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to five scholarships taken up on our team if we didn't have
somebody who can coach them.
This was a good opportunity to hire that person, and
now we have five guys on scholarship that are getting
coached the appropriate way. I think you're seeing a big 19
difference in what we're doing schematically.
What's your position on recruiting multisport
athletes versus single-sport athletes?
Based on how we recruit, I don't really have a high
school preference. A lot of kids we recruit in the Northeast
play multiple sports, and I think that's how it should be.
Players should be able to experience high school and play
as many sports as they want. That's how I grew up.
You've worked with some great coaching minds
including Kevin Sumlin, Mike Leach and Mike
Gundy. Who had the most influence on you as a
coach?
All of them - you have to take something from
everybody. Hal Mumme was my college football coach,
and Mike Leach I worked with as a young coach. I took
a lot of different philosophies from those guys, and any
strange, quirky things that I do you can just blame on
Mumme and Leach.
I needed to separate myself from that too if I wanted
to grow as a coach. I took a lot of things from them,
especially offensive football and air raid principles. Then
I branched out and started to develop my own style and
philosophy. I worked two years for Kevin Sumlin and then
Mike Gundy, who are great offensive coaches. I probably
learned more CEO stuff from those guys. They let me do
my own thing on offense.
Young coaches need to pay attention to whatever they can
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and do things that fit them. Don't try to emulate anybody,
but take things that fit them. Don't be afraid to be yourself
and still acquire things that you think are going to help you.
Mike Leach told us that one of the biggest
mistakes football coaches make is overloading
their team with X's/O's. Do you agree with that?
A lot of coaches do that. They get time on their hands
and scheme up things, thinking they're smarter than
the other guy. There's a lot of good football coaches
out there, and our job is to put our players in the
best situation we possibly can. I don't want to ignore
schemes and say schemes don't matter, but you can't be
confused. You have to do your best and get things that
work, but know exactly what your players need to do and
then let them play.
What advice do you have for coaches who
want to climb the ladder and build a career in
football?
Be good where you're at. One of the main things that
prevents coaches from having success is always thinking
there's a better job out there. Just be happy where you're at
and do that best possible job that you can.
In the offseason, meet people and travel around,
spending as much time as you can with different people.
The best time to do it is as a young coach. Travel, ask
questions, see practices and watch how people run their
programs, how they coach offense, defense and special
teams. Also, watch how they do things in the strength and
conditioning world.
The best time to do it is when you're young, because it
takes away a lot of family time. When you get in family
situations, you have to make time for that too.

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