• Alan Haire
    On today’s episode Keith sat down with Alan Haire, Head Coach Killeen Chaparral, in SanAntonio at the THSCA Coaching School to about the Slot-T and how he coaches the unique offense, as well as the approach he’s taken in starting a program at a new high school.

    Teaching them to make good decisions
    Build person first
    Start-up at brand new high school
    Mental toughness as a priority
    Everyone has a fresh start
    Running the slot t
    Using a 4 point stance
    Advantages of Slot T
    What makes Slot T difficult to prepare for
    Keying guards or backs
    Determining trap, power game, or G
    Elements of the offense
    Commonalities of the offense
    Personal for the offense
    QB must be a leader
    The four point stance
    Install plan
    Getting good and adding as the kids can handle it
    Keeping it simple and maximizing reps
    Slot T theory of game planning
    Prepping the defense
    The “Fun Team”
    Handling growing pains
    Studying in the off season
    Winning edge

    Slot T Practice Planning
    Texas Slot T Game Planning
    Texas Slot T Tempo Offense


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  • Today's episode is with Head Coach at Lubbock Christina Chris Softley. Softley is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Nebraska Wesleyan, where he played college football, has coached for eight years, including the last three at Sunnyvale HS, where he was the basketball coach and an assistant football and track coach at the 3A school. He was named a 40 under 40 coach by Dave Campbell's Texas Football.

    He continues to wear several hats at Lubbock Christian as the AD/Head Coach, as well as calling both offense and defense on game day.

    He sat down with Keith at the Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School in San Antonio to discuss how calling both sides of the ball works for his program, making it family friendly, and methods for teaching.

    -Calling both sides
    -Truly keeping it simple
    -Not caring who gets credit
    -The height of complementary football
    -Being aware of their “fatigue meters”
    -Family friendly weekends
    -Saturdays 8-noon then family lunch
    -Using technology to make family time
    -Trust people to do their jobs as professionals
    -Coaches retreat
    -Camp install plan
    -special teams is a one rep max-out
    -teaching to learning styles
    -Having method to meetings
    -Bell ringers for football
    -Check for understanding
    -Chris Beard
    -Plan for walk thru
    -Water breaks at a white board
    -No 2-a-days
    -Handling load and next man up
    -Walk thru Wednesday
    -The winning edge - unity

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  • Kendrick Crumedy returned to his alma mater as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for the Jasper Bulldogs.

    Prior to returning to Jasper offensive coordinator (since 2016), strength and conditioning coordinator and head track coach for Manvel High School. His other accomplishments include:

    123-19 record as a varsity coach
    68-11 record as the offensive coordinator
    His record as a coach at Manvel includes 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 trips to the 6A/5A State Quarterfinals and a 2017 appearance in the state championship game.
    As head track coach he has won 2 state championships.
    As recruiting coordinator, he has helped over 50 athletes get D1 scholarships.

    He joins Keith at the Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School in San Antonio to discuss what it means to be a "Jasper kid," how he uses his ability to inspire others, and the Tony Franklin System and how he's applied it to his situations.

    -Growing up in Jasper, Texas
    -The weight room
    -No excuses
    -Inspiring players
    -Find pleasure in the work
    -Transitioning work into camp
    -Football is hard
    -Fear no man
    -Giving bulletin board material
    -Teaching = relatability and ownership
    -Giving a QB as much as he can handle
    -QB calling 7 on 7
    -Process for what to install
    -Building around your personnel
    -The "want to" as a coach
    -Flexibility within a system
    -Kid first, athlete second

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  • Darby House is the Head Coach at Poteet HS in Texas and in 2021 he led his team a 10-1 Aggies squad and their first playoff victory since 1958!

    Coach House took over an 0-10 Poteet team in 2018 and through hard work in the weight room and by building a great coaching staff, Poteet has turned things around.

    Coach House was recently honored by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football as a 40 under 40, recognizing the best young football coaches in Texas.

    He joined Keith while at the THSCA Coaching School in San Antonio. He talks about building a culture through the weight room, making things easier on the players learning, his Scoop and Pull Stretch Scheme and more in this episode.

    -Building the culture through the weight room
    -The little things are learned in the weight room
    -Weight room builds discipline in your program
    -“Pulling the trigger” on making big change
    -Advice on dealing with the noise of tough decisions
    -A simple 11 personnel formation system
    -Hard on coaches but easy on kids
    -Huddling as a signal or wristband team
    -Keeping terminology simple
    -Stretch - Scoop and Pull
    -Read of the RB
    -Side car or Pistol based on the type of QB
    -Camp install
    -Installing situational offense
    -Understanding “why” in game-panning
    -Picking on the guy with the most interceptions
    -What coaches are watching on game day
    -Weight room in season
    -Winning edge - a great group of coaches

  • As a player, then coach and serving in various roles on the staff Mike Willis has helped the Princeton football team win its last four Ivy League titles. After being an offensive lineman on a record-setting offense that won the Ivy League championship in 2013, he yearned to get back into the game.

    In 2016, he had that opportunity and returned to his alma mater as one of the youngest position coaches in Division I football, again helping the Tigers win the title.

    An experienced Willis — who now holds the title of assistant head coach — helped lead Princeton to one of its most historic seasons in program history in 2018. The Tigers produced the program's first perfect season since 1964, and they reached the #8 spot in the national rankings.

Ini 2021 Princeton went 9-1 and earn an Ivy League title, its third in five seasons, with an offense ranked first in the Ivy League in scoring (33.4), second in passing offense (265.5), second in passing efficiency (147.0) and third in total offense (392.4).
He joins the podcast to talk about his mentors and teachers, the Princeton Offense, and his approach to installing the offense and calling a game.

    -Princeton experience as player and coach
    -His “quarter life crisis”
    -Mentors and teachers
    -Creativity and the architects of the Princeton Offense
    - Being critical about putting best 11 on the field
    -3 Quarterback system
    -“Hockey subbing” the line in a drive
    -Back-up QB who was player of the year
    -Buy-in through Losing the verticality of the depth chart
    -Be the MVP of a role/carve out a niche
    -Medium paced install plan
    -Slowing things down
    -Choosing formations
    -Situational mastery
    -4th down decision making
    -CAI Game Book
    -Staff meeting for anaytics/decision making

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  • Steve Hauser is completed three seasons as a quality control assistant for special teams for Iowa State before making a change for his young family. However he remains close to the game and his passion for the game continues in what he provides through his social media accounts @TeachTapes.

    Coach Hauser directed Mike Gundy’s special teams units at Oklahoma State from 2016-17 as a graduate assistant. Under his direction, the Cowboys thrived on special teams , ranking ninth nationally in blocked punts (2) in 2017. In 2016, OSU had six blocked kicks to rank fourth nationally and its punt return defense ended the season second-best in the nation (0.94). Coach Hauser was a part of a pair of 10-3 seasons with the Cowboys. They were ranked in the top-15 in the final AP polls and won two bowl games in his two years.

    Coaching Experience
    2018- Iowa State - Quality Control

    2016-17 – Oklahoma State – Graduate Assistant

    2014-15 – Cleveland Browns – Scouting Assistant

    2013 – Oklahoma State – Quality Control

    2012 – Yale - Intern

    2011 - Mount Ida (MA) – Tight Ends, Fullbacks

    -Early opportunity
    -Working with Mike Gundy - Know the why
    -Working with position coaches
    -fiting skills of coaches
    -Coaching the why
    -Kids learn off of clips
    -Effective ways to put together a teach tape
    -The clips are what matter
    -Do mare than just assign a play list
    -Dose it in in small bites
    -Teachable moments

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  • Former NFL and College Strength Coach Anthony Schlegel joins the podcast as the co-host of "The Difference Maker Series" presented by The Difference USA.

    Brian Hartline is the Receivers Coach and Passing Game Coordinator for the Ohio State University.

    In making his transition from player to coach, Coach Hartline has been on a fast track as he's developed one of the most explosive position groups in the country with three All-Americans in 2021.

    Coach Hartline was named the FootballScoop wide receivers coach of the year and in 2019 he was honored by the American Football Coaches Association as one of its AFCA 35 Under 35 honorees, a prestigious program that develops “premier, future leaders” in the coaching profession.

    In his short tenure as a coach he's proven to be a difference maker on the Buckeyes' staff.

    Brian Hartline - Mindset
    -Coach Hartline’s transition in to coaching
    -Being set up to be the coach on the field
    -Applying passion to play to other endeavors
    -Never been around a great player who is dumb
    -You have to sell your ideas
    -Lessons from Jim Tressel, Urban Meyer and Ryan Day
    -The moment you start putting people’s importance in front of your own you’ll remember them
    -Being purposeful
    -Family =environment is palpable
    -Problem with selling a narrative
    -Be genuine
    -Do the right thing and everyone wins
    -Character Connection Competence
    -In-Season training philosophy - keeping them fresh
    -Training load
    -Setting up practice with training load in mind
    -Be intentional and mindful of what you are trying to accomplish
    -A players must get A’s
    -Having a pulse on your drills
    -You can find individual period all day long in practice
    -Being a mindset driven individual
    -Operating at a peak mindset all of the time
    -Attack the mindset not the action
    -Routes are a “race with the defensive line”
    -Maximizing the time you have
    -Blocking - leverage is advantage
    -Evaluation and corrections
    -Learning the pre snap process
    -Separation is won breakpoint to catch point

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  • This episode is taken from the Virtual Football Summit which was held at the beginning of the pandemic shutdown. Former Director of Performance for the Houston Texans Erik Korem shared the details of how he helps prepare a team and get them in game shape for week 1.

    Today, Coach Korem shares how to calculate the ramp up to week one, sharing examples and ideas on how to practice in a way that will simulate the stresses of the game and prevent you from saying during your week 1 game, "We are out of shape."

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  • This episode is taking from the Virtual Football Summit which was held at the beginning of the pandemic shutdown. Former Director of Performance for the Houston Texans Erik Korem shared the details of how he helps prepare a team and get them in game shape for week 1.

    Over the course of your career how many times have you walked away from week 1 saying “We need to get into better shape?”

    For some, practice planning is a copy/paste function. Templates are set up and the practice plan varies little over the course of the season.

    However, crafting a practice that prepares a team to perform at an optimal level is both an art and a science.

    Former Houston Texans Director of Perfomance Dr. Erik Korem, shared the science portion of practice planning.

    The point of any practice is to prepare players for game day. Having a detailed plan on how to be ready both physically and mentally is critical.

    Dr. Korem pointed out that coaches should conduct more of their practices to truly replicate the time and intensity of game day atmospheres. This means setting those old templates and scripts aside and understanding the workload a player and team will face on game day.

    The First Game Conundrum
    Dr. Korem emphasizes having practices that prepare players for both the actual time of practice to replicate the actual time spent on game day.

    If players must exert over a 3 hour and 24 minute period (average time of an FBS contest) then there should be some days that replicate that (within NCAA or state governing body parameters of course). High school games are between two and two and a half hours.

    His point is that most coaches do not plan practices to last as long as they used to, and if not prepared for leading up to game one, the team may very well look out of shape. Korem calls this the first game conundrum.

    He does not suggest having an uptempo practice for that long, but rather studying what actual game day looks like for a certain team, including half time, time outs, and even adjustments on the sideline, and replicating that workload in practice.

    He shares the philosophy, rationale, and science behind this in today's episode.

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  • Today we share the third and final installment with Offensive Line Coach of the Miami Hurricanes Alex Mirabal.

    Coach Mirabal continues his discussion on drills and explains why the language used is so important to teaching techniques and fundamentals. He covers player evaluation and his approach to coaching on game day.

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  • We continue our conversation with Alex Mirabal on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast.

    In over 30 years of coaching, the focus has remained the same for Coach Mirabal - to impact others and be the best teacher that he can be. Today he shares his insight on what it means to be a teacher and a coach and his approach to the game.

    Today the focus is on mindset, leadership of a coach, networiking, practice planning, drill design and rationale,

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  • Alex Mirabal is our guest today on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast. He is in his first year at Miami having served in the sam position at Oregon in 2021.

    A life long friend and high school team of Mario Cristobal, Coach Mirabla got his start at their alma mater Christopher Columbus High School in Miami where he coached for 16 years before moving to the college level at FIU as the Tight Ends Coach. He then moved on to Marshall before going to Oregon.

    In over 30 years of coaching, the focus has remained the same for Coach Mirabal - to impact others and be the best teacher that he can be. Today he shares his insight on what it means to be a teacher and a coach and his approach to the game.

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  • Today we share part 2 of our conversation with Jeff Howard DB Coach and Pass Game Coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. In part 1 we talked about his climb from hs to college to the nfl and the learning and networking that made it possible. We dove into his mindset as a coach teaching and his practice and game day routines.

    In part 2 we talk about defending intent, his view on drills and what he wants to accomplish, player feedback, coaching versus criticism, and coordinating the back end of the defense. We start with talking about an idea he brought up in part 1 - defensing intent.

    -What does defending intent mean
    -What drills are valued most
    -Coaching “instincts”
    -Working with players to learn more and help them
    -Harrison Smith
    -Designing plans and giving the answers
    -Coaching the mental process
    -Player feedback to create buy-in
    -Coaching cues and buzzwords
    -Communication to trigger processes
    -Giving feedback to players - building trust daily
    -Defining coaching vs. criticism
    -Coordinating the back end
    -Setting a foundation them adjusting off of it
    -How does one adjustment affect everyone else?
    -How much is too much
    -Being empathetic to how much can be processed
    -The what ifs - have awareness of what can cause issues
    -The winning edge - play fast, physical, together

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  • Today we talk with Cleveland Browns Defensive Backs Coach and Pass Game Coordinator Jeff Howard.

    After finishing his playing career at Eastern New Mexico University, Howard bypassed plans to go to medical school and chose instead to enter the coaching ranks. He began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at the storied Odessa Permian High School (Friday Night Lights). After working his way to becoming a defensive coordinator there, he went on to an off field position and later an onfield for Texas Tech then took advantage of an opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings. He continues to climb the coaching ranks and has a bright future in the NFL.

    In part 1 of 2 he shares what enabled him to move along this path as well as his mindset and approach to coaching.

    -His start in coaching
    -Learning the game/being mentored
    -Networking and climbing the ranks
    -Be intentional -Spend an hour each day
    -Be a curious thinker
    -Learn all parts of the game
    -Learn the other side of the ball
    -Defending intent
    -Networking to move from HS to college to the NFL
    -Taking the long way
    -Add more value rather than titles
    -Mindset and approach to coaching
    -Serving, teaching, team
    -Developing player mindset and identity
    -Leading and getting players to lead
    -Emotional intelligence and empathy
    -Teaching in the meeting room = don’t be a dictator
    -Teaching from the players perspective
    -Stay ahead of the play
    -Indispensible for doing the job at amnestying elite level
    -Chuck Knoll quote
    -Daily routine as a coach to set up a successful practice
    -Game day routine
    -Game day playlist

  • Matt Myers, Head Coach of Kansas Wesleyan joings the show to discuss his path, the systems that set KWU up for success and his plan for the future of the program.

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  • Matt Moran, who spent 7 seasons (2015-2022) coaching special teams. During those 7 seasons, Stanford ranked #1 in the nation in Special Teams, according to Sports Source Analytics. He was mentored by one of the best special teams coaches in PAC-12 history, Pete Alamar, a veteran of 35+ seasons. Coach Moran is a 2015 Rose Bowl & PAC-12 Champion, and went to 4 bowl games at Stanford. He attended Stanford’s Master of Liberal Arts master’s program after earning a philosophy degree from Bowdoin College in 2010.

    Moran came to Stanford from Rutgers, where he was defensive quality control assistant with the defensive backs during the spring of 2015.

    Prior to his stop with the Scarlet Knights, he served on staff at Albright College (Pa.) as running backs coach and assistant special teams coordinator for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, leading Albright to a postseason bowl game in each season. Albright blocked nine kicks in 2014.

    Moran currently runs Spec Ops, a coaching and consulting company which he founded.

    -Why he got into special teams
    -Learning the game
    -The mindset of the coach
    -The mindset of the players
    -Leading and creating leaders
    -Running the special teams room
    -Establishing specialists as part of the team
    -Connecting the specialist skills and job with the scheme
    -Covering special situations
    -The winning edge

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  • On today’s episode from the PSFCA Virtual Clinic, Head Coach at Penn State shares how they approach developing the Nittany Lion Quarterbacks.

    Quotes and messages
    His background as a QB Coach
    QB job responsibility
    John Wooden
    What he looks for in a QB
    QB goals and objectives
    Vince Lombardi
    Training the quarterback
    Bill Gates

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  • This episode is from the Indiana Football Coaches Association Clinic in which Walt Bell breaks down the RPO and simplifies its teaching.

    Prior to Indiana, Coach Bell served as the head coach at the University of Massachusetts for the last three seasons after five campaigns as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State University (2014-15), the University of Maryland (2016-17), and Florida State University (2018).

    Bell brings 15 years of overall experience with additional stints at the University of North Carolina (2012-13), University of Southern Miss (2010-11), Oklahoma State University (2009), and the University of Memphis (2007-08).

    -Learning the Triple Option
    -Background in the Air Raid
    -Learning to Count in the Box
    -Understanding “Strike Point”
    -Reading Level 2