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The Tao of Frank Beamer’s Special Teams

The Tao of Frank Beamer’s Special Teams

  “I think the kicking game is one of the most important parts of football. I personally believe the kicking game is just as important as offense and defense. I… Read more »

Garo’s Gaffe

Garo’s Gaffe

To honor the 40th anniversary of the ’72 Miami Dolphins’ famous undefeated season, let’s talk about that team’s most famous (or infamous) moment: Garo’s Gaffe. Garabed “Garo” Yepremian was the… Read more »

Feeding the Hogs

Feeding the Hogs

It’s a common refrain among college coaches (particularly line coaches) that their players need to eat more.  A lot more.  A big-framed, yet gangly kid coming out of high school… Read more »

The Curious Case of Gordon Gee

The Curious Case of Gordon Gee

Gordon Gee was—and still is—a bona fide celebrity at Ohio State.  From his his bow ties and round glasses, to his off-the-cuff manner and comfort with crowds, Gee is an… Read more »

Deacon Jones (1938 – 2013)

Deacon Jones (1938 – 2013)

“Going in, going into The Pit, I like to slap the guys’ helmets.  It shakes them up.  When I get to the man with the ball, I hit him as… Read more »

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 3

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 3

For the first two parts of this series, we looked only at static gap defenses that alternated between various amounts of single- and two-gap assignments.  The final variation is a… Read more »

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 2

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 2

As we saw in Part 1, assigning every needed defender to a single gap can stress a defense.  One way to rectify the problem is to change the math by… Read more »

Pat Summerall (1930 – 2013)

Pat Summerall (1930 – 2013)

“For somebody who has been as close to the game as I have, it is staggering that people heavily involved in the game today wouldn’t know who Jim Brown is,… Read more »

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