My Favorite AFCA Clinic Talks from the Past Few Years

It’s almost that time of year again, when the entire college football world comes together in one place to learn from one another, meet new people, and get back together with guys you haven’t seen all year.

If you’re a coach heading to Louisville on Sunday for the 2015 AFCA Convention, you can find the highlights of the schedule here.

Below are some of my favorite clinic talks from the past two conventions. As a reminder, I’ll be blogging daily summaries at the end of Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, and I’ll also be sending out my complete convention notes to all my subscribers shortly afterward.

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Mark Dantonio on the Secret to Michigan State’s Success

Dantonio quickly became on of my favorite guys in the business after listening to him talk about all the contributions that each individual staff member had made to the team who won the Rose Bowl that year.

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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. » Read more

2014 AFCA Convention: The best of Days 2-3

Earlier I posted my┬áleast favorite moments of this year’s convention HERE, but overall the quality of the speakers and the presentations have been great. (You can read about the highlights from the first day of AFCA by clicking HERE)

Below I’ve included highlights from the past two days here in Indianapolis. If you’d like the FULL version of my notes from all the speakers I attended, you can sign up for the Life After Football Insider Email for FREE by signing up HERE.


Grad Assistant/ Career Forum

Q: How do you develop relationships with coaching mentors?

Jake Spavital of Texas A&M

Jake Spavital of Texas A&M

A: Jake Spavital – Texas A&M: I always tried to be around those guys as much as possible, because they always brought good people with them who I may not know. This lets me expand my network while still staying close to guys who I trust. » Read more