Football Coaching Mailbag

Are you looking to run more unbalanced formations from the Spread next year? Are you struggling with building leaders in your program? Do you want to have an ‘If-Then’ play-calling philosophy but don’t know how the Air Raid plays fit together?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions then you are in luck. We cover these questions in today’s Coaching Mailbag on the Talking Football with Coach McKie Podcast.

You’ll learn from this episode:

  • What type of spread plays leans itself to unbalanced formations.
  • Why I’m in love with the Wildcat formation.
  • Which coaches to follow on Twitter for all your unbalanced formation needs.
  • Which two coaches you need to follow in order to create leaders within your program.
  • How breaking your team into squads will create a stronger team.
  • What happens when you start grading effort and stop grading production.
  • How you can apply the Flexbone’s ‘If-Then‘ philosophy to the Air Raid Offense.

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Spread Power Read Play

Do you want to run the Power Run Scheme? Do you want to know which college team has the most devastating Power Run Scheme? Do you want to know what it was like to play with a future NFL quarterback?

Then you need to listen to my interview with the great Coach Rowdy Harper.

This is a Ph. D in the Power Run Scheme. I took eight pages of notes on how to rep the Power Run Scheme, how to simplify the Power Run Scheme, and who I need to study if I want to get serious about the Power Run Scheme. Continue reading TPF 29: Learning the Power Run Scheme from Coach Rowdy Harper

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Using a Tight End in the Spread Offense

Do you have a Tight End but don’t know how to use him in the Spread Offense? Do you want to use him in the Inside Zone Scheme, but don’t know what to do with him? Do you want to know which Air Raid passing concept would be the best for him?


Because in today’s episode of Talking Football with Coach McKie, I talk about how to use the Tight End in the Spread Offense.

The Tight End is a position that is underutilized in the Spread Offense. Why? Defenses don’t see a tight end that much unless they are going up against a Double-Tight Wing-T offense. Continue reading TFP 28: How to Use a Tight End in the Spread Offense

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Do you want to get great at the Air Raid Mesh route, but don’t know how to rep it at practice? Want to know how you can stop worrying and love the pass? Do you have any great trick plays you want to share with the RonMcKieFootball community? Continue reading TFP 27: Coaches Mailbag 7 - Trick Plays, Trusting the Pass, and Getting Great at the Air Raid Mesh Route

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