It’s merely an opinion-based question but what is the hardest position to play on the football field? Is it middle linebacker? Free safety? Quarterback? I believe it’s the offensive line. Often, the least athletic kids are put on the O-Line and asked to do extremely athletic and skill-oriented movements while maintaining the scheme to which they’re assigned.
I had the luck and pleasure to interview Art Kehoe, a legendary offensive line coach who spent 30 years in the FBS level coaching at the University of Miami, Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech. Coach Kehoe has produced legendary linemen like Bryant McKinnie and Leon Searcy, as well as college stars like Mike Sullivan and Brett Romberg. Kehoe won five national titles, all at Miami, during his two runs with the Hurricanes.
Justin has the pleasure of interviewing Offensive Line Coach Art Kehoe. Art Kehoe played coached at the University of Miami over a 32 year period winning five national championships with the Hurricanes. Art also coached at Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech. Art coached legendary players like Leon Searcy, Bryant McKinnie, Brett Romberg, and KC Jones while at Miami. He talks here in part 1 about getting started in football, his JUCO years, his time playing at Miami under Coach Howard Schnellenberger and coaching under Coach Schnellenberger, Jimmy Johnson, Dennis Erickson, Butch Davis, and Larry Coker.
Welcome to a new series on coaching specific positions when you have new players to the game of football. I feel as if these drills can be used from youth through high school, but especially in the earliest stages of learning the fundamentals. This article focuses on the Offensive Line, and specifically in a zone-blocking scheme.