502 episodes

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.

    Importance of the Basics (Part 2)- Mike Cummings, Offensive Line Coach, Central Michigan

    Importance of the Basics (Part 2)- Mike Cummings, Offensive Line Coach, Central Michigan

    On today’s podcast, host Keith Grabowski is joined by Mike Cummings, Offensive Line Coach at Central Michigan. Cummings is entering his fourth season in his current position having come over from VMI. Coach has a variety of experience which includes additional stops at Marshall, Connecticut, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan, to name a few. Coach Cummings joins the podcast today for Part 2 of his talk about the Importance of Basics.

    2:22 How the basics come into play on an everyday level
    11:20 Post snap decisions
    14:50 Coaching up the 1 on 1’s
    22:38 Winning Edge

    Importance of the Basics- Mike Cummings, Offensive Line Coach, Central Michigan

    Importance of the Basics- Mike Cummings, Offensive Line Coach, Central Michigan

    On today’s podcast, host Keith Grabowski is joined by Mike Cummings, Offensive Line Coach at Central Michigan. Cummings is entering his fourth season in his current position having come over from VMI. Coach has a variety of experience which includes additional stops at Marshall, Connecticut, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan, to name a few. Coach Cummings joins the podcast today for Part 1 of his talk about the Importance of Basics.

    1:40 Coach’s Journey
    2:56 Takeaways that have helped shape coach
    9:20 Understanding what motivates any given player
    15:54 Process of building the offensive line
    23:51 Helping players solve problems

    All In On Offense- Short Yardage/Goal Line Heavy Sets- Sanders Davis, Rice

    All In On Offense- Short Yardage/Goal Line Heavy Sets- Sanders Davis, Rice

    On today’s podcast, we ramp back up our All In On Offense series as host Keith Grabowski is joined by Rice Offensive Line Coach, Sanders Davis. Coach took over the Rice offensive line in 2020, having previously spent time on staff as a GA. Prior to his time at Rice, Davis spent 5 years at Catholic High School, where he served as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach. Davis joins the podcast to talk about his heavy goalline sets and how they fit in today’s spread world.

    2:22 What his goal line package looks like on a base level
    4:28 Why his team likes to use these unique sets
    7:42 Accounting for how teams will defend these heavy sets in the world of spread offenses
    11:07 When do you install this and how do to make it easy for the QB
    12:33 How many concepts they run out of these heavy sets and how they use them from game to game
    14:10 When they put these plays in during the week and practicing them
    16:30 How they deal with practicing the physical nature of these plays
    17:55 How they adjust their stance and splits for heavy concepts
    22:07 Coaching cues for getting the younger linemen up to speed
    24:12 Targets for lineman's hands
    31:10 What techniques the defense use to stop them and how to counter
    34:04 Coaching the puller
    38:50 Teaching the combos
    41:48 Mindset and physical traits for the runningbacks
    46:00 How they protect the flanks
    48:28 Approach to running pass plays out of these formations
    52:01 Getting creative with personnel

    Developing A Passing Attack for a Young QB- John Tomlinson, Running Backs Coach, Brevard College

    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

    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

    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

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4.7 out of 5
332 Ratings

332 Ratings

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If you are looking for good coaching schemes, drills, or technical information it is in these podcasts. All levels great stuff

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Great information

The information received from the interviews are amazing. The only way we can get better as coaches is to learn from each other. Glad I was able to find this podcast

Arete5 ,

Great!

Always has great information to help coaches become more effective and successful at positively impacting young men!

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