Lane Kiffin at FAU

https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/08/29/lane-kiffin-fau-coach-alabama-tennessee-usc

Whether you care for Lane Kiffin or not, he’s a fascinating head coach.  Some very interesting coaching takeaways in this article. No matter what you believe about whether Kiffin has changed mentally since he was fired at USC, he absolutely has evolved schematically. Watching the Owls scrimmage earlier this month, they appear to be playing […]

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Leadership Books

I like to read books about coaching, team-building and leadership, but it’s getting harder and harder.  There are so many books out there that have a great concept or idea, but really don’t need an entire book.  Simon Sinek’s book “It Starts With Why” is a great example.  I love the concept.  His initial blog […]

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Pick-Up Basketball

If your players do it a lot, it should matter to you.  It’s always surprised me how many programs don’t take their pick-up games seriously.  If your kids do it 3-4 times per week for over 5 months, it has to matter.  Either that or you are just accepting bad habits.  Too many coaches take […]

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Goals

“While speaking to an NFL team a few years ago, I had each player write their goals on a piece of paper. After a few minutes, I had them rip up the paper they had just written on.  You could hear the complaints & feel their anger & frustration while they ripped up the paper […]

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The NCAA Machine

In my third year at RIC we had a young but very talented team, coming off of a 27-4 Elite 8 season the year before.  We were the most talented team in the league but somewhat inconsistent heading into late January because we were relying on  8 newcomers to have an impact.  We had a […]

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Teach Them How To Get Better Alone

It’s always been a pet peeve of mine to walk into the gym in the off-season and see guys shooting around.  No sweat going, checking their phones every 10 minutes, shooting a couple of jump shots than taking a couple of free throws.  The Gun has changed this a bit in the last 20 years, […]

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