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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.

Coach and Coordinator Podcas‪t‬ Keith Grabowski

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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.

    Personnel Placement and Development- Joel Rodriguez, Offensive Line Coach, FIU

    Personnel Placement and Development- Joel Rodriguez, Offensive Line Coach, FIU

    Joining Host Keith Grabowski on today’s edition of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast is the Offensive Line Coach at Florida International University. Rodriguez is currently entering his second season with FIU and has previously served in multiple roles at Miami as well as Fordham University. In addition to coaching, Rodriguez made it all the way to the NFL where he played for the Tennessee Titans. Coach has become a master at placing personnel in their correct roles as well as developing young talent.

    1:07 Coach’s journey
    3:48 Influence Coach Munchak had on Rodriguez
    8:00 Find a way to make a system fit players and vice versa
    14:28 How fitting players can help them maximize their skills
    16:30 Coach’s MAP scheme
    19:28 Which fronts were ideal for running MAP
    20:35 Changing schemes based on his Quarterback
    24:30 Advice to Coaches looking to move up and on
    27:06 Winning Edge

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    • 30 min
    Be Where Your Feet Are-Matthew Powledge, Safeties and Special Teams Coach, Baylor University

    Be Where Your Feet Are-Matthew Powledge, Safeties and Special Teams Coach, Baylor University

    On today’s podcast, Host Keith Grabowski is joined by Baylor Safeties and Special Teams Coach, Matthew Powledge. Coach Powledge joined Baylor in 2020, where he led a successful campaign on special teams that landed returner Trestan Ebner on four different All-American teams. Coach joined the podcast today to walk about his Coaching Journey as well as go over different aspect of his special teams units.

    1:05 Coach’s Journey
    2:40 The lessons that stuck with Coach the most, “Be Where Your Feet Are”
    4:55 Difference between having goals and aspirations compared to constantly looking ahead
    7:15 How Coaching Special teams and larger groups has helped him as coach
    9:20 Making sure you reach outside your unit
    10:45 Setting up his Kick Off Return Units
    12:40 Approach towards taking the fair catch and touchbacks
    14:17 Different types of returns they run
    16:00 How they allot practice time towards KOR
    17:55 Drills for frontline guys on KOR
    19:55 Which type of personnel Coach looks for different spots in KOR
    22:08 Techniques to avoid penalties on returns
    25:24 Approach to Kickoff
    27:30 Reliance on his gunners in Punt
    29:42 Winning Edge

    • 32 min
    Creating a Common Language for Coaching, Brent Dearmon, OC, MTSU

    Creating a Common Language for Coaching, Brent Dearmon, OC, MTSU

    On today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast, host Keith Grabowski is joined by Brent Dearmon, Offensive Coordinator at Middle Tennessee. Coach Dearmon is known for his extensive RPO game and tailoring his offense towards his personnel and scheme. Dearmon left Kansas University this offseason, where he had served as the offensive coordinator for the last year and a half. Prior to that, Dearmon was the Head Coach at Bethel University, where he led the team to their best season ever. Dearmon joins Grabowski today to talk about creating a common language amongst his staff and players.

    1:23 Coach’s journey
    2:51 Creating a common language
    5:30 Importance of getting players AND coaches on the same page in terms of terminology
    7:25 Teaching in parables
    9:45 D-Gap fitter
    12:30 The process of changing old terms
    13:35 Gift Route
    16:05 Vertical movement
    18:08 Rocker
    20:20 Preparing to make sure all the terminology is the same and establishing pillars
    22:38 Coach’s manual
    23:52 Advice for coaches going forward

    • 26 min
    Adding Choice Concepts to Layer the RPO Game-Alcorn St. OC Elliott Wratten+ WR Coach Jason Phillips

    Adding Choice Concepts to Layer the RPO Game-Alcorn St. OC Elliott Wratten+ WR Coach Jason Phillips

    On today’s podcast, host Keith Grabowski is joined by two members of the Alcorn State University offensive coaching staff. Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach, Elliott Wratten, and Wide Receivers Coach, Jason Phillips, have helped revolutionize the RPO game by developing their own system. Today, they talk about adding the choice concept to your RPO game.

    1:09 Where the Choice concept fits in the Alcorn Offense
    3:51 What the deep choice looks like
    9:11 What the backside does and you how work the full field
    11:56 Installing the choice concept
    15:15 Putting keys on the field during practice
    16:41 What the backs do in the scheme
    18:20 Running this as opposed to 4 verts
    20:15 Protection responsibilities
    25:52 QB escape routes
    27:50 Different adjustments when you go 3x1 and 2x1
    30:55 Using RPO’s in the same formations as the choice concepts
    33:55 Attacking hashes
    35:02 Switches
    37:57 Inside Choice
    40:57 What adjustments they make to go to inside choice
    45:35 Importance of understanding the next phase of your attack

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    • 49 min
    Coaching that Builds Relationships (Part 2)- Bob Wylie, Offensive Line Coach, NFL/CFL

    Coaching that Builds Relationships (Part 2)- Bob Wylie, Offensive Line Coach, NFL/CFL

    On today’s episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, Host Keith Grabowski welcomes legendary Offensive Line Coach Bob Wylie to the show. Coach Wylie has coached at all levels of football starting all the way down at the Pop Warner Level. He got his college coaching career started as the Oline Coach at Brown in 1980. Since then he has had stops at multiple Division 1 college programs as well as stops with the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets. Currently, Wylie is coaching the offensive line for the Ottawa Redblacks. This is the second episode of a 2 part conversation with Coach Wylie. During this episode he goes into great detail about his coaching style and how he builds relationships with his players.


    Show Notes

    1:27 When did Coach learn to speak up as a young coach and how he cares about his players
    11:36 Putting in 2 different game plans
    15:18 How Coach Wylie teaches the game
    22:42 How the COOL Clinic Started

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    • 33 min
    Coaching that Builds Relationships (Part 1)- Bob Wylie, Offensive Line Coach, NFL/CFL

    Coaching that Builds Relationships (Part 1)- Bob Wylie, Offensive Line Coach, NFL/CFL

    On today’s episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, Host Keith Grabowski welcomes legendary Offensive Line Coach Bob Wylie to the show. Coach Wylie has coached at all levels of football starting all the way down at the Pop Warner level. He got his college coaching career started as the Offensive Line Coach at Brown in 1980. Since then he has had stops at multiple Division 1 college programs as well as stints with the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets. Currently, Wylie is coaching the offensive line for the Ottawa Redblacks. This is the first episode of a 2 part conversation with Coach Wylie. During this episode he goes into great detail about his coaching background, philosophy and what he learned along the way.


    Show Notes:

    0:33 How much Coach Wylie enjoys what he does
    3:28 Why football appealed to Coach
    8:00 How Coach went from a Pop Warner Coach to an NFL Coach
    22:30 How not being afraid to fail guided his coaching style

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    • 28 min

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