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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Practice!

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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Changes with Coach Brett Dudley

Q1: What was the best change/addition you made on offense? And what are you looking forward to changing/adding this upcoming season? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q2: What was the best change/addition you made on defense? And what are you looking forward to changing/adding this upcoming season? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q3: What was the best change/addition you made on special teams? And what are you looking forward to changing/adding this upcoming season? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q4: What was the best change/addition you made to your Strength and Conditioning? And what are you looking forward to changing/adding this upcoming season? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q5: What was the best change/addition you made to improve leadership/team culture? And what are you looking forward to changing/adding this upcoming season? #TXHSFBCHAT

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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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Thanksgiving Chat

Q1: From @matthewfinn14: What strategies do you use to maintain an edge for road games?
Q2: From @coach_harvey18: What coverage or combination of coverages do you employ to defend against RPOs?
Q3: From @AtuvusFootball: How do you incorporate rugby tackling into your tackling circuit or teaching progression?
Q4: From @coachfisher_rp: How do you balance play practice vs technique in season coaching the OL?
Q5: How many runs do you carry into each game and how do you decide what runs to major in?
Q6: From @kdawgswift: How do you decide where your kids play in the program?

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