My Schedule for this year’s AFCA Convention

The best four days of the year are upon us, and it’s time to get together with a bunch of like-minded coaches and talk about the greatest game in the world.

If you’re not able to make it to Indy this week, I’ll be posting daily summaries of some of the best things heard at this year’s convention, and you can also sign up HERE for FREE to receive the full-length copy of all of my notes. In order to give you a clear idea of what you’ll be getting, I’ve included the full (tentative) schedule of all the talks I plan on attending this week.

If you want the complete program schedule you can visit the AFCA’s website HERE, and don’t forget to read about the Five Presentations you can’t afford to miss at this year’s AFCA Convention.

(I plan on attending the first timer’s meeting again, not because this is my first convention, but because Coach Fred Farrier was excellent last year, and gave great advice that can be used whether this is your first or fiftieth year in coaching.)

Sunday, January 12

5 pm-5:50 pm – First Timer’s Meeting – CC 121-122

Speaker: Fred T. Farrier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

6 pm-6:50 pm – Buzz Sessions — Group 1 

Defensive Backs: Greg Brown, University of Alabama – CC Wabash Ballroom

7 pm-7:50 pm – Buzz Sessions — Group 2 

Quarterbacks: Chad Morris, Clemson University – CC 500 Ballroom

Monday, January 13

8 am-8:50 am – The Future of Football: A Dose of Reality with Mack Brown – CC Exhibit Hall F

Speaker: Steve Hatchell, President and CEO of the National Football Foundation; Dr. Sandi Chapman, Founder and Chief Director of The Center For Brain Health; Mack Brown, 2013 AFCA President

9 am-11 am – Graduate Assistants/Career Forum – CC 103-104

Panelists: Carlos Alvarado, Murray State University; Dino Babers, Eastern Illinois University; Jake Spavital, Texas A&M University; Kalen DeBoer, Southern Illinois University; James Franklin, Penn State University

General Session-  CC Exhibit Hall F

1:50 pm-2 pm “When the Game Stands Tall” — Coach Bob Ladouceur & The True Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football’s Longest Winning Streak

2 pm-2:10 pm A Message from AFCA President Mack Brown

2:10 pm-3 pm *Speaker: David Cutcliffe, Duke University

3:10 pm-4 pm *Speaker: Nick Saban, University of Alabama

4:10pm-5:30pm *The Master Coach — Presented by AstroTurf

Marino Casem, Former Alabama State, Alcorn State and Southern University Head Coach; Bill McCartney, Former Colorado Head Coach

6 pm-6:50 pm – Buzz Sessions — Group 1

Offensive Line: Ed Warinner, Ohio State University – CC 500 Ballroom

7 pm-7:50 pm – Buzz Sessions — Group 2

Quarterbacks: Cam Cameron, LSU – CC 500 Ballroom

Tuesday, January 14

8 am-8:50 am – Breakout Session: Be Your Own Man – CC 500 Ballroom

Speaker: Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina University

9 am-9:50 am *Breakout Session: CC Wabash Ballroom

Speaker: Chuck Goldstein, Gallaudet University

Building a Successful Program: The Gallaudet Way

2 pm-2:10 pm – AFCA Special Presentations

2:10 pm-3 pm *Speaker: Art Briles, Baylor University

3:10 pm-4 pm *Speaker: Mark Dantonio, Michigan State University

4:10 pm-5 pm *Speaker: Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric

Wednesday, January 15

8 am-9 am   Chalk Talks: Offense – CC 500 Ballroom

Speaker: Hal Mumme, SMU

9:10 am-10:10 am *Chalk Talks: Defense CC Wabash Ballroom

Speaker: Pat Narduzzi, Michigan State University


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