Coaching Responsibilities

Q1: How does your head coach decide who fills each position on staff?
Q2: What responsibilities does the OC have through the season and the rest of the year?
Q3: What responsibilities does the DC have through the season and the rest of the year?
Q4: How does an assistant show they are ready to handle the responsibilities of a coordinator or become a head coach?
Q5: Are you provided a written description of what your responsibilities include?
Q6: What do you consider “other duties as assigned” to be pretty typical for a coach?
Q7: What advice for coaches new to the profession can you provide regarding their new responsibilities?

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Offseason Football

Q1: How do you balance offseason strength and speed acquisition with teaching football skills and scheme?
Q2: How do you focus instruction in the spring without the end goal of winning a game?
Q3: If you spend your athletic period focused on football, how do you encourage the athletes to lift?
Q4: When you start phasing in football specific work, where do you want to be once you start Spring Ball?
Q5: To end the chat, please go over a drill or two that you enjoy doing that doesn’t involve pads

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Zone Scheme and Drills

Q1: What zone scheme do you use (IZ, OZ, MZ, SZ) and how do you install it?
Q2: A)Do your OL all step in the same direction or do you look for double teams? B)What drills do you use?
Q3: A)What do you teach your RB to read? B)What drills do you use?
Q4: How do you work your QB reads for give, keep, or RPO?
Q5: How do your personnel packages impact what you do with your zone scheme?

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Evolution of Football: Coaching

Q1: How has coaching changed over the past 10-20 years?
Q2: What are the most pressing issues a coach must be able to handle today?
Q3: How have advances in technology changed the coaching profession?
Q4: How do you define “old school” coaching and is it still relevant today?
Q5: How have expectations of coaches in college and the pros impacted the high school coach?

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Evolution of Football: Rules and Safety

Q1: How do rule changes impact the way football is played?
Q2: What rule changes have resulted in major changes in the game?
Q3: With player safety being a hot button issue, are rules changes necesary or an overreaction?
Q4: Which rules do you feel are more progressive, NFHS rules or NCAA rules?
Q5: Do safety rules regarding concussion protocol do enough to protect our players?
Q6: What is your definition of a “defenseless player”?
Q7: What rule would you add or subtract to help improve the game?

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Evolution of Football – Systems

Q1. Compare the system of football you played in to what you are coaching now.
Q2. What in your opinion, has been the biggest change in Offense and Defense systems over the last 20 years?
Q3. Who are the innovators you consider to have had the most impact on how football is played and coached today?
Q4. How far back in football history will you look for play and scheme design to install in your program?
Q5. If you can, trace back the development and evolution of your offense and defense. Multiple tweets encouraged
Q6. Do you believe systems influence player development or players influence system development?

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The Honor of Coaching

Recently I had the honor of attending the USA Football National Conference in Orlando, Florida, courtesy of the NFL. When I received the invitation I was so excited because of this opportunity to learn from so many great coaches and the honor of being considered worthy of being included. I had no idea how many…

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Evaluating Your Passing Game

Q1. What concepts were you most successful with this year and against what coverages?
Q2. How did your pass protection dictate what you could do with your passing game?
Q3. What concepts and coverages did you struggle with this season?
Q4. How many short yardage concepts do you employ/trust?
Q5. When breaking down your opponents, what did you look for in the coverage?
Q6. How do your athletes impact what you do with your passsing game?
Q7. What will be your focus this spring and summer to improve your passing game?

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Evaluating Your Run Game

Q1. What were your most effective run plays this season?
Q2. Why was this play succeful for your team?
Q3. What were your least effective run plays this season?
Q4. Why was your team unsuccesful running this play?
Q5. Do you have runs that you prefer vs odd fronts and even fronts?
Q6. How many of your run schemes have RPOs associated with them?
Q7. What are you goals for improving your run game this spring and next fall?

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