“Jason Semore – Defending College Offenses with Multiple Defenses EP 020” Run The Power : A Football Coach’s Podcast

Run The Power returns for episode 020 with Jason Semore, Current Temple University Defensive Advisor, and former Defensive Coordinator at the University of Montana. Prior to Montana, Semore was DC at Colorado School of Mines and a Graduate Assistant at Oklahoma State and the University of Tulsa with Coach Walz. Listen as we talk with Coach Semore about being a GA and moving up the college ranks, playing great defense, and what he would look for when hiring potential coaches in the future. You can follow Coach Semore on Twitter @CoachJSemore.

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Want to hear from another Defensive Coordinator? You can LISTEN TO EPISODE 005 with Coach Nick Bunting about his multiple 3-4 defense, his use of hybrid players to tailor his defense to fit his best 11 players, and his experiences working and learning for an unbelievable network of coaches.


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Mike Bloesch – University of Tulsa Offensive Line Coach

 

Mike Bloesch (pronounced Blesh) just finished his second season as the offensive line coach at the University of Tulsa. In his first season as the Golden Hurricanes offensive line coach Tulsa set a school record with eight 300+ rushing games, which was also the second-most in the NCAA in 2016. That year, Tulsa also set an NCAA record in becoming the first DI school to have a 3,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard rushers and two 1,000-yard receivers in the same season. His 2016 offensive line would go on to have 4 all conference players.

I first met Coach Bloesch before my senior season at the University of Houston. Before assuming his role at Tulsa, Coach Bloesch (a former UH O-Lineman himself) was a football analyst on staff at Houston specializing in helping offensive line. I had 4 different offensive line coaches at Houston, so I also had countless offensive line assistant coaches as well. The thing that stood out most to me about Coach Bloesch was how well he understood his role on the staff. We had many assistant coaches that either tried to be THE offensive line coach, or would actually undermine what the head OL coach was saying because they didn’t agree with it. Coach Bloesch did neither of these things and in that part of my college career it was refreshing to say the least! In a 5 year span, Bloesch went from being the offensive coordinator at a high school in Texas, to being the offensive line coach for a record setting offense at the University of Tulsa. He obviously knows football, but I think what helped him make such a quick climb was his ability to know and thrive in the role he was given, and his ability to relate to players and allow them to feel how much he cared about them as people. Something that is hard to find at the collegiate level! Coach Bloesch is one of the few coaches from my playing days that still keep in touch with me on a regular basis, and I think that is a testament to how much a coach truly cares about his players. How willing is he to check up on and help out someone that can no longer benefit him as a player.

Coach Bloesch has been a coaching mentor to me for several years, and is someone that I contact regularly for advice when it comes to football and the coaching profession. I was extremely excited when he agreed to answer these questions for me. I was even more excited after reading his answers! Just like always, Coach Bloesch was very thought provoking with his answers and I hope you coaches get just as much out of them as I did!


 

1. What’s something you believe about the offensive line (or football) that the majority of your peers disagree with? While many coaches spend all of their time developing and fine tuning the starters of the offensive line I take pride in working with EVERY guy in the room EVERY day we step in the meeting room or on the field. I believe that we are only as strong as our weakest link because I have been through a couple of seasons where I have needed guy # 6,7 and 8 at some point. Obviously I am not able to spend as much time as I would like but I believe that the attention to detail that EVERY guy in my room receives on a daily basis has led us to be Top 15 nationally in Rushing the last two years.

2. What was the most productive run play that you ran this year? Why do you think you ran it so well this year? Inside Zone. Inside Zone is a Day 1 install play for us that my guys truly believe in. By the time Spring Ball and Fall camp is over each year, we will have repped Inside Zone hundreds of times. This gives my guys the confidence in critical situations to block any front/stunt/or blitz thrown at them.

3. If you could go back and give advice to yourself at 25 about coaching, what would it be? Take advantage of the opportunities you have to be around your guys everyday! When I was 25 years old, I was the Offensive Coordinator at Temple HS in Temple, TX. I sometimes took for granted the ability to be around my players everyday. Now that I am a Division 1 Football coach I spend so much time on the road recruiting and really miss the ability to work with my guys year round.

4. What is the most important thing you look for when hiring an offensive line coach? I want to know how well you develop players. As a former HS coach I spent the first 6 years of my career working with and molding whatever bodies walked through the door. Typically I was handed the guys that no other position coach wanted. I took an unbelievable amount of pride in turning those kids into All-District football players and Champions on the field.
5. When watching another offensive line play, what would they do that would make you think highly of that offensive line coach? I look for little things. Do they finish blocks? Do they finish around the football?Are the technically sound? Do they play well as a unit?

6. If you could meet any coach (living or dead) and talk to them for 1 hour who would it be and why? Nick Saban- I have always admired his ability to live up to and exceed sky high expectations year in and year out. I am always looking for new ways to motivate my guys and he is obviously one of the best in the business.

7. What’s the worst advice you hear the most that is given to offensive linemen or coaches? I think the one thing that sticks out most to me is coaches who push and push their guys to be “BIG”. High school kids who are being told they need to weigh 315 or 330 so they can play in college are being set up for failure. I could care less what a kid weighs when he’s in high school. I want to see his frame, his work ethic, his strength, technique and athleticism. We will get him where he needs to be weight wise once he steps on campus. This is much easier than having to trim a guy down for a year before we can build him back up the right way.

8. What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important in coaching offensive line? Important- I think consistency in what we do has helped us achieve success on our Offensive Line at the University of Tulsa. My guys know our schemes, drills, practice expectations and performance standards like the back of their hand. I obviously adjust schemes and practice week to week but the overall standard they are held to never changes.
Less Important- Trying to be cute and installing new run schemes and drills each week. If you are always changing, what are you and your guys going to hang their hat on when the game is on the line?

9. What is the best or most worthwhile investment you’ve made in your coaching career? My willingness to move cities when an opportunity was presented to me.

10. Who comes to mind when you hear the term successful coach. Bill Belichick

11. Coaching is teaching, if you had to teach at a high school, what would you teach?Sr level Government/Economics

12. Who was your biggest mentor while you grew as a coach? Philip Montgomery- Recruited me out of high school to play for him, mentored me as a young HS coach and then hired me when I was ready to coach on his staff.

13. If you were only allowed to go in to a game with 3 run plays, what would they be? Inside Zone, Power, Outside Zone

14. What is your favorite football movie? Remember the Titans

15. What’s the best piece of advice that you have ever gotten? Stop worrying about whats next! Grow where you are planted!

16. If you were only allowed to use 2 run blocking drills the entire season, what would they be? Sled and Boards.

17. If you were only allowed to use 2 pass blocking drills the entire season, what would they be? 1 on 1 vs DL for live reps and a Man Set Drill that I use a few times a week.

18. If your child told you they were going into the coaching profession, for any sport at any level, what advice would you give them? Work Hard, Enjoy the process and Love what you do!

19. What type of music do you listen to when breaking down film? I don’t really listen to tunes when I’m watching tape. I enjoy some peace and quiet.

“Michael Huffman – Developing a Championship Program at Bellevue West Nebraska EP 019” Run The Power : A Football Coach’s Podcast

Run The Power (RTP) episode 019 is a conversation with Michael Huffman, the Head Coach at Bellevue West HS in Bellevue, NE. Coach Huffman won the Nebraska Class A State Championship in 2016, and he has produced one of the most explosive offenses in high school football over the past 3 seasons. Listen as we talk with Coach Huffman about building relationships with players and holding them accountable, Thunderbird Football’s H.E.A.T. philosophy, and installing and executing an explosive uptempo offense at the high school level. You can follow Coach Huffman on Twitter @bwfootballcoach.

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Want to hear from another up Tempo Head Coach? You can LISTEN TO EPISODE 008 with Coach Corbin about the GOLD Standard of Choctaw football, leaving the private sector for a career in teaching and coaching, and managing all aspects of a high school program.


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This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Team Attack Academy. Team Attack Academy is an online football development site for football players and coaches of all levels. It is the most powerful teaching tool introduced into the game today to raise level of playing and coaching football. After using Team Attack Academy your athletes and coaches will outplay, outwork and outsmart their opponents guaranteed. Visit Team Attack Academy at https://teamattackacademy.com

“Pat Baker – A Football Journey, Ohio HS, Dean Pees, Randy Walker, and the NE Patriots EP 018” Run The Power : A Football Coach’s Podcast

RTP Podcast returns for episode 18 with Pat Baker, current Linebackers Coach at Kirkwood HS in Kirkwood, MO, a suburb of St. Louis. Kirkwood and Coach Baker won the Missouri Class 6 State Championship in 2016. Prior to Kirkwood, Coach Baker has had a long and varied background in the game of football, working in many capacities at many different levels. Listen as Rowdy and Walz talk with Coach Baker about working for coaches like Dean Pees at Kent State and Randy Walker at Northwestern. Coach Baker also discusses his great friendship with Josh Boyer, DB Coach for the New England Patriots, and some great insight into working for Coach Belichick. Finally, Coach Baker tells us about the similarities and differences in HS football working in states like Ohio, where he coached and grew up, and Georgia. You can follow Coach Baker on Twitter @pepperleach3.

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Want to hear from another of Coach Walz’s Colleagues? You can LISTEN TO EPISODE 007 with Loren Montgomery were coach talks being a HC, OC, and OL coach, developing a coaching staff through clinics and education, and developing your strength and conditioning program to win titles.


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This episode of Run The Power is brought to you by Audible. Audible has worked with us and is now offering our listeners a FREE Month and Audio Book of your choice at RTPBOOK.com! They have best selling audio books by and for coach’s, and you can cancel your subscription at anytime with no cost and still get to keep your audiobook as a gift from them. To get your FREE Month and Audiobook visit RTPBOOK.com

This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Team Attack Academy. Team Attack Academy is an online football development site for football players and coaches of all levels. It is the most powerful teaching tool introduced into the game today to raise level of playing and coaching football. After using Team Attack Academy your athletes and coaches will outplay, outwork and outsmart their opponents guaranteed. Visit Team Attack Academy at https://teamattackacademy.com

RTP Travel: University of Nebraska

Every offseason I look forward to the opportunity to travel to different places to learn from some of the best football programs in the country. I have been to Nebraska many times, having went to school there from 1997-2001. But this trip was special. This was an opportunity that not many coaches will have: to sit on the ground level of a rebuild in all aspects. Strength and Conditioning. Offense. Defense. Special Teams. To sit and learn the #1 offense in the country at UCF…to learn their install…to learn play calling and tempo…to learn the techniques and intricacies. To learn how they train and condition to get ready to play at that speed and pace.

Lucky for me, our head coach Rick Nelson here at Ankeny HS coached with Scott Frost, Mario Verduzco, Erik Chinander, and Jovan Dewitt while he was at Northern Iowa for many years. These guys are some of his best friends, and for good reason: WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF COACHES. Humble. Honest. Smart. Relationship Builders. Teachers. Organized Planners. You can see how they helped orchestrate the turnaround at UCF. They take minimal credit, and they give it all to the players who did the work and bought in. What an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the best, and what an amazing opportunity to be able to share some of that experience in our first video podcast.

We will be releasing more of the information we learned in later posts and podcasts. Make sure you are following us on Twitter @RunThePower and listening to our podcasts on iTunes or SoundCloud.

“Jack Dingus – Hog Football Clinic and coaching HS Football in Oklahoma EP 017” Run The Power : A Football Coach’s Podcast

RTP Podcast returns for episode 17 with Jack Dingus, current Defensive Coordinator at Crooked Oak HS in Oklahoma City, OK. Coach Dingus is also the co-founder of HogFBChat along with prior RTP Podcast guest Tony Shiffman. Listen as Rowdy and Walz preview the upcoming HogFBChat Clinic with Coach Dingus. The clinic will be held March 10 at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. You can register for the clinic at www.rhodesfootballcamps.com. We also talk about some OL play and schemes, coaching networks in Oklahoma, and using Twitter to learn more about coaching. You can follow Coach Dingus on Twitter @CoachDingus.

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Want to hear more on #HogFBChat? You can LISTEN TO EPISODE 002 with Coach Tony Shiffman where we talk about HogFBChat (every Offensive Line coaches favorite part about Mondays) the transition from O-Line coach to Head coach, and the special bond that football coaches feel with their offensive line group.


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This episode of Run The Power is brought to you by Audible. Audible has worked with us and is now offering our listeners a FREE Month and Audio Book of your choice at RTPBOOK.com! They have best selling audio books by and for coach’s, and you can cancel your subscription at anytime with no cost and still get to keep your audiobook as a gift from them. To get your FREE Month and Audiobook visit RTPBOOK.com

This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Team Attack Academy. Team Attack Academy is an online football development site for football players and coaches of all levels. It is the most powerful teaching tool introduced into the game today to raise level of playing and coaching football. After using Team Attack Academy your athletes and coaches will outplay, outwork and outsmart their opponents guaranteed. Visit Team Attack Academy at https://teamattackacademy.com

Mark Broyles – Pitt State, 2 Back Veer, and Las Vegas

RTP Podcast returns for episode 16 with Mark Broyles, current co-OL Coach and Associate Run Game Coordinator at Broken Arrow HS with Coach Harper. Prior to Broken Arrow, Coach Broyles was an OC/DC at Spring Valley HS in Las Vegas, NV. Coach Broyles grew up in Pittsburg, KS, and played for his father Chuck Broyles at Pittsburg State University as an Offensive Lineman. Listen as Rowdy and Walz talk with Coach Broyles about being a coach’s son and playing for his father, being a coordinator on both sides of the ball in Las Vegas, and being a great friend, oddsmaker, and assistant coach within a program. You can follow Coach Broyles on Twitter @vegasshark72.

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This episode of Run The Power is brought to you by Audible. Audible has worked with us and is now offering our listeners a FREE Month and Audio Book of your choice at RTPBOOK.com! They have best selling audio books by and for coach’s, and you can cancel your subscription at anytime with no cost and still get to keep your audiobook as a gift from them. To get your FREE Month and Audiobook visit RTPBOOK.com

This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Team Attack Academy. Team Attack Academy is an online football development site for football players and coaches of all levels. It is the most powerful teaching tool introduced into the game today to raise level of playing and coaching football. After using Team Attack Academy your athletes and coaches will outplay, outwork and outsmart their opponents guaranteed. Visit Team Attack Academy at https://teamattackacademy.com

G-Y Counter – Sam Powers RTP Install

Sam Powers is this week’s guest on RTP Install, where coaches from across the country come to show other coaches how to install certain aspects of their offense, defense, or special teams. Coach Powers is the Head Coach at Newkirk HS in Newkirk, OK. Coach Powers shares how his team successfully installs and executes G-Y Counter in their 11 and 20 personnel packages. He also shares a couple of nice tweaks you can make when running this play with your Quarterback. The counter play has been around for many years, and Coach Powers does an excellent job breaking it down into simpler terms, in addition to adding some modern twists to the play with some RPO’s and QB runs using the same scheme.

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This clinic is also brought to you by Team Attack Academy. Team Attack Academy is an online football development site for football players and coaches of all levels. It is the most powerful teaching tool introduced into the game today to raise level of playing and coaching football. After using Team Attack Academy your athletes and coaches will outplay, outwork and outsmart their opponents guaranteed. Visit Team Attack Academy at https://teamattackacademy.com

“Rick Nelson – Coaching a Variety of Offensive Schemes EP 015” Run The Power : A Football Coach’s Podcast

RTP Podcast returns with episode 15 with Rick Nelson, former OL Coach at the University of Northern Iowa and Missouri State University. Currently, Coach Nelson is the head coach and OL Coach at Ankeny High School, where Coach Walz also works. Coach Nelson coached 22 FCS All-Americans on the OL, including several future NFL players. Listen as Rowdy and Walz talk with Coach Nelson about the transition from college to HS, being a head coach and OL coach at same time, and the many coaches, schools, and philosophies he has experienced during his long coaching career. You can follow Coach Nelson on Twitter @coachricknelson.

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This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Team Attack Academy. Team Attack Academy is an online football development site for football players and coaches of all levels. It is the most powerful teaching tool introduced into the game today to raise level of playing and coaching football. After using Team Attack Academy your athletes and coaches will outplay, outwork and outsmart their opponents guaranteed. Visit Team Attack Academy at https://teamattackacademy.com

“Mark Cooper – Playing with John Elway, at the“U”, & Developing Youth O-Line EP 014” Run The Power : A Football Coach’s Podcast

RTP Podcast episode 14 is a talk with Mark Cooper, former OL/TE for the U (Miami Hurricanes) and Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Currently, Coach Cooper coaches and develops Offensive Linemen for one of the best youth football teams in America, Creek Red Nation based out of Aurora, Colorado. They have won several youth football National Championships, the most recent coming this past season in Canton, Ohio. Listen as Rowdy and Walz talk with Coach Coop about the development of his own son Cameron from a Tight End to a Left Tackle, coaching and training youth Offensive Linemen, and some great stories of his own career in south Florida HS all the way to the NFL. You can follow Coach Cooper on Twitter @MSCooper63.

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This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Team Attack Academy. Team Attack Academy is an online football development site for football players and coaches of all levels. It is the most powerful teaching tool introduced into the game today to raise level of playing and coaching football. After using Team Attack Academy your athletes and coaches will outplay, outwork and outsmart their opponents guaranteed. Visit Team Attack Academy at https://teamattackacademy.com