Saturday, December 13, 2008

Funny Stuff...

This has absolutely nothing to to with football. However, most football coaches love a joke (intentional or not) more than that average Joe walkin' around out there. I found this little gem particularly funny.

Here's the set-up...

A cab driver walks into a TV station in England to apply for a job... then the unexpected happens.

"A cab driver walks into BBC headquarters to interview for a low-level job. They mistake him for an IT expert who is scheduled to come speak on the air about copyright issues...

...they make him up, mic him and the guy just goes along with the whole thing. The look on his face when the interviewer introduces him is priceless. Then he makes up a lot of sh*t to respond to her questions.... even the interviewer's kind of laughing by the end.

- Apparently the man in the vid wasn't Guy Kewney, it was a man called Guy Goma who they accidently mistook for Kewney. The humourous thing was that this man who had no idea what was going on was actually able to answer the questions she was asking."

Roll Video!

You gotta admire the guy for not missing a beat and being a cool customer through the whole thing... he actually looks to be having a great time by the end of the interview!

I hope he got the job.

Coach Smith

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Awesome Quote

I ran across this at Coach Hugh Wyatt's Double wing site:

There once was a coach (whose name escapes my memory) who was asked why the only linemen he recruited were defensive linemen. He answered, "If they don't work out, you can switch 'em to offense. But if you recruit offensive linemen and they don't work out, all you got are fat managers."


Have a good Wednesday,

Coach Smith

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Future Article

After my first year coaching the option from the flexbone, I've gotten a pretty good idea what to concentrate on in the upcoming season as far as formations to initially put in, runs, passes, etc.


Flex, Unbalanced Flex, Double Nasty Slot, Tripps.


1. ISV vs shaded 4 front and 2 odd fronts (52 and 33 stack)
i) teach and tag the following perimeter blocking schemes:
Base, X, Seal, Crack.
ii) teach and tag the following interior blocking schemes:
Veer, Loop, Load (double option-pitch phase only)

2. Counter Option where psT goes to psLB and pulling G Logs the DT (odd front) or Wraps to LB (even front) We will pitch on EMLOS or duck up if pulling G has to trap the DT (odd front) instead of log

3. Rocket Toss

4. Play Action Pass from all formations - even tagged single or two man routes from unbalanced sets and Trips... boot from rocket as well.

**Supplemental Plays as time and personnel allow:

Midline double and triple options (either this or Trap/Freeze Option must be added by mid season.)

Belly + Belly (double) Option

Trap + Freeze (double) Option

3 step game with boot

Sprint out with max protection (QB keep replaces third read in progression.)

Lastly, if possible (big if) running ISV, trap, and zone option from Gun IF a team shows a significant weakness against it. Again... a big if.

I honestly feel that we could have beat 50% of our opponents this year with only ISV, Counter Opt, and PAP. Period. I think we quite possibly have won 50% of the games we lost if we had been better at 1) audibling into our out of one of those three plays, 2) being a little more solid in handling on-the-fly blocking changes on ISV.

Look for this in the upcoming weeks here and at the Flexbone association.