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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.
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the importance of hydration and important strategies regarding proper hydration.
Updated: Nov 03, 2007, 9:45 PM ET

Doug Sams

Offensive Consultant, Coaches Learning Network

Offensive Coordinator, Delaware State University


Doug Sams is in his first season as the the offensive coordinator at Delaware State University.

Prior to coming to DSU he was the tackles and tight ends coach at Stanford University.

Overall, he has 30 years experience coaching college and professional football including 16 as a college head coach.

Head coaching experiences include Urbana University in Ohio (1988), Fairmont State College in West Virginia (1991-2001), where he won two West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football championships and was named conference Coach of the Year in 1996, and Northern Michigan University (2002-2005).


As a coach in the Canadian Football League he was the Montreal Alouttees offensive line coach in 1986, won a Grey Cup as the defensive coach and special teams coordinator for the Edmonton Eskimos in 1987, and was the offensive coordinator of the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1989-1991.


Sams began his coaching career at Oregon State University where he served as a student assistant from 1976-77 and was a part-time defensive line coach in 1978.

From there, he moved on to the University of Northern Iowa where he coached receivers and the offensive line from 1979-83. In 1983, he joined the Idaho State University staff as tight ends coach and served as offensive coach and recruiting coordinator from 1984-85.


Sams earned a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University (1978) and a masterís degree in physical education from Idaho State University (1984).


Articles by Doug Sams:

The Draw Nickel Oh
Offensive Philosophy and Method

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