Coach and Coordinator Podcast

Coach and Coordinator Podcast

Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgeable head coaches, coordinators, and position coaches from professional, college, and high school football. Keith and his guests discuss the philosophy, concepts, schemes, and strategies that they have learned throughout their careers. Each show includes a specific idea that can be applied to help coaches at every level find the winning edge.

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October 15, 2021 29 min
The Game Plan- Traditions Today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast, The Game Plan, features former coach Terry Shea, who does consulting work for future NFL Draft prospects. Shea was offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears and quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams. The Game Plan is a weekly in-season feature that shares thematic ideas that can help coaches and teams once the season begin...
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Today’s guest on the Coach and Coordinator podcast is Grant Caserta. Caserta is the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Illinois Wesleyan. He was a finalist for Football Scoop’s Division III Coordinator of the Year following a 2016 season in which his defense held opponents to under 200 yards per game. He dives into designing game plans, prepping scout teams and game day communication. Show notes -Assigning the coaching s...
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This week we talk with longtime FBS defensive coordinator DJ Eliot about the defenses of Kentucky, Texas A&M, and Iowa and Penn State. We share what those defenses do well and how to incorporate some of their concepts and strategies from game planning to practice to in-game adjustments. Kentucky: -Cloud to a receiver -Star vs top receiver -What are you looking for in game plan -What can hurt cloud Texas A&M: -Brackets c...
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On this episode of our in season series "In the NZone" with Coach Noel Mazzone we discuss some of the big games from that past week and what we can take away from them. Today we focus on: -Creating space for shot plays -Using motion and building a game plan -Defensive stems and movement -Plays protecting plays -Two point decisions and installing and planning two point plays
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On this week's installment of our Adjustment Series we focus on creating and taking away big plays in all phases of the game and ways to practice in that regard. Offense: Isolating receivers plus creating field space Carrying out fakes Find work to spring someone for a touchdown. Defense: 5 yard fence technique for counter, reverse, naked Changing angles of pursuit in a play Taking away space in the secondary Special teams: ...
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October 8, 2021 11 min
For this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, our host Keith Grabowski details several ways for you to instill game-day confidence into your players. We also pulled audio from a previous podcast with Coach Chuck Kyle for his thoughts onpregame speeches. 1. Provide positive feedback 2. Teach them to provide feedback to their teammates 3. Teach them to call out a teammate when effort isn’t given 4. Deliberate practice 5. Po...
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Today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast, The Game Plan, features former coach Terry Shea, who does consulting work for future NFL Draft prospects. He’s served as the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator as well as quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams. The Game Plan is a weekly in-season feature that shares thematic ideas that can help coaches and teams once the season begins. Today’s focus w...
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Coach DJ Eliot joins us on the first episode of our Defensive Series. Coach Eliot has 20+ years of coaching experience in the collegiate rankings. Coach Eliot’s pedigree includes coaching stops at Kansas, Florida State, Miami, Colorado and Kentucky, as well as time with proven winners and program builders Jimbo Fisher and Mark Stoops. Additionally, Coach Eliot is among a select group of defensive thought-leaders that regularl...
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Ohio high school football coaching veteran Mark Solis is today’s guest on the Coach and Coordinator podcast. Now the head coach at Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, Solis sits down with host Keith Grabowski to discuss maintaining a work-life balance for his coaching staff. He also breaks down his philosophy behind building a Football Operations team. Show notes - Weight room philosophy during the season - Giving the co...
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On this week's edition of our Adjustments Series we focus on how to stress an opponent in multiple ways. The strategy discussed will be explained from both an offensive and defensive perspective. Offense: -Stressing a single defender -Expand and contract formation philosophy -Unusual fomartions Defense: -Stressing a line -Bringing pressure from unexpected places -Stemming the front Special teams: -Adding reverse at teams t...
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Mike Rowe is today’s guest on the Coach and Coordinator podcast. A college football assistant-turned high school head coach, Rowe currently serves as the head coach at ROCORI High School in Minnesota, where he’s earned a berth to the state playoffs each of the last three seasons. Rowe opens up about character, pregame speeches and adding trick plays in today’s podcast. Show notes -Teaching character throughout the season -Players...
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Today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast, The Game Plan, features former coach Terry Shea, who does consulting work for future NFL Draft prospects. He’s served as the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator as well as quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams. The Game Plan is a weekly in-season feature that shares thematic ideas that can help coaches and teams once the season begins. Today’s focus w...
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On today's episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, Mike Emendorfer joins the show. Emendorfer is the head coach at Wisconsin-Platteville, where he's coached for the past 19 years, breaking numerous offensive records in the process. Emendorfer's teams at Wisconsin-Platteville routinely appear in national rankings and he's taken home Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors twice. ...
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On this episode of "In the NZone" Coach Mazzone comes to us from Hamburg, Germany where he is coaching an all star game. We discuss the trend of the nub tight end, why it is being utilized more and some advantages that it gives. We delve into speed option and its re-emergence as a way to attack modern defenses, and discuss Steve Sarkisian's use of a reverse out from the QB in the pistol. Then Coach Mazzone hands of...
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September 27, 2021 23 min
On this week's episode in our Adjustment Series we focus on the goal line and short yardage. This is an important area because either points are being scored, chains are moving, or the ball is being turned over on downs. On the offensive side we focus on: -An alternative short yardage strategy https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/alternative-short-yardage-strategy/ -49er's creative QB sneak -The pin and pull or &...
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Today we focus on how we can do little things to take care of ourselves and our players in-season. With the grind of the season, stress and physical requirements of our job can wear us down. The 2007 and 2011 New York Giants under Coach Tom Coughlin made yoga a part of their routine, as did the 2015 Seattle Seahawks under Coach Pete Carroll. ESPN The Magazine wrote an article about it. At the time that was outside the box thinkin...
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Today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast, The Game Plan, features former coach Terry Shea, who does consulting work for future NFL Draft prospects. He’s served as the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator as well as quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams. The Game Plan is a weekly in-season feature that shares thematic ideas that can help coaches and teams once the season begins. -What to look ...
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Chris Wolfe, the head coach at Male High School(Louisville, Ky.), is today’s guest on the Coach and Coordinator podcast. He discusses creating competition in practice and why he has embraced shoulder tackling. Show notes 1:05 Wolfe’s “good on good” practice philosophy 5:07 Adapting based on the opponent 8:14 Offense throughout the season 10:54 Breaking tendencies 12:50 Approach on hitting in practice 17:05 The winning edge
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On this week's "In the NZone" Keith and Noel discuss game planning formation into the boundary plays including Noel's favorites and the use of tempo with FIB, Ole Miss explosives and how they make the opponent defend the whole field, Wake Forest's slow mesh rpo game and how they've mixed traditional read game/rpo, as well as a discussion on how the way defenses and offenses have evolved. The Wake Forest RPO...
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It’s another week of looking at some possible adjustments, tweaks, and wrinkles to keep your offense and defense rolling. Offense We are hitting mid-season and teams have gotten a chance to see what you do. They are studying you on film and trying to hone in on your tendencies. The last thing you want is your offense to bog down. Finding a way to pick up a chunk of yardage or even a touchdown at a critical time can help propel y...
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