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).

If you’re not a Prime member, you can try it free…

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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Video: Paul Johnson Play Action Pass Rules For The Triple Option

Paul Johnson is the best play caller in America, and that’s something I’ve been saying for a while now. While it’s true that Georgia Tech makes their living in the run game, it’s impossible to ignore the success they’ve had in the pass game, especially using play action.

This offense of his has been fine-tuned through decades of tough, brutal competition at several different levels of college football. There’s not a lot you can show him that he hasn’t seen already.

Defenses have tried all sorts of creative ways to disguise their intentions. Everything from loading the box, to rotating an extra defender down low just before the snap, and all kinds of other trickery. Still, Johnson and this Georgia Tech offense usually find a way to keep them honest, through some kind of misdirection, or even more dangerous, through the play action pass game that he’s designed.

People often forget how successful Johnson’s teams have been throwing the football. Though a lot of it has to do with the talent he’s been able to acquire, Johnson himself deserves a good amount of credit as well. He’s managed to come up with a scheme that manages to put his athletes at receiver in positions to be successful against the secondary.

So let’s go deeper and learn more… » Read more

Why Paul Johnson Refuses To Change

I’ve never made any secret of my opinion that Paul Johnson is the best play caller in America, and that his offense is much more complex than people realize or give him credit for. Georgia Tech took it to the defending champs in the ACC Championship Game, nearly pulling off the upset, and proceeded to demolish heavily-favored Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl using an offense that most people believe belongs in a museum.

The next time you watch a Tech game, take a close look at the sideline shots the camera shows of Coach Johnson. Do you see any call sheet in his hand? Not likely, since he calls the game off the top of his head.

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If anyone can do it, Johnson can. He’s been running this offense for the past three decades, and during that time has seen just about every possible wrinkle defensive coordinators can throw at him. It’s a big reason why I was really eager to dive into the DVD that you can get here titled simply “Paul Johnson: Triple Option Offense.”

I’ve never coached in Johnson’s system or any similar offense, and have no plans to return to coaching anytime soon, so it was pure curiosity which got me to purchase the DVD. Here are a couple of things that stood out to me. » Read more

Breaking Down the Vince Lombardi Offense

To this day, Vince Lombardi personifies winning. The principles of toughness, perseverance, and leadership he laid down so many years ago are still taught by coaches everywhere. However, with so much of the Lombardi mythology based on intangibles, it’s often forgotten that he was an excellent strategist as well.

His offense, especially the Packer Sweep, like everything else was an extension of who he was. A simple offense that was repped over and over again in practice everyday allowed the players to have a huge amount of confidence in the coach and the plan each week. Having a reduced number of plays meant that they could be practiced and ran successfully against a larger number of defensive looks.

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Contrary to popular belief, Lombardi did not simply run the Packer Sweep left and right no matter what the defense did. He had a system, simple but effective, with answers to whatever the defense could throw at him. Of course, the offense was built around the famed Lombardi sweep, but each additional play acted as a constraint to keep the defense honest.

The exact details of the sweep play are not as important as the reasoning that went into designing the offense, as well as the straightforward way the responsibilities are explained. Most of the defenses these plays are drawn up against are out of date, but what we’re seeing is a great example of the chess game in its infancy. Lombardi is playing the role of the technician with a small number of tools to fix a small number of problems, as well as anticipating a few more. The process is what’s important, not the result.

In Part 1 of this 2-part article on the Classic Packer offense, we’ll get into the x’s and o’s of the famous Lombardi Sweep, complete with diagrams from the actual Lombardi Playbook and video of the coach himself explaining the responsibilities.* » Read more

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