As an Offensive Coordinator I loved finding a weak-link on the defense and exploiting him. Whether it was a small corner against my receivers with swingman type frames, or an undersized linebacker we could iso at, etc etc- I loved the match-up chess game.
I’ve read this line a few hundred times since I got into coaching: a head coach isn’t prepared until his third year. I learned that this past season a few times over. I’ve had to remove players from the team, deal with unstable parents, coach up coaches, and even let a coach go.