build the foundations of the 4-2-5 Defense. Continue reading “FBCP S03E02 4-2-5 Defense Foundations”

QC 121 Etiquette for Requesting Game Film

Is it taboo to ask other coaches to exchange film? Here’s the right way to do it…

Scouting a big game on the schedule? Want to see how another team runs that play you’re trying to install? All reasons to request a film exchange.

But should you? Is it the right thing to do? And how do you go about asking for game film the right way? This week’s episode of the JDFB Quick Clinic answers a listener question about exchanging film with teams you don’t play. Continue reading “QC 121 Etiquette for Requesting Game Film”

TFP 055: Talking with the Quarterback Whisper Will Hewlett

Do you have a difficult time training your quarterback’s mechanics? Do you want to pick up a couple of quarterback tips for the upcoming season? Do you want to know if you should really trust that quarterback trainer?

Then you need to listen to today’s episode of Talking Football with Coach McKie. Why? Because we are talking to the quarterback whisperer himself – Coach Will Hewlett. Continue reading “TFP 055: Talking with the Quarterback Whisper Will Hewlett”