MaxOne – Your New Digital Director of Football Operations

There’s a lot going on when it comes to technology and innovation in the sport of Football. Coaches and athletes are always looking for an edge, and new technologies are continuously coming into play. It’s important for coaches to realize this, and to adapt to an ever-changing environment.   At TXHSFBCHAT, we take pride in…

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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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Analytics with Coach Terrance Banks

Q1) Analytics show the importance of P&10, offenses that gain 4 or more yards on this down score 74% of the time at the FBS level, my team was 64% for 4 or more yards. How does your team plan game plan 1st down on Off. or Def.? What do you look for each week? #txhsfbchat

Q2) teams that win the turnover battle, won 80% of the time. What does your team do on Off to make sure you keep the ball and/or on defense to take it away? Any tips for teams? #txhsfbchat
Q3) The team that lost the sack battle averaged approximately 17 points less per game. What does your team do on Offense to keep the QB protected and/or what do you do on defense to devise a plan to come up with sacks? Protection changes? Weekly Blitzes? #txhsfbchat

Q4) What does your team do weekly in the practice schedule to give your team an edge? Red Zone drill different? 2 min drill? Practicing the middle 8? Best on Best? #txhsfbchat

Bonus Q5: What defensive look has been important for you stopping the RPO game of opposing teams? What RPO has been a go to for your team or that you are looking to install? If you don’t run RPO’s what play stirs your coffee? #txhsfbchat

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How Much Offense?

Q1: How much offense do you carry into each game week?
Q2: Do you package your plays situationally, or is it all fair game at any time?
Q3: What are the limiting factors that determine your weekly offensive package?
Q4: Which part of your offense changes the most from week to week?
Q5: How do you know if you planned for too much as you go through the week?

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Defeating Doubt

There’s nothing more disappointing for a coach than when you believe in an athlete and they don’t believe in themselves.   And especially when they allow that disbelief to impact their performance. Self-doubt is such a powerful force. It only takes a small dose to cripple a person.  I saw it happen today. An athlete I’ve…

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Philosophy of Football: Special Teams

Q1: Where do Special Teams fit into your philosophy of schemes?
Q2: How do you relate the importance of each special teams unit to your players?
Q3: How do you work Special Teams into each practice and what units do you work the most?
Q4: What is your personnel philosophy for filling each unit?
Q5: How does your Fourth Down philosophy impact your Special Teams Philosophy?

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QB Development with QBIQ

Q1: What methods have you found successful in training your QBs to recognize coverage pre-snap?
Q2: How much off the field time do you invest in QB development?
Q3: How do you connect the off the field instruction directly to on the field performance in practice?
Q4: Do you include your Wide Receivers in QB meetings?
Q5: How can QBIQ help you?

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Philosophy of Football: Defense

Q1: What are the things your defense must do?
Q2: How will these goals be executed?
Q3: All things being equal, do you go with a 3-4, 4-3, 4-2, or 3-3 and why?
Q4: What type of players do you look for on your team to fill the positions?
Q5: How aggressive do you want your defense to be? How do you control it?

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Q1: When planning your practice, how much time do you spend working fundamental technique compared to installing scheme for your position?
Q2: Do you plan your practice schedule together as a staff, or does your head coach plan it for the team?
Q3: How many different instructional methods (kinesthetic, visual, lecture) do you use during your individual time?
Q4: With contact times being limited more and more, how do you incorporate game like conditions of play into your practice?
Q5: How do you plan for quality reps for the sub-varsity players? What would you say your percentage of reps your sub-varsity players get in your scheme compared to your varsity?

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