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”

PSSO S4E5 Basics of Cover 2 and How To Attack It

What are the basics of Cover 2? How should you attack it’s weaknesses?

This episode marks the second episode of a series where I will be breaking down different coverages and their individual strengths and weaknesses. This week is Cover 2.  Cover 2 is one of my favorite coverages to coach defensively because it is so disruptive to receivers. Continue reading “PSSO S4E5 Basics of Cover 2 and How To Attack It”

CLP Episode 3 – Brandon Huffman, National Recruiting Director, 24/7 Sports

Brandon Huffman is one of the foremost college recruiting recruiting experts in the nation.  He shares about the current state of recruiting, the future of recruiting and how coaches can help their players.  He also shares the story of losing his precious 7 year old daughter to a brain tumor.

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There’s no doubt that recruiting has changed tremendously during Brandon Huffman’s career.  He shares some unique insight on the status recruiting, what it is like to hear from parents, kids and coaches 24/7, and what the future of recruiting might look like.  More importantly, I’ve asked Brandon to share about DNPG, the rare brain tumor, that took his daughter much too early. I want to bring awareness to this horrific tumor. Continue reading “CLP Episode 3 – Brandon Huffman, National Recruiting Director, 24/7 Sports”

FBCP S03E01 Planning Your Football Year

There’s a lot to be done this season! This is a guide to planning your football year.

Running a top notch program doesn’t just happen. It requires a lot of planning to have a great football year.

In this week’s Football Coaching Podcast, I’ll walk you through planning the entire year. Fundraising, parents, building the culture, and planning scheme install is all discussed here. Everything you need to think about to have a great season! Continue reading “FBCP S03E01 Planning Your Football Year”

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”