CLP Episode 9 – Jeff Steinberg, Beaumont High (So Cal), Practice Planning and Organization

Head Coach Jeff Steinberg is entering his 21st season as a Head Football Coach after winning a CIF Championship last year.  He is starting his first year at Beaumont High. Steinberg talks about practice planning and program organization on this podcast.

Steinberg is one of THE most organized coaches you’ll ever find.  He talks about the why and the how of his practice planning and organization.  Steinberg also shares what they focus on each day, and each week of camp. This podcast will surely give you some ideas for program management and practice planning. Continue reading “CLP Episode 9 – Jeff Steinberg, Beaumont High (So Cal), Practice Planning and Organization”

FBCP S03E07 How to Make Offensive Line Run Blocking Easier

Think your Offensive Line isn’t good enough? Make their job easier using these critical Offensive Line Run Blocking tips.

There’s a few myths in coaching offensive line run blocking that we need to break through. Then we can start to build a better run game.

In this episode, we’ll talk about why you don’t need your Offensive Linemen to sustain blocks longer. Or drive their man down the field. And how you can make your less talented Offensive Line look like a group of All Pro’s with a few minor adjustments. Continue reading “FBCP S03E07 How to Make Offensive Line Run Blocking Easier”

QC 126 Adjustments to Power Read

How do you adjust Power Read when the defense is blitzing right at you? Here’s a few adjustments you can make.

Power Read is one of my favorite plays found in most Spread Option playbooks. We’ve run it as a variation on our own Pistol Power Offense base play.

In this episode of the Quick Clinic, we look at how to adjust the play when defenses are blitzing into the face of your favorite play. A few simple tweaks to get the defense back in check. Continue reading “QC 126 Adjustments to Power Read”

PSSO S4E9 Top 7 Reasons A Football Coach Won’t Hire You

Can’t get a football coaching job? Here’s why you might not be having any luck getting hired.

I get questions often about how to get hired as a football coach. If you really want to coach football, then you have to get some experience. But getting experience means getting hired and sometimes that’s a lot harder than it looks. But rest assured you can get there, it’s just going to take patience and making sure you don’t have any of these 7 reasons for a coach to decide not to hire you. All of these coaches started where you were at one point so there are no excuses! Continue reading “PSSO S4E9 Top 7 Reasons A Football Coach Won’t Hire You”

CLP Episode 8 – Kiyoshi Harris, Independence Community College

Kiyoshi Harris is the Assistant Head Football Coach at Independence Community College, home of Last Chance U Season 3.  He has coached high school and Juco ball in California, before going to one of the top JCs in the Nation.

Fore and Harris talk Junior College Football, the development of offensive linemen, and what it’s like having all those cameras around you for a program like Last Chance U. They won the 2017 Jayhawk Conference Championship. Continue reading “CLP Episode 8 – Kiyoshi Harris, Independence Community College”

FBCP S03E06 Coaching Cover 3 Coverage in the 4-2-5 Defense

What’s the simplest, most effective coverage you can teach? Let’s take a look at coaching Cover 3 Coverage in the 4-2-5 Defense.

Coaches love to over-complicate things. In a lot of situations, the less complicated answer would be the better one. That’s often the case with coverage packages.

Aside from trying to run every coverage, many coaches are running a coverage that is much more complicated than necessary. If you’re in a league, conference or level where the teams you need to beat are run heavy offenses, Cover 3 coverage might be perfect for you. Continue reading “FBCP S03E06 Coaching Cover 3 Coverage in the 4-2-5 Defense”

QC 125 The Best Defense for Single Wing Offense

How do you stop the Single Wing Offense? What’s the best defense for it?

The Single Wing Offense is a tough one. It looks a lot different than what you might see week in and week out.

I have a little insider knowledge, as we used an unbalanced Single Wing alignment to run our goal line offense. You wouldn’t believe the looks your players have to deal with! Continue reading “QC 125 The Best Defense for Single Wing Offense”

TFP 058: How to Create a Passing System with Coach Dan Gonzalez

Do you want to create a system where you pass the ball down the field, but you want to tell the quarterback where to start his progression? Do you want to prove to the naysayers that you can throw the ball regardless of what age you are coaching? Do you want to be able to NOT have to worry if someone gets injured because the guy behind him knows exactly what to do?

Then this interview with Coach Dan Gonzalez is for you. Continue reading “TFP 058: How to Create a Passing System with Coach Dan Gonzalez”

PSSO S4E8 Breaking Down Frost’s UCF Offense And What Makes It Awesome!

What you can learn from Frost’s UCF Offense.  Get RPO tricks, the “Spacing” concept and “Shakes” route from these 5 plays broken down.

UCF under Scott Frost had one of the most prolific offenses of Division I football last season. So I decided to crack it open with an analysis of his first five plays of the AAC championship game against Memphis. In these first five plays I talk about the Spacing Route and why the progression starts from the sideline, the “shakes” route and progression, a simple RPO pre-snap read and why the QB gives it instead of keeping or throwing the bubble screen. Continue reading “PSSO S4E8 Breaking Down Frost’s UCF Offense And What Makes It Awesome!”