I’m giving away my entire video collection FREE: Here’s how you can Win

Yes, you read that right, I’m giving away my entire collection of football coaching film that I’ve amassed over the past several years.

Why? First of all, it’s just a lot of great stuff. We’re talking clinic videos, drill videos, and obviously tons of game film.

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Also, because I want to get it out there to the coaches who work so hard and are always looking for new ideas and inspiration!

Finally, just like everything else I’ve done with this website and my other projects, it’s something I would’ve wanted to find online when I was just starting out in football. Continue reading

My Statement on the “Speed Kills” Book Release

Due to issues with the formatting of the book, I have been forced to delay the release of Speed Kills: Breaking Down the Chip Kelly Offense by a week. The book will be ready for order on April 15.

Below is a copy of the email I sent out to those who pre-ordered the book:

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Check out my appearance on the High School Football America Podcast

I was lucky enough to be invited on to the High School Football America podcast to talk to Jeff Fisher about the blog and my new book Speed Kills: Breaking Down the Chip Kelly Offense. I had a great time on the show, and you can listen to it below:

My segment starts at about the 41:30 mark

Celebrate April Fools with Mark Mangino’s Best Trick Plays

With each passing year of sub-.500 football being played in Lawrence, many fans are finding themselves wishing for the days when Mark Mangino roamed the sidelines and the scoreboard would regularly light up like a Christmas tree.

Mangino followed Mike Leach as the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, and his offense was instrumental in the Sooners’ run to the National Championship in 2000. Continue reading

Social Media isn’t going away: Why you need to educate Yourself

We all know the perils of social media, especially when it comes to high school and college athletes. Two weeks ago, Pat Welch of Pembroke Academy in New Hampshire put out this tweet, and as a result was stripped of his Player of the Year Award.

Rick Pitino went on the record several weeks ago, putting it very plainly how he feels about social media and those who use it on a regular basis:BgwtvUHIIAAEtMA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 AFCA Notes: David Cutcliffe on Winning

If I had to pick my favorite presentation from the most recent AFCA Convention, it would be a close race between the one Fred Farrier gave about career management and how to best use the convention, and the General Session talk given by Duke Head Coach David Cutcliffe.

The Blue Devils had an incredible season, winning ten games for the first time in school history, making it to the ACC Championship game, and nearly upsetting Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies in the Chick-fil-a Bowl.

Anyone who really follows college football however has noticed that the quality of football being played in Durham has been steadily rising each year since Cutcliffe’s arrival in 2008. Continue reading

Now on Fishduck.com: Yes, Nick Saban, this is what we want Football to Be

In my latest post on FishDuck.com, I talk about some of the things that bug me about the rules committee’s latest attempt to shut down offenses by penalizing them for going too fast:

Earlier this month, the NCAA rejected a proposal that would have slowed down offenses all around the country, and would have literally given a “delay of game” penalty for snapping the ball too quickly.  The ten-second rule, unofficially dubbed the ‘Saban Rule’by South Carolina Head Football Coach and professional golf hustler Steve Spurrier, would’ve penalized an offense that snapped the ball without giving the defense 10 seconds to substitute personnel, whether or not the offense substituted in between plays.”

You can read the post in its entirety HERE.

From the Vault – 2012 Texas A&M Offense vs Florida Defense

Johnny Manziel had one of the greatest two-year runs in recent memory, from winning the Heisman as a freshman, to going into Tuscaloosa and giving Nick Saban and the defending champs their only loss of the season. This past year he managed to shred the Crimson Tide defense for a second-straight year, and also engineered an incredible comeback against Duke of all teams, in what would turn out to be his final college game.

How Manziel will fare in the NFL remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, no college defensive coordinator slept soundly the week they had the job of containing the Aggie QB.

Video of Manziel against Florida in his Heisman year is available after the jump.

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From the Vault – Gus Malzahn’s High School Offense

For those of you who just can’t get enough of the head coach at Auburn’s offense, enjoy this old television broadcast of Malzahn’s Shiloh Christian High School coming back from a 24-0 deficit to win 70-64.

(h/t to Chris Brown of Grantland for linking to this from his article, which you can read HERE. Also thanks to @WarRoomEagle on Twitter for sending this my way.)

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Chip Kelly Clinic Notes

This is an old but great transcript of Chip Kelly talking about the zone read when he was at Oregon.

Note that Kelly does not get all up in arms over teaching the offensive line the type of front they’re facing, whether it’s over or under, etc.

As long as the linemen can count, they do not need to know whether it is an over or under front- our rules will take care of that.”

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