FNF Coaches Talk

FNF Coaches Talk — RPO and Tempo One-Word Plays, Nubability Camp Inspiration, Coaching Your Son

Hello, Coaches. We’ve got three more stories for you today.

1. CoachTube Video: RPO and Tempo One-Word Plays (FNF Coaches)

Coaches — Here’s another great video from our friends at CoachTube. If you run RPOs and/or a tempo offense, you’ll want to hear from Roosevelt High (S.D.) coach Kim Nelson, who has 278 career wins, one state title and five runner-up finishes.

How do you ignore 40 years of experience? Coach Nelson was running RPOs before anyone thought of putting those three letters together.

Not only does he show examples of successful plays, he shows bad plays and explains why they don’t work.

What type of scheme tutorials would you like to see us feature in video form?

2. Inspiration: Nubability Camp Attendee Tim Lands 20-Inch Box Jump (Brad Vinyard)

We’ve watched this video on repeat all day, and we’re sure you’ll do the same. Share it with your coaching staff, your players … share it with anyone who needs a lift.

Tim’s tears of joy at the end are the icing on the cake.

What is the most inspirational thing you’ve seen an athlete do while training this summer?

3. Mike Gundy has interesting recruiting take on his son (247Sports)

Coaches — Here’s a situation that’s actually more common in high school football than college — coaching your own son.

Mike Gundy’s son, Gunnar Gundy, is a rising senior quarterback at Stillwater (Okla.) High School. His recruitment finally picked up speed after a solid performance at the St. Louis regional edition of The Opening and Stillwater’s runner-up finish in Oklahoma’s Class 6A-II as a junior.

The younger Gundy currently holds two scholarship offers, but neither are from Oklahoma State (he’s being recruited by Eastern Michigan and Toledo). So what gives? And would father even consider coaching son in Stillwater?

“I told him that if you come to Oklahoma State, I’ll coach you like I do everybody else, maybe harder,” Mike Gundy said during Big XII media days. “If you are the best player then you’ll play. If not, then you won’t play even though I am sleeping with your mother.”

If you’ve ever coached your son, how did you ensure that you were not coaching him any harder or easier than the other players?

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