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North Dakota State A Gap Power

Posted on August 10th, 2019

Throughout their dynasty, the North Dakota State Bison have created a clear offensive identity. They are a smash-mouth, physical f...

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“How Did You Get To Be An NFL Coach?”

Posted on July 6th, 2019

Don't put in a season's worth of brutal working hours only to shrug when someone asks you what your offense, defense or special te...

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Get Better at The Lake, Pool or Beach

Posted on June 27th, 2019

As you are sitting around the pool this summer, FirstDown PlayBook knows that some of you will be dabbling in football even as you...

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Special Teams Section Might Just Save Your Job

Posted on June 8th, 2019

The offensive and defensive section in FirstDown PlayBook exceeds anything else out there but it's the special teams section that ...

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Blitz Pickup Just Got A Lot Easier To Teach

Posted on June 4th, 2019

People who really don't understand pass protection often think it's just about keeping your quarterback upright until he can throw...

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Does Your PlayBook Stuff Belong To You? You Sure?

Posted on May 23rd, 2019

Now all of these programs have an IT department and guess who hired them? That's right, it was not the coach, but the Athletic Dir...

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Kickoff Coverage Tips & Coaching Points

Posted on May 9th, 2019

Often, the first time a young coach gets to be in charge of the big picture is when he gets put in charge of a special teams phase...

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Press Man From The Guy Who Started It In College Football

Posted on May 6th, 2019

In a lot of ways, Ron Case is the "father of press man coverage" in college football. As you will hear, he began doing it when it ...

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FirstDown PlayBook Program Has Changed The PlayBook World

Posted on May 5th, 2019

If you are a high school or college head coach we challenge you to stack your current playbook system up against FirstDown PlayBoo...

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This Section Has Plays From Saturday & Sunday Too!

Posted on April 19th, 2019

We would draw up ten plays, defenses or special teams schemes that jumped out at us during the previous weekend's action in the NF...

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Coach, You Just Saved My Staff 10 Hours A Week…

Posted on April 11th, 2019

"You just saved my staff ten hours a week, minimum." This was from a head coach of a college football program who had used FirstDo...

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USA Football’s Grabowski Interviews Iowa OC Ken O’Keefe

Posted on March 25th, 2019

USA Football's Keith Grabowski talks with Iowa Offensive Coordinator Ken O'Keefe about evaluating the quarterback's footwork. ...

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