Good afternoon, Coach! Here’s what’s going on in the world of high school football Twitter.
1. Going for it on fourth-and-1 continues to lead to more points in 2020 (Michael Lopez)
We all know we SHOULD be going for it more on fourth down. So, why don’t we?
NFL points are up and there are assuredly several reasons why.
An obvious one: teams are going for it more often on 4th down (69% of the time on 4th-and-1)
A non-obvious one: teams have converted 4th-and-1's at ridiculously high rates (77% so far in 2020) pic.twitter.com/uMoK4eodse
— Michael Lopez (@StatsbyLopez) October 6, 2020
What’s stopping you from going for it more often on fourth down?
2. A lack of money is no excuse for not staying hydrated (Uber Facts)
If a player tells you he can’t afford to stay hydrated, show him this stat.
A yearly supply of bottled water for someone who consumes 8 glasses a day costs more than $300.
The same amount of tap water costs about $0.38.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) October 7, 2020
How do you ensure your athletes stay hydrated?
3. Bill Walsh was instrumental in integrating NFL coaching (Mercury News)
When we think of Bill Walsh, we think about him as an innovator of the West Coast Offense. Little did we know he was also instrumental in integrating the coaching landscape in the NFL.
Why Bill Walsh’s fight to integrate NFL coaching was another form of ‘Genius’ https://t.co/VRNupnOmcL
— Mercury News (@mercnews) September 12, 2020
What can you do to help integrate the coaching landscape in your region?
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