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How to become an #OffensiveCoordinator

Why do you want to be #OffensiveCoordinator? What is your experience that qualifies you to be #Offensive Coordinator? What is the toughest call you have made on #GameDay as an offensive coordinator? What is your curriculum for building your offense? What is you offensive ideology and why? What are the top 5 challenges that you […]

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How to become a Defensive Coordinator

In 1992, there was no Internet, no YouTube, no Facebook, no GIFs shared on Twitter, no sideline laptops. Scouting an opponent was done by studying a game, live and in-person or by studying VHS game film. My job description, as defensive coordinator of an AAU-style, 22-under summer team in 1992 was the same as my […]

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The most important position in football.

What is the most important position in football? Not quarterback, not running back not wide receiver, not offensive live, not defensive line, not linebacker, not the secondary. The most important position in football is the half-squat position, referring to the mid-point of the squat.  This is the strongest position on offense, defense, and special teams, […]

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#SuperBowl preview – part 1

Every football game in the history of wo/mankind has been won and always will be won by who #FightsBack the hardest. #Fight is not created equal. There are different degrees of fight ranging from Minus-Zero Fight to 5th Degree Fight. Every football play in the history of the sport has been and always will be […]

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Rich coach, poor coach – part 5

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as head coach is to give a coordinator full control over system, play-calling, and roster selection.  In my world of Football Poverty, every decision makes or breaks my team. Relinquishing full control to a coordinator means you now have a boss. It means you now work for […]

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Beating Goliath

This video shows how to beat the hell out of Goliath. The only way to beat Goliath is to go deep – dual meaning. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpBxvcOlw7I/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=88n85q8wh2dj #MUCHLOVE #soulofalifter Blessings + all good things #peace Gino Arcaro

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Rich Coach, Poor Coach – part 4.

I have told my football players that pro football has minimal relevance to what we do in the depths of amateur Football Poverty. Here’s one example: Superstars missing all of training camp and pre-season but expect to be plunked into the starting lineup with zero reps. Rich coaches have the luxury of inserting rich players […]

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Rich coach, poor coach – part 3

The biggest difference between Rich Coaching and Poor Coaching is ‘Fit in’ – dual meaning. First, the extent that rookies are ‘fit in’ mind, body, and soul. Second, how to get rookies to ‘fit in’ a team. The recent NFL Draft is a perfect example of how coaching is not created equal. Coaching in Football […]

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Rich coach, poor coach – part 2

A 15 year old rookie has never lifted a weight in his life. Start teaching him from scratch so you don’t lose him, so he doesn’t lose his life, and your team doesn’t lose week after week. A 16 year old has never played any contact sports. Never hit and never been hit. Never tackled […]

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Coaches berating coaches on the sideline is a joke.

There is no amount of money in the world that would be worth it for me to get berated by a head coach on the sidelines in front of players, family, fans, and the whole world. What I saw on the sports page was shocking. I can’t imagine putting up with the public humiliation of […]