College football 2018 week 7 review, week 8 preview

Justin flies solo but takes a 180 this week and breaks down Miami at Virginia from the eyes of a coach. Tidbits are included from the R4 quarterback manuals called “From Helmet to Headset” and “Adapt or Die” by Darin Slack and Dub Maddox. Justin also looks into in-game decision making, the personnel decisions that make Mario Cristobal a winner at Oregon, and games to watch in week 8. This is VERY DIFFERENT for the usual Coachspeak mid-season conversation.

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SOTU: How coaches game plan on offense

For StateOfTheU.com (aka SOTU) I covered how coaches game plan on offense on a weekly basis. I discuss the mundane like down and distance and hash to the more analytical such as attacking space and field zone. Of course, Mike Leach makes an appearance.

CLICK HERE or the image below to access the full article

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Stop throwing the red zone fade…

Stop throwing the red zone fade and other musings from +5

Check out my post on SOTU for SB Nation that looks into the research other nice people have done regarding the red zone fade, what other plays will work inside the red zone or +5 yard line, and what I like to run in that area myself. CLICK HERE to read or the image below.

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Historical Football Pieces

I’ve been re-watching old classic games on YouTube and decided to invest time in some historical football pieces.

The first is on the top 10 traditional (under center) option quarterbacks – Click below or here to read┬áThis includes Keenan Reynolds, Kordell Stewart, Donovan McNabb, and Tommie Frazier as a few of the big names in option football from the 80’s, 90’s and today.

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The second historical piece covers the 5 QB’s the ‘Canes defenses of the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s gave nightmares to. The list includes Peter Gardere (Texas), David Klingler (Houston), Chris Rix (FSU), Keithan McCant (Nebraska), and even Troy Aikman (Oklahoma). There are guest features from Marvin Graves (Syracause) and Todd Ellis (South Carolina) as well. Click here or the image below to read

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