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PHILOSOPHIES
Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams philosophies are discussed in detail in the Philosophies clinic. Here, a very general outlook is provided.

Offense:
Basically, as I see it, a good offense is capable of both running and passing the football. The key is balance. I believe a good team should run the ball 60 plus percent of the time, yet gain 60 plus percent of its yardage via the passing game. This is possible only if the passing attack is aggressive in throwing the ball down field. When the ball is put in the air, three things can happen, and two of them are bad. Completions therefore must outweigh incompletions and interceptions. The goal of each and every offensive pass play should be at the minimum a first down. In other words, I do not support a short passing, ball control offense featuring 3 or 4 yard passes. The defense should be stretched and forced to defend the entire field at all times. This can only be accomplished if the offense is a perpetual threat all over the field. The running game should attack between the tackles with quick hitting plays designed to minimize defensive pursuit. In general, a good offense should seek to run the ball against a pass defense, and pass the ball against a run defense. This is an important concept designed to limit the linebackers' and defensive backs' effectiveness. When the run sets up the pass, and the pass sets up the run, and the defense is kept on its heels and spread out defending the entire field, an offense should be able to move the football.

I do not support the philosophy of "taking what the defense gives you," rather I believe in taking what I want. My offense will not wildly fluctuate each week to fit my opponent's defense. Instead, my offense will only slightly modify each week in an effort to expose weaknesses in the opposing defense. Only by maintaining both aspects of the offense can one be expected to carry a team if need be in a particular situation.

Defense:
Again, I do not believe in making wholesale changes in defensive schemes to match an opponent's offense. Nor do I support the "bend but don't break" philosophy in place at so many institutions today. A defense can learn to "bend" too much. It can prove difficult and is quite unnecessary to revamp the overall defensive scheme every week. I support an excessively aggressive, physical defense of multiple formations designed to be unpredictable to the opposing offense.

Special Teams:
Special Teams are not merely key to a team's success, they are crucial. The kicking game can reverse the outcome of a game often on a single play. Also, the more prominent special teams play, the more an opponent must take up valuable practice time to counter act it. In an effort to maximize special teams performance, I will incorporate special teams preparation with conditioning. In this manner special teams can be practiced each and every day of practice.
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