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TEAM CLINIC
A Kick Return System
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
An overview of special teams philosophy, NMUís kick return system, and off-season drills.
 
Man-to-Man Teaching Progression
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of defensive back fundamentals with an emphasis on bump and cushion coverage.
 
Playing on the Offensive Line
Jeff Duvendeck, Off. Coordinator
Covers the characteristics and fundamentals demanded of NMU offensive lineman.
 
Coaching Running Backs
Eric Duchaj, RB Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop running backs.
 
The NMU Outside Linebacker
Matt Bush, OLB Coach
An overview of outside linebacker play, including how to take on blocks, tackle and rush the passer.
 
NMU Defensive Line Play: A 5-Point Progression
Ethan Jeros, D Line Coach
Covers the five-point progression designed to stop the run and rush the passer.
 
The Words of a Champion Part I
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses building a successful program and how to change a losing attitude.
 
The Words of a Champion Part II
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses responsibility of the head coach and gives advice to young coaches.
 
Turning Adversity Into Opportunity
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
Coach Anderson discusses how to turn adversity into opportunity, and the three questions that are the foundation of the NMU program.
 
Coaching Quarterbacks
Dan Mettlach, Quarterbacks Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop quarterbacks.
 
Linebacker Drops in the Traditional 3-Deep Zone
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of linebacker play in the 3-deep zone including adjustments to one-back sets and trips.
 
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part I
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Academics, Body Maintenance and Character/Attitude.
 
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part II
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Speed/Strength/Football Skills and Knowledge of the Game.
 
The Equipment Manager
John Tessaro, Equip. Manager
How the role of the equipment manager has changed, and how it impacts the team.
 
Coach/Athletic Trainer Relationship
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the dynamics of the coach/athletic trainer relationship.
 
Hydration
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the importance of hydration and important strategies regarding proper hydration.
 
Updated: Jun 20, 2010, 7:25 PM ET

Dan Mettlach
Quarterbacks Coach, Northern Michigan University

Dan Mettlach was named to the Northern Michigan University coaching staff for the 2007 season. He will coach the quarterbacks.

As a senior, Mettlach was the 2004 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Player of the Year while quarterbacking Michigan Tech to a 9-2 record and a first-place tie in the conference.

In 2004 he was named a D2Football.com All-America honorable mention, Daktronics All-Region second team and an All-GLIAC first team selection.

During his senior campaign he guided the MTU offense to top 10 national rankings in scoring, rushing and total offense.

He threw for 16 touchdowns with just six interceptions and took fewer sacks than any starter in the league.

Mettlach completed 102-196 passing attempts for 1,683 yards and accounted for 302 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

He is MTUís school record holder with 50 career touchdown passes.

For his career with the Huskies, Mettlach ranks fourth on the all-time passing career list with 5,261 yards on 358-726-17 with 50 touchdowns. He ran for another 1,087 yards with 16 touchdowns.

He played for the Evansville BlueCats in the United Indoor Football League in 2006.

Mettlach is a 2000 graduate of Gwinn High School where he was a three-time selection to the All-Mid-Peninsula Conference Team at quarterback while playing for his father Dick Mettlach.

As a senior he was all-state, All-U.P. Dream Team and the Mid-Peninsula Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Mettlach threw for 3,479 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for 1,173 yards and 25 touchdowns for his high school career.

He graduated from MTU in 2005 with a degree in business administration.

Articles by Dan Mettlach:
Coaching Quarterbacks


Biography courtesy of Northern Michigan University.

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