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So You Want to Coach Football in Texas

I get asked a lot about moving to Texas to coach. One thing I have discovered over the course of #TXHSFBCHAT is coaches outside of Texas move around a lot, and many are not afraid to move from one state to another.  In Texas, many coaches rarely leave the area or region they coach in…

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Why TE Trips is the Best Formation

What’s your favorite formation?  Right now, mine is TE Trips. I really like this formation for a number of reasons. It forces a fairly predictable defensive alignment The TE forces the front to declare a strength, giving the offense a strong side and a weak side to attack with the run. This gives a bubble…

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Making In-Game Adjustments

Do you take notes during the game? When I was in the booth, it’s easy to take notes. I had ready made templates to draw up the opponent’s alignment to our formation. I used printed spreadsheets to jot down my thoughts on how the OL performed on each play. I’m not talking about detailed reports,…

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A Win is Never as Good as it Seems and a Loss is Never as Bad

Football is a game full of cliches. Coaches love to use them to keep a team focused or to quell the probing minds of the community. A cliche can be comforting to hear because there is always some truth behind it. That’s how statements become cliche. One such example is “a win is never as…

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Vertical Athletic Alignment

Successful programs are built around many things. You can order a DVD from Coaches Choice that lists these factors as being key components: Enrollment, boosters, and recruitment Personal contacts, faculty support, and academic verification Standardizing equipment and facility improvements Weight training Multi-participation Know the staff Realistic goals Parental involvement Administration and coaches What I find…

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Keeping Game Week 1 in Focus

What is your focus the first week of the season? What do you want to accomplish in this first game of the season? This is your starting point. It is the first impression of your team to the current season of football. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and how you…

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