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Question and Answer with Bill Manlove

One of the earliest influences in my coaching career was coaching legend Bill Manlove. I met Coach Manlove when I was the 26 year old Head Football Coach at Iona College. We had just lost to Fordham University in a close game and I feeling as low as could be when Coach Manlove {who was […]

Question & Answer with John Iannucci

John Iannucci and I go back a long ways, we’ve been friends for 40 years. So I know him as a friend and a football coach. I know him as “Nooch” so I’ll refer to him that way. We’ve conversed for many hours over the years about football on the phone or over a bowl […]

Question and Answer with Fred Goldsmith

Question and Answer with Fred Goldsmith One of the most difficult tasks in coaching is turning around a losing football program. In basketball one great player can be the difference; in baseball a couple of pitchers can make a cellar dweller into a contender but in football you need to revamp your roster and restore […]

Question and Answers with Jim McNally

Question and Answers with Jim McNally When you think about offensive line play; it’s difficult not to think of Jim McNally. Jim McNally was one of the original proponents of the modern zone blocking scheme. Some call Jim “the father of Zone Blocking”. Jim has 28 years of NFL experience and 14 years of college […]

Question and Answer with Mike Stock

Mike Stock has been a football coach for 45 years at all levels and with tremendous success. Though best known as a Special Teams guru, Mike has also coached wide receivers, running backs, tight ends, and was a head coach at Eastern Michigan University. Mike coached at eight different Universities and six professional football teams. […]

Question and Answer with Rick Lantz

Question and Answer with Rick Lantz Rick Lantz has over forty years of experience coaching football. He’s been both a head coach and an assistant coach. So he brings a lot of perspective to the table. He is most known as a defensive coordinator. A well- traveled defensive coordinator with a wealth of experience with […]

Question and Answer with Jeff Monken

Jeff Monken the 45 year old head football coach at Georgia Southern University has the Eagles on the right track back to IAA dominance. Monken took over the struggling Georgia Southern football program and did two things. The first was to bring back the spread option attack that was the heart of the six National […]

Question and Answer with Tom Moore

Tom Moore is best known for putting together Tony Dungy’s 2007 Super Bowl winning offense with the Indianapolis Colts, but Tom also helped Chuck Noll’s Steelers win 2 Super Bowls as well. Coach Moore is widely recognized as an offensive guru ( a term I know he hates). He also took a proverbial have not […]

Question and Answer with Charles Stebbins

Charles Stebbins is a retired Brigadier General who served as the Provost at The University of Charleston while I was the head football coach. Dr. Stebbins is now head of the under-graduate and graduate school of business at UC. In my last season at UC, I had Dr. Stebbins speak to my staff on leadership […]

Questions and Answers with Gerry DiNardo

Gerry DiNardo went from an All American guard on Ara Parseghian’s National Championship in 1973 to the “Father of The I-Bone” during an successful coaching career in college football. DiNardo had a first hand look at what a championship football team looks like under Ara and joined Bill McCartney at Colorado and was part of […]