3rd and Longer

The game of football is under attack.  I have blown this off for many years because of the popularity of the game and because Texas is insulated from the rest of the football nation due to the culture and organization of high school football.  I embrace this opinion now because I see the impact in…

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Culture in the Coaches Office

It’s not the Xs and the Os, it’s the Jimmies and the Joes.  Most of the time when a coach uses this cliche, he will use it to stress what is important in a program.  Your offensive or defensive system is important, but the people who are executing the game plan each week have more…

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College Camps 2018

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Field Position

Q1: How did the field position of where you started your drives impact your scoring this season?
Q2: What are your goals when you are, or have your opponent pinned inside the 10 yard line on your side of the field?
Q3: What is your 4th down philosophy on the + side of the 50? On the – side of the 50?
Q4: You’re in the grey area where it’s too far for a FG, and 4th and medium…how do you decide whether to go for it or punt?
Q5: How do you use flipping the field to your advantage?

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Scripting and Play Calling

Q1: How do you organize your script and/or play call sheet each game?
Q2: Why do you choose to script or not to script?
Q3: What impacts the aggressiveness of your play calling?
Q4: How does your offensive style help formulate your script/call sheet?
Q5: How does field position and situation impact your play calls?
Q6: How does your style of play impact the way you signal or send in plays?

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Recruiting the Halls and Building Your Program

Q1: What (legal) recruitment tactics do you employ to help build up your program?
Q2: How can an assistant coach positively effect the number of players who come out to play?
Q3: If a student states they want to play next year, what parameters do you require them to fulfill in order to join the team?
Q4: At what point do you change your pursuit of quantity to quality?
Q5: How do you balance player and program development for immediate success?

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Coaching Expectations

How do the expectations of college and NFL coaches to win now impact high school coaches?
Who defines the expectations for your football program?
How active is your community in supporting and being involved in your football program?
How do we convince our players and community to trust the process of program development?
Who holds you accountable for meeting the expectations set for your program?
What is the difference between what should the expectations be and what they actually are for a high school football coach?

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