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TEAM CLINIC
A Kick Return System
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
An overview of special teams philosophy, NMU’s 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: Aug 01, 2006, 12:53 AM ET

Erik Kruppe

Linebackers Coach, University of Missouri-Rolla

 

Erik Kruppe has served as the linebackers coach and the strength and conditioning coach since 2004.

 

He was an assistant coach at Truman State University three years previous to joining the Miner coaching staff.

 

He is a 1999 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he played linebacker for four seasons. He earned his master's degree from Northeastern Illinois University two years later while coaching at North Park University in Chicago during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He also helped coach at Maine East High School in the Chicago suburbs during the summer in 1999.

 

A native of Niles, Ill., Kruppe was a volunteer assistant coach at Truman in 2001 while teaching special education at Kirksville High School. He joined the Bulldogs' staff as a full-time assistant the following season, where he coached four linebackers that earned first- or second-team honors from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. One of those four, Tameem Yehyawi, was a 2003 second-team All-America selection.

 

Articles by Erik Kruppe:

Linebacker Play in the 43 Defense

UMR Linebacker Drill Work

 

 

Biography and photograph courtesy of University of Missouri-Rolla.
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