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Offline coacharnold

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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2017, 04:22:44 PM »
But talent in many cases is over done. In many cases, most cases, if you can get a hat on the correct people,you have a chance. Jimmy and Joe matter, but it is nowhere near the end game, just part of it.

Exactly.  This is how we do that.  I'm not sure if you're arguing with me or agreeing, because it seems like both at the same time.

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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2017, 04:24:20 PM »
Exactly.  This is how we do that.  I'm not sure if you're arguing with me or agreeing, because it seems like both at the same time.
just sharing a view. I am sure we disagree somewhere, but not here.
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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2017, 06:14:58 PM »
Maybe 87 could use an ass-kicking.

I always laugh at the coaches who think technique and aggression are worthless if you block the wrong guy.

I often wonder about pundits who take things out of context for their own gain and amusement.   Glad I could make you laugh.    :D
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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2017, 10:12:08 PM »
I often wonder about pundits who take things out of context for their own gain and amusement.   Glad I could make you laugh.    :D

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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2017, 11:16:44 PM »
I'm too busy accomplishing things to have time to wonder often.

Hmmm Curious?  Your reply leads to this question. If one cannot find time to "wonder often", due to  accomplishments, how does one find time to sift through all this and twist context?
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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2017, 01:02:41 AM »
Maybe 87 could use an ass-kicking.

I always laugh at the coaches who think technique and aggression are worthless if you block the wrong guy.

It was a big deal when success depended on 2.5 yards per play with no penalties. Now, I can tolerate a certain amount of "wrong guy".
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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2017, 07:42:53 AM »
Maybe 87 could use an ass-kicking.

I always laugh at the coaches who think technique and aggression are worthless if you block the wrong guy.
Chicken or the egg? Neither is right and neither is wrong. They can't really exist without the other. Some guys over emphasize one and glance over the other. Some guys over complicate all of it. I have fallen into the later group for sure on occasion and need to reevaluate myself sometimes. Some guys don't do a darn thing besides blame the kids.

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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2017, 12:19:47 PM »
SO ALL I had a day with the oline. For prep I went to coaches clinic and listened to Michael for 1.5 hours about he sets up his drills. We started and finished with slow Oklahoma's . It was a great session for my boys. When the loser went off he was coached up on the technique problem and donated 10 up-downs to the cause. All got a little better including me. I dont get alot of time with the power boys. It was fun to jump in against them. When I lost I did the up downs as well.  ;)

When we came together to run full O there was a bit more intensity and sustaining blocks.
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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2017, 12:43:19 PM »
SO ALL I had a day with the oline. For prep I went to coaches clinic and listened to Michael for 1.5 hours about he sets up his drills. We started and finished with slow Oklahoma's . It was a great session for my boys. When the loser went off he was coached up on the technique problem and donated 10 up-downs to the cause. All got a little better including me. I dont get alot of time with the power boys. It was fun to jump in against them. When I lost I did the up downs as well.  ;)

When we came together to run full O there was a bit more intensity and sustaining blocks.
So what you're saying is under all Michaels sarcasm is a coach that really can help?
*edit* I had to add smiley faces    :) :D ;D

Michael I got to get that slow Oklahoma and winners and losers thing from you.
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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #54 on: September 15, 2017, 01:10:31 PM »
So what you're saying is under all Michaels sarcasm is a coach that really can help?
*edit* I had to add smiley faces    :) :D ;D

Michael I got to get that slow Oklahoma and winners and losers thing from you.

Just give me a call.

When I coached little guys, when the loser got knocked out, he had to come to me before he got in line and say, "How can I be better?"  It was ridiculous how well it worked.  Completely reframed the whole "getting corrected" thing.  We try to make the winners better, too, of course, and they'd eventually lose, too, unless they happened to be the winner on the last rep of practice.
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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2017, 12:14:18 PM »
Update - We won this week.Alot of that had to do with the oline. We got more firing out and a more physical style of play from them. Slow Oklahomahas really helped my guys sustain blocks. The towel drill helps the aggression and oline blacking responsibility. 

We also stopped all pulling except for our trap. It has made a difference but we are missing that big second level blocking.



nothing replaces effort. nothing replaces the mind. One with out the other is a waste.

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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2017, 12:36:33 PM »
Awesome coach
Congrats
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Re: Teaching linemen to Block
« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2017, 12:51:36 PM »
Update - We won this week.Alot of that had to do with the oline. We got more firing out and a more physical style of play from them. Slow Oklahomahas really helped my guys sustain blocks. The towel drill helps the aggression and oline blacking responsibility. 

We also stopped all pulling except for our trap. It has made a difference but we are missing that big second level blocking.
There is more than one way to get second level blocks.