Coachspeak is the Ironman Football Blog podcast. The format has changed multiple times but one constant remains: the guys are going to have a good time talking about football. Whether discussing scheme, coaching, recruiting, athletic performance, or just football (usually college football) in general expect HOT TAKES and the sound of beer cans opening.
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The best episodes of Coachspeak are listed below with a description and stream
(Episode Page) Episode 37: “Fixing Kansas and Oregon State” Justin and Sean discuss how they would fix two bottom feeder college football programs in Kansas and Oregon State.
(Episode Page) Episode 36: “2018 Mt. Rushmore of College Football Coaches”Justin and Sean discuss their criteria for a great head football coach, and who their top 5 head football coaches are in 2018.
(Episode Page) Episode 35: “Mike Leach is for Lovers” Justin and Sean discuss Mike Leach and his career, zany quotes, favorite Leach play, and the Air Raid offense. The guys discuss Lincoln Riley, the next landing spot for college football’s biggest character, and other Leach’ian aspects.
(Episode Page) Episode 34: “Feelin’ Froggy” f/ Joe Daniel. Joe is a legend of the internet and you can find him on Twitter: @footballinfo, on the net: http://joedanielfootball.com/ and on YouTube under some random dude’s channel that stole his videos. We discuss wrasslin, head coaching, assistant coaching, a love-hate of football and other stuff.
(Episode Page) Episode 32: “Jungle Love” aka our Valentine’s Day Special. Sponsored by Health IQ. Justin and Mike talk about not dying as football coaches and how best to take care of ourselves and reduce stress. They also talk about random stuff as usual, off-season programs, and DEAL BREAKERS for taking a job- such as on-campus coaches, turf fields, planning periods, etc. Happy Valentine’s Day slappies!
(Episode Page) Episode 31: “Making Football Safer for Everyone.” Sponsored by Health IQ. I don’t believe that football is unsafe. I think some people practice, play, educate, promote and teach unsafe football. We’re in fear of losing our game but are we doing what we can to save it? Here is a look at the education, training, practice plans, game situations, equipment, and mentality that can make football safer and save the sport. Don’t cancel youth football, improve it. Don’t cancel football, improve it.
(Episode Page) Episode 30: “”Football Journalism” f/ Richard Johnson brought to you by Health IQ. Justin interviews SB Nation writer Richard Johnson (@RJ_Writes) about writing about college football, breaking into journalism, playing high school football, his favorite writers, fandom versus media responsibility, and Publix (of course). HealthIQ.com/coachspeak
(Episode Page) Episode 27: “AFCAirB&B Justin talks with Brendan and Mike about AFCA, finding jobs, and everything else about being a football coach. Sponsored by Health IQ.
(Episode Page) Episode 26: “Offensive Line Coach Art Kehoe (part 2). Justin Interviews Art Kehoe, former Miami Hurricanes Offensive Line Coach in part 2 of the series. Coach Kehoe talks about coaching against Jerome Brown, and coaching his best wins and toughest losses. The Penn State Fiesta Bowl from 1987 comes to mind, as well as the FSU-UM rivalry games.
(Episode Page) Episode 25: “Offensive Line Coach Art Kehoe (part 1). Justin interviews Art Kehoe, former Miami Hurricanes Offensive Line Coach in a 2 part series. Coach Kehoe has coached many All-Americans over his 30+ years in the coaching business. He also has 5 national championship rings, all with the Miami Hurricanes.
(Episode Page) Episode 24: “We Back” w/ Sean Davidson and Mike Gregory. Mike and Justin and Mike and Sean discuss the coaching carousel both for high school and college openings around the country.
(Episode Page) Episode 23: “TV Land” w/ Mike Gregory. Mike & Justin brainstorm over Justin’s idea to have coaches on a TV show where he interviews them doing random things. ex: Mike Leach at IKEA or PJ Fleck having to paddle a boat vs. row one.
(Episode Page) Episode 21: “Glazier, I hardly know her” is about eating, clinics, RPO’s, Coors, first impressions etc. f/ JJ Flynn.
(Episode Page) Episode 20: “IMFB Agility Drills.” Justin talks Agility drills and basically says he hates you.
(Episode Page) Episode 19: “#WeAreRoom304.” Justin and Mike Gregory of room 304 talk football, random stuff, Coors Light and life for an hour.
(Episode Page) Episode 18: “The IMFB 4-2-5 Defense (Install 8)”. Justin talks about the 4-2-5 Defense and how he has adapted his 3-2-2-4 Defense to fit into the world of the 4-2-5.
(Episode Page) Episode 17: “Idle Hand” f/ Mike Gregory. Justin and Mike talk playoffs, wall punching, AFCA hangout sessions, and other random football coaching stuff.
(Episode Page) Episode 16: “Klovn” f/ Marcus Moeller. Marcus talks about being a foreign exchange student from Denmark, playing in Denmark, high school in the US, and staying in the U.S. to kick in college. He talks about 15 hour bus rides and answers some Super Bowl Trivia too.
(Episode Page) Episode 15- “Oil Can Boyd’s” f/ Dan Oswald. Dan talks about coaching under Willie Fritz at the college level, his travels around the country for this game of ours, Special Forces (never special teams) and more!
(Episode Page) Episode 13- “Select Market” f/ JJ Flynn. Justin and JJ talk program improvements, off-season lifting, Every Day Drills aka EDD’s and more!
(Episode Page) Episode 11- “Individual Drills” and Linebackers Drills as part of install #5. Install 5 is a LB drills video and LB manual. Justin discusses every day drills or EDD’s for linebackers and tackling in the hawk style of tackling.
(Episode Page) Episode 10- “EA’s NCAA Football” An hour long episode f/ Aaron Avery (Ponte Vedra HS), Cam Underwood (SOTU) and Mike Gregory (Tampa Catholic HS) talking about missing our beloved NCAA Football series from EA Sports.
(Episode Page) Episode 9- “Moving On” Justin is interviewed by Sean (@IMFB_Sean) about moving from Florida to Oregon, leaving being a head coach to be an assistant, and leaving being an admin for being a teacher again.
(Episode Page) Episode 8- “Coaching Roles” Justin and Sean discuss coaching roles which is part of Install 4. #4 covers the information and documents assistants and headers need to succeed.
(Episode Page) Episode 7- “Breaking into the Business” This episode covers how to break into the football coaching business and what to do once you get the job!
(Episode Page) Episode 6- “Hanging with Hakeem Dickson” (UCF student and football coach). Justin talks with Hakeem about learning how to coach and breaking into the business.
(Episode Page) Episode 5- “Hanging with Mike Gregory” (Tampa Catholic HS). Sean and Justin interview Mike and talk RPO’s, coaching, and football.
(Episode Page) Episode 4- “Program Discipline” Justin and Sean cover program discipline, team culture, and values via the lens of scandals at both Central Florida and Baylor.
(Episode Page) Episode 3- “Unilateral Workouts” which is part of install #2. Justin and Sean talk unilateral lifting, off-season and in-season workouts. The value of working out on one leg or with one arm for athletes and specifically football players.
(Episode Page) Episode 1- “Run Pass Options (RPO’s)” Justin and Sean talk about RPO’s, how they stumbled upon them, and why they are necessary in modern offenses.
(Episode Page) Episode 0- “Welcome to the Jumble” The guys introduce themselves, IMFB.com, the Patreon, and Coachspeak.