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Common Coaching Errors and How to Avoid Them

By:  Bud Wilkinson (Winner of 47 straight games & several National Championships at Oklahoma in the 1950’s) GENERAL COMMENTS:  The best coach is the one who makes the fewest mistakes; the one who does the best teaching job; the one who is the best organizer.  Writing the X’s & O’s is not the most important […]

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75% of the Run Game is Four Plays

Ashley Ingram, Navy Centers and Guards Coach stated at the 2011 Navy Football Coaches Clinic that 75 percent of the Flexbone Offense and 75 percent of practice time needs to be dedicated to four plays.  Those four plays are Triple Option, Midline Option, Zone Dive, and Counter Option.  Coach Ingram stated that the Triple Option is a play […]

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Flexbone Formations: Use a Little Trips to Run Midline

Trips Midline Rules PSWR – Stalk PS A-Back (Middle Receiver) – Stalk PS A-Back – Lead through B-gap, block 2nd level threat to safety PST – High Pressure Control PSG – Veer to PSLB to BSLB C- Base-Reverse Ace BSG- Short Scoop-Reverse Ace; BST- Scoop BSWR- Cutoff QB –  Read #1 B-Back- Midline track Trips […]

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Navy Performance Markers

Previously at the Navy Football Coaches Clinic, Ivin Jasper, Navy Offensive Coordinator, laid the Blueprint for Success to guest coaches.  He did a Powerpoint presentation exclaiming that if football programs want to have an offense like Navy’s, they must accomplish the following four goals every game: 1. Win the Time of Possession #1 in the […]

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Leverage Pitching

There is a better method for executing the 2nd phase of the triple option. First, let me ask this, how many times you have heard the following phrase. “If you run Flexbone, your quarterback takes too many hits, he’s going to get injured, and now your best player is sitting on the bench.” I have […]

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Citadel Tabs Lenoir-Rhyne’s Mike Houston as Next Head Coach

In a strange twist, Lenoir-Rhyne University announced today that Mike Houston will be The Citadel’s new football coach. A Citadel official said that no announcement from The Citadel is likely until Thursday. The Post and Courier reported Tuesday night that Houston had agreed to become the Bulldogs’ new coach, replacing Kevin Higgins, who resigned on […]

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What Motivates You: Autonomy

As a husband, father, coach, teacher and business owner, I am always looking for ways to improve. I’m sure you are as well, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. A book I heard about several months ago, and finally decided to pick up during the Christmas break is Drive by Daniel Pink. The premise of […]

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