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.
Developing A Passing Attack for a Young QB- John Tomlinson, Running Backs Coach, Brevard College
On today’s podcast, Host Keith Grabowski is joined by John Tomlinson, Running Backs Coach and Director of Player Development at Brevard College. Coach Tomlinson has over 20 years of coaching experience at all different levels of football. Tomlinson had multiple stops in the NFL including with the Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns and Las Vegas Raiders. Additionally, Coach Tomlinson has written a book titled 4th & Inches: A Football Coach’s Season Devotional and has multiple courses available on Coach Tube. He joins the podcast today to talk about how he asses young quarterbacks, shapes his offense around them along with multiple other things.
2:23 Assessing a young quarterback
6:54 Importance of showing players that you put in the work
11:03 How the detail of the NFL helped him prepare at lower levels
14:47 What methods Coach takes in learning how his players learn
20:06 Tailoring concepts to fit players identities
28:52 Understanding the why to everything as a young QB
34:10 Screen Pass Options
38:55 Resources Coach has put together
45:10 Winning Edge
Cool Clinic Preview - Joe Thomas And Bob Wylie
Today's podcast is a sneak preview of the upcoming C.O.O.L. Clinic - the premier clinic for offensive line coaches. In this segment from Joe Thomas's Q&A with Bob Wylie, Joe Thomas answers questions from Bob Wylie:
-You’ve seen a number of young OL come and go throughout your time, what attributes do you see in young players that make you realize they have a chance to be successful in the league?
-What are separates the great coaches from the others?
-What’s the best advice you’ve been given & what advice do you give to younger players?
-What ways to you have to help the OT’s in loud stadiums and on silent counts?
-What silent count operations did you feel worked the best?
-What was your weekly game prep like for film evaluation?
-How did you prepare and what was your mindset when facing elite pass rushers?
-What do you think is the most important aspect of pass protection?
This is just 25 minutes of the nearly 2 hours he did for the clinic.
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Coaching Resiliency- Clint Shumacher
On today’s podcast, host Keith Grabowski welcomes Clint Schumacher who is a football coach, lawyer and author of the new book Second Wind. Schumacher has had many experiences coaching football and in life that led to him trying to develop kids to become more resilient and learning how to teach those traits. Schumacher joins the podcast to talk about some of those skills as well as his book and the inspiration behind it.
2:08 Coach’s journey
3:32 Idea behind thee book Coach wrote, Second Wind
7:33 Teaching players to be resilient in different situations
9:44 Building these resilient concepts year round in players
11:31 Grated cheese and video games
15:15 The process of putting together his book
19:09 How Second Wind became the name of Coach’s book
24:20 Different experiences Coach has had the he outlines in his book
Transitioning to the Role of Analyst- Tyler Hancock, Senior Special Teams Analyst, West Virgnia
On today’s podcast, Host Keith Grabowski is joined by Senior Special Teams Analyst at West Virginia, Tyler Hancock. Hancock has been at WVU since 2019 in his current role. Prior to his time at WVU, he spent time as the Quality Control Coach at Maryland as well as some time at Kentucky and Kentucky Wesleyan. Coach Hancock joined the podcast today to talk about his transition to the role of a Senior Analyst and how it differs from some of his previous roles.
1:10 Coach’s Journey
3:28 Transition to the role of analyst
4:42 What a typical week looks like in terms of workflow for an analyst
7:08 Organization of the Coaching staff at WVU
9:43 How the whole staff helps on special teams
12:10 Where the opportunities lie in special teams
13:43 How much evaluation of special teamers falls upon him
15:20 How the details he encounters can be used on smaller staffs
17:55 Getting everything in during practice
20:00 Organization of scout teams
21:52 Opportunities for younger coaches
23:20 Developing yourself as a coach
24:42 Coach’s role in culture building
26:34 Winning Edge
Coach Player Relationship and Coaching the Oline- Bill Durkin, OL Coach, Coastal Carolina
On today’s podcast, Host Keith Grabowski is joined by Bill Durkin, Offensive Line Coach at Coastal Carolina. Durkin has been at Coastal since thee 2014 campaign and has had the privilege of coaching the Running Backs, Tight Ends, Tackles and now Offensive Line during his tenure. The Coastal Carolina offensive attack has gained praise nationwide over the last few years and Durkin has played a large role in their success. Coach joined the podcast today to talk about his relationship with players as well as some basic offensive and offensive line concepts.
1:20 Durkin’s coaching journey
3:35 Key lessons Coach learned in his journey that have helped shape his philosophy
5:38 Their CPR philosophy
8:30 How effective CPR has been
10:30 Biggest aspects that have led to their success offensively
15:18 Finding a balance between keeping it simple for your guys but hard for the defense
17:30 Approach to indy sessions
21:36 Approach to film sessions
25:28 Coach’s signature play
27:30 Advice to people coming into coaching
30:18 Winning Edge