CLP Episode 29 – Offensive Game Planning, Coaching in College vs High School and more!

Coach Fore interviews Jason McManus, the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  We talk about offensive game planning, the differences between college (where he spent 15 years before high school coaching) and more!

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1985 Houston Gamblers Run & Shoot Playbook | FBCP S04 Episode 10

The Run and Shoot Offense set records in the USFL in 1984. Let’s see what we can learn from what they learned in 1985!

A few weeks ago I started looking at the Run and Shoot Offense. With the assistance of Jason Hahnstadt’s Demistifying the Run and Shoot Offense video series, I came up with a base understanding of the offense. But I wanted to go deeper.

Do I think the Run and Shoot Offense is the right direction for a High School Football team to go? Only if you have a background and a guaranteed Quarterback pipeline. Do I think there are elements we can take from the offense? Absolutely.

So I dug around through a few Run and Shoot Offense playbooks. Settled on the 1985 Houston Gamblers playbook with… wait what? Kevin Gilbride? No idea. That’s who’s on the front page. John Jenkins was the Offensive Coordinator after Mouse Davis had moved on to the new Denver Gold.

Yes, this is the first time we’ve ever talked about the USFL in the history of The Football Coaching Podcast. Coincidence, with the AAF coming around this year? Yes. Completely.

Anyway, here’s the links to the playbook and some other useful links for Run and Shoot Offense enthusiasts…

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PSSO S5E4: Beating a Scrape Exchange, Gap or Zone Blocking, IZ Q&A with Cody Wilson

Do you have to run exclusively Inside Zone to make it work? How do you beat a defense that is Scrape Exchanging on IZ?

This week’s podcast is a special Webinar Q and A I recorded with Coach Cody Wilson on some of the toughest question I have received about the Inside Zone. Continue reading “PSSO S5E4: Beating a Scrape Exchange, Gap or Zone Blocking, IZ Q&A with Cody Wilson”

PSSO S5E3: How To Run The Inside Zone

Do you want to run the Inside Zone Run Play? Here’s how you can block it better.

This week’s podcast is all about the Inside Zone. In it I share my story about how I first had no clue running it and how much I have learned since then. That one season we ran one run play, the Inside Zone and even though, we barely knew how to coach it, we still went 5-4 and qualified for the Illinois High School Football Playoffs. Continue reading “PSSO S5E3: How To Run The Inside Zone”