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“One of the most innovative minds in football.”— The Wall Street Journal “there’s never been quite a coach like Franklin. He marches to a different beat.”— CBS Sports Tony Franklin has been listed as one of the top offensive football coaches in college football. He’s been featured in Forbes, NPR, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and numerous other national media outlets for his offensive success, coaching and mentoring the #1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Jared Goff, developing a unique business model that changed how football is played, and a willingness to express controversial outspoken views while publicly taking to task the power players of college football. Franklin has also authored and published two successful books and appeared on numerous radio, television, and podcast mediums over his 40 year career. Franklin retired on January 1, 2021, to dedicate his life to building a successful business in consulting, writing, publishing, and podcasting. The Coach Tony Franklin Podcast is an authentic hardcore, raw, and honest look into the real-life experiences and lessons of an American man whose journeys have been anything but boring. Whether it’s a detailed description of his unusual hiring and firing at Auburn by current US Senator Tommy Tuberville, or a heartfelt raw journey into being bankrupt, sleeping in his car, and gambling to pay bills, Franklin delivers brutally honest personal accounts of living a human and imperfect life, as well as a unique insider’s perspective of big-time college football.

The Coach Tony Franklin Podcast Tony Franklin

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    • 4.9 • 267 Ratings

“One of the most innovative minds in football.”— The Wall Street Journal “there’s never been quite a coach like Franklin. He marches to a different beat.”— CBS Sports Tony Franklin has been listed as one of the top offensive football coaches in college football. He’s been featured in Forbes, NPR, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and numerous other national media outlets for his offensive success, coaching and mentoring the #1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Jared Goff, developing a unique business model that changed how football is played, and a willingness to express controversial outspoken views while publicly taking to task the power players of college football. Franklin has also authored and published two successful books and appeared on numerous radio, television, and podcast mediums over his 40 year career. Franklin retired on January 1, 2021, to dedicate his life to building a successful business in consulting, writing, publishing, and podcasting. The Coach Tony Franklin Podcast is an authentic hardcore, raw, and honest look into the real-life experiences and lessons of an American man whose journeys have been anything but boring. Whether it’s a detailed description of his unusual hiring and firing at Auburn by current US Senator Tommy Tuberville, or a heartfelt raw journey into being bankrupt, sleeping in his car, and gambling to pay bills, Franklin delivers brutally honest personal accounts of living a human and imperfect life, as well as a unique insider’s perspective of big-time college football.

    Oh Sh*%T...It's Cover Zero!

    Oh Sh*%T...It's Cover Zero!

    How to beat the dreaded cover zero...Techniques and Concepts to win versus cover zero

    • 27 min
    Find and Create Your " Grass" To Be A Next Level BadAss OC

    Find and Create Your " Grass" To Be A Next Level BadAss OC

    Hal Mumme was the best at using the phrase " look for grass"...We take it one step further and talk about creating your grass as a BadAss OC!

    • 26 min
    20 Characteristics of BadAss Playcallers and OC's

    20 Characteristics of BadAss Playcallers and OC's

    Deep in depth look at what makes the best play callers in football!

    • 37 min
    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning... Episode 24: Offensive Line Coaching Makeup and Camaraderie...The Most Difficult and The Most Important Coaching Hire and Chemistry is the OL (Replay)

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning... Episode 24: Offensive Line Coaching Makeup and Camaraderie...The Most Difficult and The Most Important Coaching Hire and Chemistry is the OL (Replay)

    In the twenty-fourth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play-calling and masterminded offenses we deep dive into the Art of Building an Offensive Line Coaching Staff...2 is better than 1...HardAss and toughness ... Teacher...Good Cop Bad Cop and Much more

    • 24 min
    BadAss Coaches Using Film The Proper Way To Be Their Best in 2022 (Replay)

    BadAss Coaches Using Film The Proper Way To Be Their Best in 2022 (Replay)

    When using film, remember these 4 must: 1) Be self critical 2) Praise when proper techniques even if bad result 3) Reward and Punish 4) Educate!

    • 13 min
    Find A Way!!! Legendary Virginia High School Coach Billy Mills Is A Future Hall Of Famer And Just Finished 15-0 While Averaging Over 50 PPG For His Second State Championship Win And 4 Trips To The Championship Game.

    Find A Way!!! Legendary Virginia High School Coach Billy Mills Is A Future Hall Of Famer And Just Finished 15-0 While Averaging Over 50 PPG For His Second State Championship Win And 4 Trips To The Championship Game.

    All This After Taking Over A Program 5-35 The Previous Seasons Before His Arrival 17 Years Ago. Want to be a better coach, a better human, a leader? Listen to this remarkable man's story. Nuggets of life changing advice. Make sure you listen to the very final conclusion as the last 2 minutes are gold!

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
267 Ratings

267 Ratings

BenjiKelley ,

Benji Kelley

I have been an avid follower and client of coach Franklin since 2005. We have ran his system in one version of another at several different schools. I have been an assistant, coordinator and Head coach and used his systematic approach to teaching, drilling and coaching offense. I love his outside the box thinking and practice lessons on this pod. Listen and you will be glad. Take care.
BK

DWeissOhio ,

Truly get better as a coach

I’ve had the good fortune as a middle school coach to attend multiple live clinics w high school coaching staff w coach Franklin. The number of coaching points I use on a daily basis from coach Franklin is incredible. This has continued by listening to his always engaging and entertaining podcast. There are multiple new tidbits I’ve picked up just in the last few weeks that continue to help me grow as a coach for 2022 by listening to the podcast. Thank you, coach.

MAS Podcast Critic ,

Terrific lessons for life

I was struck by reading about Tony's principled approach, choosing the right thing over what is expedient or convenient. His podcast is a breath of fresh air--a voice of moral clarity, with lessons for life, and not just football.

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