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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November 22, 2022 47 min
In this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, Brian Kight joins the show to discuss all things culture. Kight, the CEO of DailyDiscipline.com, discusses why culture is so much more than posters on the wall and why coaches need to have a plan for establishing culture—the same way they have a plan for installing offenses and defenses. SHOW NOTES • 2:00 Who is coaching the coaches? • 3:38 Why business is the inverse of sports ...
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On this week's episode of TeachTapes we continue our walk down the field and discuss open field 3rd down with all of the variations, thinking about strategy and technique from both sides of the ball.
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November 17, 2022 34 min
On this week's episode of Defense with DC we put the focus on the three safety defense, taking a look specifically at TCU's play against Texas. We also give this week's option tips with ND against Navy as the examples. Shownotes: -Homer Smith on evolution of the game -The 3-safety defense in its early days -New Mexico "Lobo" with Brian Urlacher -Offense always has the pen last - patterns of change in football ...
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After an illustrious 26-year head coaching career, Thom McDaniels is still impacting the next generation of football players and coaches. Some may mostly know him as the father of Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels and Houston Texans passing game coordinator/quarterback coach Ben McDaniels. But Thom McDaniels himself truly has had a Hall of Fame career. He earned the USA Today and Nike National Coach of the Year award in 1...
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On today's episode of the OC Office Hour Series, Keith shares Homer Smith's strategies for play calling. He wrote these in his book "Handbook for Coaching the Football Passing Attack" in 1970 but they are as applicable as ever today. Coach Smith ideas provide food for thought in how you approach calling plays and can provide some clarity in using the game plan you work all week long to prepare. Related: Be Your O...
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The GoArmy Edge app can revolutionize the way you practice. On today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast, our host Keith Grabowski details how the app can be used for every position on the football field. 1:22 Usefulness of the Go Army Edge app 3:10 Offensive line 5:23 Quarterback 7:07 Receiver 7:40 Running back 9:48 Defensive backs 10:06 Linebackers 11:01 Defensive line 11:41 Special Teams 12:40 Simple use of the technology Related...
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On this week's episode of Defense with DC, we discuss half-time adjustments, take a look at how Georgia defended Tennessee's high-powered offense, and discuss our weekly tips to defend the option. Shownotes: -Halftime adjustments format -Stealing time -Address problems with things that were practiced -Example- closing the middle of the field with fire zones -Example - open side run -No new coverages -Get the formational hi...
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On this week’s episode of TeachTapes, Keith and co-host Steve Hauser continue to walk the field this time taking a look at all of the open field second down situations, tendencies that develop and the skills and techniques that can be developed to increase success on this down. Shownotes: -The most forgotten down -Styles make fights -The Big12 for examples -Difference in halves for 2nd down -Baylor on 2nd down -Rod Marinelli stand...
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On this week’s installment of the Mushroom Society Series, Keith and co-hots Bob Wylie are joined by Dante Scarnecchia to discuss aspects of what was an incredibly successful career. His 34 tenure with the New England Patriots was the longest in the NFL. He was a part of 10 of the organization’s 11 Super Bowl appearances. Coach Scarnecchia was a part of five Super Bowl Championships. In this episode the coaches discuss the keys...
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On this week's episode of Defense with DC, Dan Carrel, USFL Michigan Panthers Defensive Coordinator takes a look at the Missouri defense against South Carolina and Temple defense vs. Navy to point out ideas and concepts we can learn from. Shownotes: -Coaching up early game calls -Staying ahead of the game -Thinking about how else they can run their plays -Adjustment to motion -Motion may tie into gap schemes -Spinning to motio...
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Brian Kight and Keith Grabowski team up for this special Leadership Journey edition of the Coach and Coordinator podcast. Keith and Brian Kight discuss the challenges of adversity in today’s podcast. Show notes :55 Opportunity and adversity :3:25 Adversity is different for everyone 7:52 Coaching staff will face different types of adversity 10:23 Processing and training for adversity 13:40 Formula for success: E+R=O 15:05 ...
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Today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast 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 will be on how t...
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October 27, 2022 26 min
On this week's installment of the TeachTapes Series, Keith and Stev discuss open field first and ten and how game plans, practice plans, individual periods and play calling are built around this situation. Teach Tapes First Down -The opportunities of first and ten -Beginning to write the narrative and set things up -Alabama ans Mississippi State -Ole Miss and LSU -Using Tempo on first down -Tempo to eliminate DL get off -Firs...
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On today's episode, Keith discusses complementary football with the coordinators of the USFL Michigan Panthers, Dan Carrel, and Eric Marty. Each share their perspective on what playing team football means and how they can work together to help the other. Shownotes: -What is team football? -Allocation of risk -Responsibility to the team and the game plan -Having a perspective from being the head coach -Getting buy-in from both...
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Jeff Mullen joins Keith today on our weekly in-season series The OC Office Hour to discuss creating explosive runs and passes. Coach Mullen is the former OC at West Virginia University and UNC-Charlotte. He served as RB the OT and TE coach at Ohio University from 1995-2000. From there he moved on to Wake Forest as OT & TE and the QB coach. At WVU he served as QB coach and OC and did the same at UNC-Charlotte. Mullen has had su...
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From Season 2 of the Leadership Journey Show This week in the Leadership Journey series, Keith Grabowski and Brian Kight talk about the variation of effort and commitment in a team. They discuss how coaches get the effort desired from their players. Throughout the course of a season, coaches gain an idea of who is giving maximum effort and who is committed as well as those who are not. Keith and Brian discuss what that looks like ...
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On this week's Mushroom Society Series installment, retired NFL and college coach Steve Szabo joins us to discuss his development as a coach, developing in the profession, and we get his perspective on preparing and playing against the offense, in particular, the offensive line. Shownotes: -From the Naval Academy to Viet Nam to coaching -Learning the game -Insight gained from Earl Bruce, Tom Coughlin, Bill Belichick, and Lloyd...
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This week on the Teach Tapes, Steve Hauser and Keith begin a "walk down the field" highlighting situations that occur and the techniques that are showcased in each area. They begin with the backed-up area of the field and view this situation from an offense, defense, and special teams perspective. Shownotes: -Walking the field Jay Bilas style -The game is always played in context -Josh McDaniels -Don’t just run plays, und...
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On this week's Defense with DC installment, Keith and guest host Dan Carrel discuss Alabama-Tennessee, Kentucky-Mississippi State, and SMU-Navy games o different aspects of defense. Shownotes: -Alabama-Tennessee -Split manipulation -Defending stacks -Delineating how to play different stacks -Max splits becomes man -What to prepare for with stacks -Motion into stacks -Mesh from condensed splits -Mesh alert -Kentucky vs. Missis...
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Game Plan Show Notes: This week in the Game Plan series, Coach Keith Grabowski and Coach Charlie coiner talk to former FBS Coach Jim Hueber, about the importance of short yardage play on offense. He talks about the difference in game-play from personnel and detail. He also gave tips and tools of what he did that were helpful and how to add those tips into game-play. He laid out very precise coaching for coaches to quickly implement...
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