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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: Jul 02, 2010, 11:38 AM ET

Teaching the Zone Scheme:
Part I: The Basics of Offensive Line Play

Mark McHale
Offensive Line Coach, Florida State University (Retired)
MarkMcHaleFootball.com

Editor's note: Mark McHale recently retired after a long and distinguished coaching career that included positions at Florida State, Marshall, Louisville, South Carolina, Southern Mississippi, East Carolina, Appalachian State, Shepherd College, and in the NFL Europe and CFL leagues.

We are honored that coach McHale is sharing his experience and knowledge with Coaches Learning Network members. This is the first article in a series he is providing on playing on the offensive line.

In over 30 years of coaching at the high school, college and professional levels, I have been seen just about every offense imaginable.

However, one constant I have seen regarding any offense, is that if a team canít effectively run the ball, they wonít consistently win.

It doesnít matter if you use a one-back offense, the Run and Shoot, or have a pass-first philosophy, you will have to be able to run the ball at key points in a game - and in a season - to be a consistent winner.

In all of my experience, one of the most consistent and enjoyable running schemes to coach is the zone. This scheme allows you to take advantage of your talent year in and year out. It works with smaller quick backs or bigger stronger backs. It works with big strong linemen and with smaller quick linemen. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.

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