8 Free Football Coaching Videos You Can Watch With Amazon Prime

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Free football coaching videos are great, but they’re even better if they’re coming from some of the top names in the business.

You’ll probably recognize most of these names, but others may be brand new to you. These videos were shot in the mid 90’s, but the meat of the information is still relevant today.

At some point, these old videos were put up on Amazon and included in their Prime members library (for FREE).

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If you are a member, let’s talk about the videos available to you below.

Yes, these videos are a bit old, but there are still plenty of great pieces of wisdom, especially about the fundamentals of the game.

1. Tom Osborne – Practice, Organization & Game Strategies

One of the most successful coaches in college football history, Osborne was a master tactician, and his offenses tore up the scoreboard every Saturday afternoon for years. In this video, Osborne goes into how he organized his program, practice, and gives his advice on game situations, including halftime procedures.

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2. Phil Fulmer – Offensive Line

Phil Fulmer is a master of the offensive line position, having coached it for years before becoming the head coach in 1992 at Tennessee. In fact, Jon Gruden credits Fulmer for helping him learn a lot of the basics early on in his career when he was a graduate assistant with the Volunteers. There is plenty of great stuff here.

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3. Mack Brown – Defensive Line

The former Texas head coach has long been a respected teacher of the game, and in this video he talks about what he teaches his defensive linemen.

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4. Frank Beamer – Special Teams

Is there anyone else you’d rather learn about special teams from? Frank Beamer goes through the fundamentals of many of the critical skills needed for the kicking game, including long snapping. If you’re a coach trying to find a niche and move up in this profession, you’ll never have a hard time finding a job if you’re a great special teams coach.

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5. Bob Toledo – Quarterbacks

Coach Toledo was the head coach at UCLA and Tulane, and most recently was the offensive coordinator at San Diego State. Watch and learn the mechanics of the quarterback position.

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6. Boyd Epley – Strength & Conditioning

When Nebraska hired Epley in 1969, things were a lot different. He was actually the first paid strength coach in college football, and he’s been a leader in the field of strength and conditioning ever since.

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7. John Cooper – Defensive Backs

Cooper was the head coach of the Buckeyes before the Jim Tressel era, and put together an impressive overall record. Learn defensive back play from a guy who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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8. Bobby Bowden – Receivers

Watch the former Florida State head coach break down the fundamentals of playing receiver.
He would know, after all, he’s coached a lot of good ones.

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How the AFCA dropped the ball on player Safety

To begin the second day of this year’s convention, I had high hopes for the early session on “The Future of Football” hosted by Grant Teaff and Mack Brown. With the inclusion of Dr. Sandra Chapman, the founder of the Center for BrainHealth [sic], I was cautiously optimistic that those of us in attendance would get to hear some open, honest dialogue on the problem that football is facing with concussions. I left the session disappointed and more than a little angry.

I don’t like to get too opinionated on this site, but I felt like I had to say something about the absolute farce I witnessed first hand on Monday morning in Indy (Since I’m not looking for another coaching job, I guess I don’t have much to lose by putting this out there, so here goes).

If you’re asking why, take a look at the tweet I sent out in the middle of the session, posted below: » Read more

Five Presentations you can’t afford to miss at this year’s AFCA Convention in Indy

The conclusion of one of the best times of the year, college football season, means that it’s almost time for another one of the best times of the year, the AFCA Convention. If you love talking football, meeting new people, reconnecting with old friends, and just basically hanging out with a group of people who are just as passionate about football as you are, then the convention is the place to be. I’m also extra excited because this year’s convention will be taking place in my hometown of Indianapolis.*

I’ll be posting daily summaries after each day has completed, and if you’re unable to make it to Indy this year, you can sign up HERE  or at the bottom right of this article for my newsletter and receive my complete notes from all the presentations I attend. Since I plan on staying all the way until Wednesday morning, that means I’ll have great notes from Hal Mumme and Pat Narduzzi.

The thing about this list below is that most of the “big” names aren’t on this it, and that’s because, well, what’s the point? Everybody already knows that Nick Saban and Art Briles are going to be speaking, and everyone is planning on being there with a pen and paper. What I really wanted to do with this list is to highlight some speakers and some topics that you may not be familiar with, or have some questions about.

I’ve included links to the AFCA Convention website HERE, and to a floor plan of the Indianapolis Convention Center, where the Convention will take place HERE.

Along with the topics and descriptions, I’ve also included the time, date, and room number for each of these speakers, all based on information which can be found on the AFCA website.

And now, in no particular order, here are the five presentations you can’t afford to miss at this year’s AFCA Convention. » Read more