QC 120 Should I Take This Head Coach Job?

Is it the right time to take this Head Coach position? Here’s what every young football coach needs to consider.

Every one of us, early in our career, thought we knew everything. If you were in charge, you’d do things different. And it would work.

Actually, this JDFB Quick Clinic is in response to an email from a coach with a very different perspective. He’s not sure he’s ready to take on that responsibility, but it may be falling to him anyway. Continue reading “QC 120 Should I Take This Head Coach Job?”

PSSO S4E4 How to beat Cover 1 Man Free

How to beat Cover 1 Man Free. How to know the weaknesses to attack and strengths to avoid.

This episode marks the first episode of a series where I will be breaking down different coverages and their individual strengths and weaknesses. This week is Cover 1 or Man Free. It’s really a simple coverage that a lot of teams run when they want to bring pressure with 5 or 6 defenders. Continue reading “PSSO S4E4 How to beat Cover 1 Man Free”

TFP 054: 3 Tags to MAXIMIZE the Mesh Concept

The Mesh concept is THE Air Raid concept. It was what Coach Hal Mumme came back from BYU with and what he has made his play. Same goes for Coach Mike Leach. It is the play that makes the Air Raid the Air Raid.

Sometimes teams catch on to the play. And when they do, you need a tag to make them pay…

…but what if you don’t know any tags for the mesh play? What if you are confused and you are getting frustrated? What if you say ‘F-it’ and give up on the play? (Like I did last year.)

Well, you are in luck. Because on today’s episode of Talking Football with Coach McKie, I talk about THREE TAGS you need to use when you run the Mesh Concept. Continue reading “TFP 054: 3 Tags to MAXIMIZE the Mesh Concept”

CLP Episode 2 – Victor Santa Cruz, Head Football Coach, Azusa Pacific University

The rare college coach who has spent more than 15 years in one place, Coach Santa Cruz shares his story of moving from packaging dog food to becoming a college coach, and how he transformed his leadership after a rough start.

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Our guest this week is Victor Santa Cruz, the Head Football Coach at Azusa Pacific University (NCAA D2).  The rare college coach who has spent more than 15 years in one place. Hear his story of moving from packaging dog food to becoming a college coach. Santa Cruz struggled early on as a Head Coach. Hear what he changed in leading the program, and how those changes led to 3 conference championships in 5 years! Tremendous insight to this great coaching profession on this podcast. Continue reading “CLP Episode 2 – Victor Santa Cruz, Head Football Coach, Azusa Pacific University”

FBCP S03E00 Football Video Games

What are your favorite football video games of all time? Here’s a look at the games we used to play.

There is no great football coaching insight in today’s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast. I’ll be back with more of that, next episode.

Today is just about doing something fun. A little different. A walk down memory lane with the football video games I grew up with. Continue reading “FBCP S03E00 Football Video Games”

QC 119 Defensive End Alignment in the 4-3 Defense

Why do you play the 4-3 Defense Strong Defensive End in a 9 Technique? Wouldn’t it be better to play him in a 7 Technique, inside of the Tight End?

I hear from a lot of coaches who want to run the Strong Defensive End in a 7 technique, to control C Gap and help protect the Inside Linebackers.

There’s no problem with it. It’s what we do in the 4-2-5 Defense. And that, in itself, is the primary difference in the two fronts. Continue reading “QC 119 Defensive End Alignment in the 4-3 Defense”

PSSO S4E03 How many plays should you put in your playbook?

How Many Plays Should You Put In Your Playbook? How to know the exact number.

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When you are getting your offense ready to roll this season it’s easy to start adding things to the playbook that you want to do. But how much should you be doing? And if you put too much stuff in you will probably confuse your players – especially if they are young and inexperienced. Continue reading “PSSO S4E03 How many plays should you put in your playbook?”

TFP 053: How to Create an Explosive Offense with Coach Dub Maddox

We all love passing the ball.

We love watching defensive coordinators and players get frustrated when they can’t stop our passing attack. We laugh at them when they throw their hands up in frustration when our quarterbacks are picking them apart. We point and ridicule them when they throw up their hands and storm off the field.

But what if I told you that there is a way to piss them off so bad that they will forfeit the game because they know they can’t stop your passing attack? Continue reading “TFP 053: How to Create an Explosive Offense with Coach Dub Maddox”

CLP Episode 1 – My Introduction: 7 Lessons I’ve Learned As A Coach

Introduction to the The Coaches’ Locker Podcast.  Get to know Coach Fore as he takes you through a brief journey of his nearly 2 decades in the coaching business.

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Coach Fore launches The Coaches’ Locker Podcast! In his first episode, Fore walks you through each of his stops, and more importantly shares one lesson that he learned from each of the seven schools he has worked at.   He also shares his vision for this podcast by breaking down what the focus of it will be, and shares about some of his first guests Continue reading “CLP Episode 1 – My Introduction: 7 Lessons I’ve Learned As A Coach”

FBCP S02E22 Defending RPOs with the 4-3 Defense Quarters Coverage

What’s the Secret to Defending RPOs with the 4-3 Defense? It’s not really a secret.

Season 2 of The Football Coaching Podcast wraps up with defending RPOs with the 4-3 Defense and Quarters Coverage. We’re using the defense as drawn up in The 4-3 Defense System that is part of JDFB Insiders.

Quarters Coverage offers some special flexibility that you might not have in other coverages and with other packages. The true nature of the 7 man front and 2 high safeties might be your best answer for defending RPOs. Continue reading “FBCP S02E22 Defending RPOs with the 4-3 Defense Quarters Coverage”