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|11 hours 38 min ago||Remind me never to hire you||
Remind me never to hire you
|11 hours 39 min ago||Honestly, who gives a fuck?||
Honestly, who gives a fuck?
|21 hours 38 min ago||70-0 Michigan||
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|22 hours 7 min ago||Michigan Alabama Washington C||
Michigan 63 MSU 6
Michigan 45 Indiana 7
|22 hours 31 min ago||I have coached flag football||
I have coached flag football for several years, and I assume you are coaching tackle. However, there are some parallels particularly in that age group.
The first rule of thumb is that misdirection is the name of the game on offense. Most kids that age prefer to run to the edge over running into tackles. I've found that practicing jet sweeps, pitches, and reverses is paramount. Start with the basics and grade upwards. For instance, have them work on handing off the ball with the QB standing still and the tailback running to the QB. Then, advance them to pitches where the QB is stationary but pitches the ball 2-3 yards out to the HB for a sweep. A step up from that is the reverse with a running handoff and finally the running pitch which is great for the old reverse flea-flicker (seen this twice in CFB this year). For passing, I break it down into two separate drills. The first is route running. You have to get them to know that they must stick to their route - kids often start the route, don't get the ball then stop and yell for it. Second, practice two types of catches - crossing routes and deep routes. Crossing routes are great when you want a quick pass without misdirection. The vertical routes are perfect for the misdirection plays or if you happen to have a height advantage on your team.
People play all sorts of defense. I think zone is easier then man for this age group and I use my linebackers (typically the more experienced kids on the team) to adjust. This simplifies the defense - particularly for the younger kids. The linebackers read the offense and either shift into coverage on the slots or delay to read misdirection. As I referenced in the post above - kids love to try and get the edge, so we spend a TON of time working on our DBs and OLBs sealing the edge. A good drill for this is placing a marker ~10 yds inside the field boundary. Have both the ball carrier and the defensive player start 15-20yds off the line of scrimage and run to the sideline. The ball carrier cannot cut back inside until he passes the marker and the defensive player's goal is to make sure he doesn't get outside to the boundary - ie. seal the edge. You'll be surprised how bad they are at sealing the edge before the drill and how good they get after 10 minutes. This pays off in games as it allows your team to gang tackle the outside rush.
There are tons of websites for coaching and drills, but these are some basic philosophies which work well in that age group from my experience. The bottom line however is have fun! We used kicking competitions and Gauntlet flag drills to pick captains and game day starters. It made practice almost as much fun as the games!
|1 day 12 hours ago||I used to call the direct TVs||
I used to call the direct TVs retention department every summer and bitch about my service and they would give me the NFL Sunday ticket for free. I did that so I could watch the Lions in Florida. I no longer waste my retention department free stuff phone call and it's been a great decision.
|3 days 19 hours ago||No fix necessary.||
I think ND looks perfect just the way they are. No fix necessary. Nope. None. Nada.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Nice. Blow 'em out then enjoy the day!||
Nice. Blow 'em out then enjoy the day!
|4 days 15 hours ago||How important is a win when hosting recruits?||
How important is a win when hosting recruits?
|4 days 21 hours ago||Predictions are hard||
Watching how Wisconsin used the outside linebackers against OSU's spread was great. Edge contain after edge contain (until that 4th quarter, ugh). Very similar for Michigan, only with Peppers spying Barrett. That game is going to be epic. As for MSU? They are a raging couch fire right now and no amount of disrespekt is going to overcome reality. Michigan wins big.
|6 days 15 hours ago||I had the exact opposite||
I had the exact opposite experience at the Outback Bowl - the gamecock fans I met were nice, well versed, and pleasant
|6 days 16 hours ago||Just goes to show why you||
Just goes to show why you coach NCST. You are not good at coaching football.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Better to rush now because they'll lose to Wake Forest||
Better to rush now because they'll lose to Wake Forest
|6 days 20 hours ago||Well, they do have 4 of the 5||
Well, they do have 4 of the 5 ranked 2 loss teams. How long until a 3 loss SEC team is in the top ten?
|6 days 20 hours ago||Coached flag football today||
Coached flag football today and my son caught the game winning Hail Mary TD on the 2 and extended over the goal line for the win! Proud papa! He's 8 but boy is that situational awareness!
|1 week 13 hours ago||LOL||
Ok - so I was hammered and watching the NHL playoffs and this ad came on. My kids (yes... sometimes daddy has a six pack hoping for the Wings to make 1 freaking stop in net) said I needed to get a pair of these. So I did. I bought 3 pairs (not cheap, I think $20 with shipping). They have a weird netting feel and don't really do anything other than chafe if worn too long. I wore a pair and went hiking for the day... um, no. One of three has already fallen apart. For my money I'll take Hanes any day of the week over these. And that's about all for my TMI post this week.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Why do people care about the||
Why do people care about the "estimated wins" stat? It just seems stupid. I think anyone who has watched college football can give you a good idea of how Michigan will do until the game. No metric in the world is going to tell you who wins The Game. I guess it's good for establishing a point spread but it seems like it's a stat that is brought out to an inordinate degree on this blog.
|1 week 16 hours ago||The examples they use in the||
The examples they use in the article of him yelling at players are pretty weak. Hell, all you need is the Under the Lights Purple People Eater freak out
|1 week 16 hours ago||Perhaps that's because you are from australia(?)||
Perhaps that's because you are from australia(?)
|1 week 1 day ago||There is only one to be honest: Tom Araya.||
There is only one to be honest: Tom Araya.
|1 week 1 day ago||How on earth do you not have Bono in there?||
How on earth do you not have Bono in there?
|1 week 1 day ago||And the backup has torched||
And the backup has torched Oregon and OSU, but had 0 completions and negative rushing yards. PSU averages 34 puts a game and is #17 in O eff. It's a good defense whether you choose to believe it or not
|1 week 3 days ago||Meanwhile, the cosmetology||
Meanwhile, the cosmetology professor at UofM discovered that dwarfs can look as big as planets with the right lighting and makeup.
|1 week 3 days ago||Come on. Really? First off||
Come on. Really? First off the stadium will be half Michigan fans because most Spartan fans have given up on the season. Secondly, this is not Columbus. You'll see more groups with fans of both schools entering the stadium. EL is not Ohio.
|1 week 3 days ago||Agree with OP. I care a lot||
Agree with OP. I care a lot about our season but the negative effects of a loss only bother me for a few hours. Granted the loss to MSU last year really bummed me out. I find myself not really caring at all about professional sports at all.
|1 week 5 days ago||Not to mention watching||
Not to mention watching Durkin's boys make PSUs QB look like Vince Young yesterday. Nice upgrade in DC
|1 week 5 days ago||Awesome||
|1 week 6 days ago||Herbstreit doesn't even||
Herbstreit doesn't even acknowledge Michigan. Otherwise I like the guy but the homerism is a bit much
|1 week 6 days ago||How bad is the weather?||
How bad is the weather?
|1 week 6 days ago||I love watching sparty lose before a Michigan slaughter||
I love watching sparty lose before a Michigan slaughter