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Offline CoachBrian

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #75 on: July 07, 2014, 03:49:38 PM »
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Quote from: Threepwood on April 17, 2014, 03:36:21 PM
I typed in a google search "I am the dumbest coach of them all" and it showed me this forum.



LOL....that is funny.


Just for the heck of it, I just did a Google search and this site does come up on the front page, 6th one down.  Ironically, the 2nd from the top is John T Reed.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #76 on: July 07, 2014, 08:38:37 PM »
Reed knows his stuff, I love the guy he invented the GAM. The GAM got us a championship!.......... Not using it playing against it!
« Last Edit: July 07, 2014, 08:44:13 PM by CoachOCD »

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #77 on: July 07, 2014, 08:50:44 PM »
Reed knows his stuff, I love the guy he invented the GAM. The GAM got us a championship!.......... Not using it playing against it!
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #78 on: July 07, 2014, 10:46:40 PM »
Believe it or not we lost to a GAM team in the 2010 NC game. They had some wrinkles to it and they were far more athletic than us.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #79 on: July 07, 2014, 11:34:15 PM »
1st time a played against game we lost, it was a different team and age altogether but hey, we still lost.  Apparently running I formation right up the gut wasnt a good plan, over and over and over again...and then to mix things up in the 2nd half, following a tongue lashing at our o line, we decided to......run up the middle over and over and over agian BUT this time we threw in play action pass...lost 13-12

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #80 on: July 08, 2014, 04:41:39 AM »
   1) How did you come across The Dumcoach Forum?

After being a member over at the Delphi Double Wing Forums one of the coaches who I met there suggested I come and check out Dumcoach. So I came on over and found it to be a much more active forum.

   2) What the reason you became a member (as opposed to remaining a guest)?

I wanted to be able to ask questions and just participate. Gaining and sharing the knowledge of the game we all love so much.

   3) How long did it take you to join after you first found the fourm?

It didn't even take me as long as it take to have an official bull ride (8 Seconds by the way).
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #81 on: July 08, 2014, 04:53:53 AM »
It's amazing sometimes how much you can learn from a 30 minutes discussion compared to 10 times as much reading.

Luc

This is so accurate it is scary. We have all had conversations with coaches from the site and have come out so much better because of it. I have spoken to Coach Big B on a couple of occasions and always come away with a little more knowledge and understanding. Coaches (good coaches) have all been in the same boat at some point in time of their coaching careers. And always are willing to help!
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #82 on: July 08, 2014, 09:37:11 AM »
Coaches,

I have a few questions I would like to ask.

   1) How did you come across The Dumcoach Forum? 

Was on Google looking for more info on the Single Wing Offense.  I already had Cisar's and Reed's stuff.  DumCoach came up in the search.

   2) What the reason you became a member (as opposed to remaining a guest)?

I'm much more of a participation type guy.  My knowledge base is way lower than most coaches on here.  So i spend much more time reading, then I do posting.

   3) How long did it take you to join after you first found the fourm?

After the initial thread, all I had needed to do was find the registration button.  No doubt about it.
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #83 on: July 10, 2014, 10:41:14 PM »
This is so accurate it is scary. We have all had conversations with coaches from the site and have come out so much better because of it. I have spoken to Coach Big B on a couple of occasions and always come away with a little more knowledge and understanding. Coaches (good coaches) have all been in the same boat at some point in time of their coaching careers. And always are willing to help!
Amen Coach!
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2014, 11:47:09 PM »
This is so accurate it is scary. We have all had conversations with coaches from the site and have come out so much better because of it. I have spoken to Coach Big B on a couple of occasions and always come away with a little more knowledge and understanding. Coaches (good coaches) have all been in the same boat at some point in time of their coaching careers. And always are willing to help!
Good coaches are teachers by nature. They want to help. So when they get an opportunity to teach another coach they jump at the chance usually. I look at my own progression as a coach. I don't think I was able to effectively help other coaches until I figured out how little I know. Sounds strange but it is true. I was certainly caught in the trap early on thinking that I knew more than I did. Then I found out I didn't know crap and it scared me that I might be exposed. Now I open being exposed with wide arms because without that attitude I can't get better.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #85 on: July 11, 2014, 10:20:31 AM »
Coach Hayes told me about this site and I've enjoyed posting and reading. Keep connected everyone!

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #86 on: July 11, 2014, 01:48:35 PM »
on the other side of the coin....What about those coaches who have not come to this site or others like it? You know the coach type that refuses to come to a football forum-site like this, usually a self proclaimed alpha male, or genius, sometimes both, they acts as if...

A) ...testosterone guides his decision making, if he yells loud enough or yells often enough this the measure of his greatness, just ask him and he will tell ya just how great he truly is. This coach thinks your an idiot and a pussy if you go to anything on line, or one of those dumbshit conferences where nerds try to learn football from other nerds selling their crap.
      They are usually on the defensive side of ball, in his mind he IS a defensive expert! If this coach has to run an offense its something simple like "ON" blocked I formation or similar, its not important what offense you run "HIT SOMEBODY"  if yelled loud enough or often enough ought to cover most offensive plays. You might here quotes of his greatness filled with self approval, quotes like  "I won a championship with this back in 97" " I was a D1 prospect" "when I played I..." I,I,I,I,I,I,I, the word I will be said a lot, probably this coaches favorite word.


B)...he is the keeper of some grand knowledge, to which nobody, especially you, has access, only the elite are privy. (Elite being defined as a high school buddy) This is the arrogant, snide coach, self proclaimed expert, If you listen long enough you will hear it. Arrogant in that he knows and you dont. Snide because he has to explain what he knows to you, complete with half uttered sentences, ambiguity, eye rolling mockery because your wasting his time in making him explain what you should clearly be psychic and already know. This coach is drawn to the offensive side of ball. This is the I know everything coach. If you have to learn football from any other source other than him or how he learned, your wasting your time. The list of acceptable sources include his high school coach, himself and 1 or 2 of his buddies, everybody else complete morons, this includes you. If he finds out you frequent a on-line source, or have tapes or you learned football from any other source, see above acceptable source list, this just confirms his suspicions, he is superior to you in everyway, your an idiot he is a genius and from here is the beginning of any interactions you will have with this coach.
      Oh sure when you scratch the surface his answers become vague. He has a system, usually in his head, sometimes some of it on paper, and if you and the kids do his system correctly you will win the championship. If he doesn't win the championship the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of his asst coaches who have obviously refused to execute his system properly, and the players, who failed to follow instruction, because he would have a trophy otherwise because his system is infallible and by default so is he, or is it he is and by default so is his system.


Above are real live examples of a half dozen coaches I have worked with that flat out refused to look at anything on line. We lost a championship game 1 year because the OC refused to study up on "how to beat the GAM" his I formation was the answer to all questions. I begged I peaded I brought the dumcoach thread on "how to defeat the GAM" I brought my lap top of video on how to defeat the GAM....he thru the paper in his bag, wouldnt even look at it, and when I brought my lap top, he laughed... we lost

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #87 on: July 11, 2014, 02:05:03 PM »
I feel like the internet haters are really starting to die down. I was told in my last coaches meeting that you should do your own "research". It was a pretty cool statement. Of course the guy who said it also wants to run 4 different defenses at the 10/11 year old level. So maybe an abundance of knowledge can be a bad thing.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #88 on: July 11, 2014, 08:08:45 PM »
on the other side of the coin....What about those coaches who have not come to this site or others like it? You know the coach type that refuses to come to a football forum-site like this, usually a self proclaimed alpha male, or genius, sometimes both, they acts as if...

A) ...testosterone guides his decision making, if he yells loud enough or yells often enough this the measure of his greatness, just ask him and he will tell ya just how great he truly is. This coach thinks your an idiot and a pussy if you go to anything on line, or one of those dumbshit conferences where nerds try to learn football from other nerds selling their crap.
      They are usually on the defensive side of ball, in his mind he IS a defensive expert! If this coach has to run an offense its something simple like "ON" blocked I formation or similar, its not important what offense you run "HIT SOMEBODY"  if yelled loud enough or often enough ought to cover most offensive plays. You might here quotes of his greatness filled with self approval, quotes like  "I won a championship with this back in 97" " I was a D1 prospect" "when I played I..." I,I,I,I,I,I,I, the word I will be said a lot, probably this coaches favorite word.


B)...he is the keeper of some grand knowledge, to which nobody, especially you, has access, only the elite are privy. (Elite being defined as a high school buddy) This is the arrogant, snide coach, self proclaimed expert, If you listen long enough you will hear it. Arrogant in that he knows and you dont. Snide because he has to explain what he knows to you, complete with half uttered sentences, ambiguity, eye rolling mockery because your wasting his time in making him explain what you should clearly be psychic and already know. This coach is drawn to the offensive side of ball. This is the I know everything coach. If you have to learn football from any other source other than him or how he learned, your wasting your time. The list of acceptable sources include his high school coach, himself and 1 or 2 of his buddies, everybody else complete morons, this includes you. If he finds out you frequent a on-line source, or have tapes or you learned football from any other source, see above acceptable source list, this just confirms his suspicions, he is superior to you in everyway, your an idiot he is a genius and from here is the beginning of any interactions you will have with this coach.
      Oh sure when you scratch the surface his answers become vague. He has a system, usually in his head, sometimes some of it on paper, and if you and the kids do his system correctly you will win the championship. If he doesn't win the championship the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of his asst coaches who have obviously refused to execute his system properly, and the players, who failed to follow instruction, because he would have a trophy otherwise because his system is infallible and by default so is he, or is it he is and by default so is his system.


Above are real live examples of a half dozen coaches I have worked with that flat out refused to look at anything on line. We lost a championship game 1 year because the OC refused to study up on "how to beat the GAM" his I formation was the answer to all questions. I begged I peaded I brought the dumcoach thread on "how to defeat the GAM" I brought my lap top of video on how to defeat the GAM....he thru the paper in his bag, wouldnt even look at it, and when I brought my lap top, he laughed... we lost

Hey I resemble these remarks. :-) Just kidding.  But I do know coaches like this. I heard about this site from a coach who is a good friend of mine now. I say now because at one point I couldn't stand him. However, he invited my son to play on a select team that he was coaching and we became friends. Telling me about this site was just one of the ways he has helped me. He's also a really good coach.
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #89 on: July 12, 2014, 01:38:59 AM »
I feel like the internet haters are really starting to die down.

I agree. The level of youth coaching today...compared to 10 years ago is the tell for me.

There are some really good coaches out there.
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