Part of being a Head Football Coach is knowing you might lose your job. What’s your next step when it happens?
Unfortunately, for a head football coach the possibility of losing that position is a reality. There’s lots of reasons it may happen, but even some of the best coaches of all time have been fired at one point or another. Continue reading “What To Do When You Lose Your Head Coaching Job | QC Episode 146”
Position coaches who want to move up the ranks are going to need to know more than just one position. Here’s how to accelerate the learning curve!
Most position coaches dream of moving up one day. Calling the shots. Whether as a coordinator, or as the Head Football Coach. Continue reading “How to Learn to Coach a New Position | QC Episode 145”
How do you adjust your 4-2-5 Defense to defend unbalanced formations? There’s 5 ways to do it.
We always come back to the question about defending unbalanced formations. There’s no single answers because there can’t be just one answer! Continue reading “Defending Unbalanced Single Wing | QC Episode 144”
Defensive Line Key Reads are the most important skill for your big guys up front to learn. There’s more than one way to teach it.
No matter what defense you’re running, your Defensive Linemen must read keys to be successful. If they don’t, you’ll just be running up the field and getting kicked out at will. Continue reading “Coaching Defensive Line Key Reads | QC Episode 143”
When you’ve got a small Defensive Line, how much stunting and twisting should you do?
When you’ve got a smaller Defensive Line, it’s tempting to do a lot of stunts and twists to try to make your guys ‘hard to find’. And it is a great way to use their quickness! Continue reading “How Much Defensive Line Stunts & Twists? | QC Episode 142”
It’s a 4-2-5 Defense System potpourri this week! Defending 2 TE sets, Goal Line Defense, and defending Slant-Bubble.
Several great questions on the 4-2-5 Defense System today in the JDFB Quick Clinic:
- How do you handle a Double Tight End alignment against a team running weak side leads?
- How do you defend Trips Closed formations on the Goal Line?
- How do you teach your Overhang Safeties to defend the Slant-Bubble concept?
Continue reading “4-2-5 Defense vs 2 TE, Goal Line, Defending Slant | QC Episode 141”
How can you get the most out of your scout team? How can a head coach see all he needs to see in practice?
As a head coach, you need to be involved in all aspects of your program. At a small school, it’s even tougher because you probably don’t have a lot of coaches! Continue reading “QC 140 Practice Planning for Small Schools”
Get your Defensive Linemen loose to make the tackle by coaching better Rip Technique!
More defensive line talk coming out of today’s mailbag, and this time it’s all about technique. Coaching rip technique, more specifically.
We work a lot on strike point and how to attack the Offensive Linemen to control your position. But Defensive Linemen are there to make tackles too. How do you get off the block? We’ll dive into the rip technique here. Continue reading “QC 139 Coaching Rip Technique for Defensive Line”
How to Contain the Quarterback with Defensive Line Pass Rush Lanes (but still get pressure)
Today’s episode of the JDFB Quick Clinic is back to the mailbag for some Defensive Line talk. Specifically, how do you get an aggressive pass rush without letting the QB slip away? Continue reading “QC 138 Defensive Line Pass Rush Lanes”
What are the advantages of using the Onside Kick every time? I’m putting it to the test this season!
In general, I’m a pretty conservative coach. We don’t call a lot of blitzes on defense. Run a balanced offense. Nothing too exciting.
But after 3 weeks of miserable kick coverage, a change had to be made. Enter the onside kick. Not just once, either. Onside kick every time. Continue reading “QC 137 Onside Kicks Every Time”