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General Discussion / Re: Coaches Gift.
« Last post by joshv155 on Today at 02:00:55 AM »
My travel plans, as they sit right now:  I'll be in Palm Springs on April 22-29.  And in Chicago for a week before that.  Haven't confirmed the dates for Illinois because I'm still trying to coordinate the painter, plumber and floor refinishers, but it will hopefully be before I head to Palm Springs.  After that, I'm at the beach to renovate our hurricane house.

--Dave

I saw in another post you talking about coaching back east next season still ... when are you actually moving to Palm Springs full time ?
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General Discussion / Re: Questions
« Last post by CoachDP on Yesterday at 11:44:58 PM »
Tony, is mountain-toughness different from any other kind of toughness?  Is mountain-toughness more unique, or is it simply a more descriptive adjective?

--Dave
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Safety / Equipment / Re: Practice Dummies
« Last post by CoachDP on Yesterday at 11:39:46 PM »
Depends on the drill and what you're trying to accomplish.  That being said, I like half-rounds because of their versatility.  They can be used as agiles, tackling dummies, shields and beds.

--Dave
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General Discussion / Re: Questions
« Last post by Coach TonyM on Yesterday at 10:35:52 PM »
I have very smart tough mountain kids

--Are "very tough mountain kids" somehow different from garden-variety "very tough kids?"

Why they call it mountain football around here.. tough smash mouth football.   Three teams running Wing T,  two teams running the Split Back Veer and 1 running the Air Raid of all things.

https://www.citizen-times.com/story/sports/high-school/hshuddle/2018/08/09/smoky-mountain-conference-league-champions/799838002/
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Double Wing Football / Re: Murphy Shotgun DW flip the line?
« Last post by Bob Goodman on Yesterday at 10:00:13 PM »
Draw a line through the middle of a balanced line sw....do the same vs unbalanced line sw.....which is actually more unbalanced?
Who cares?  In which one do you have your players having to move farther than the other team's players to get to the action?
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General Discussion / Re: Atmosphere matters
« Last post by blockandtackle on Yesterday at 09:46:47 PM »
The thing is...

When these boys are all grown up and their own playing days are long past, they aren't going to care about wins and losses, or stats, or fancy Xs and Os.

What they will remember and look back on is the experience of being part of your team.  They'll look back on memories of their teammates, of how their coaches responded to them, etc.

That's what matters most.  I saw this articulated better by someone else on here a while back, but it's true: if you show these boys that you care about them, that you want them to succeed, and that your'e there for them off the field as well as on, you are a great coach in their eyes.  Period.
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Safety / Equipment / Practice Dummies
« Last post by CoachAJ-SC on Yesterday at 09:13:04 PM »
Gentlemen, which practice dummies do you think are most beneficial (big tackling dummies, half rounds, shields, etc)?
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Double Wing Football / Re: Murphy Shotgun DW flip the line?
« Last post by CoachCalande on Yesterday at 08:01:51 PM »
I agree, but go farther in that I think you should unbalance the line too.  Why make your pulling OL have to move every time after the snap when you show the defense the "pull side" before the snap?

Others have pointed out that there are some plays you can run with the pullers the other way, so as to get that speed into space.  True, but it still limits you, & I think jet/ plays are more deceptive with the QB under C anyway.

Draw a line through the middle of a balanced line sw....do the same vs unbalanced line sw.....which is actually more unbalanced?
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Double Wing Football / Re: Murphy Shotgun DW flip the line?
« Last post by Bob Goodman on Yesterday at 07:26:08 PM »
For me, any offense that isnít built on running the exact same plays both ways would be best designed with flipping the entire formation in effect creating strong side plays and weak side plays.

So, every time you install a single play, you are in many ways installing the assignments both ways ...this is what we did so effectively at Daniel Boone with my balanced line sw which was simply the dw offense from the gun.
I agree, but go farther in that I think you should unbalance the line too.  Why make your pulling OL have to move every time after the snap when you show the defense the "pull side" before the snap?

Others have pointed out that there are some plays you can run with the pullers the other way, so as to get that speed into space.  True, but it still limits you, & I think jet/ plays are more deceptive with the QB under C anyway.
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Single Wing Football / Re: UBSW
« Last post by Bob Goodman on Yesterday at 07:20:24 PM »
Do you have a 23/25 counter?  I don't believe this is in Dave Cisar's toolkit, but I always thought it the best way to handle situations like this if you tag 16, 18, etc. with that as a fake.  Not only does the DL coming off the short edge get a surprise, but it ties up a LB too as he tries to tackle the 2 back.

I didn't get a chance to install this, but it's pretty much standard issue in classic single wing systems, where you can often find it numbered differently under their different back & hole numbering schemes (such as Caldwell's).

However, Dave Cisar's system has been thru a lot of experience, so he must've had some reason for not using such a play.  I don't remember whether we had a discussion here about that.  Apparently he does have a "block back" tag for the 2 back that he rarely uses, but not with 2-back weak side runs to sell it.  Seems to be just for the shock value.
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