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May 2010

May 2010


Simplicity and the O-Line – Why The Flip/Flop O-Line Works

by: Paul Hoffman
Offensive Line Coach Loras College
© May 2010

As coaches, we tend to overthink and overestimate our influence on game days. The common trap is our attempt to outcoach our adversaries across the field. While giving a clinic two years ago, I had an epiphany: “It is not my job to outcoach someone. It is my job to get my men to outplay their opponents.” On game day, it does not matter what we know. It’s what our players know that determines the outcome. This became my motto in everything I do as an offensive line coach and I am blessed enough to coach with others that agree with this position. It became our staff goal to apply a few rules as we set up our offense and continued its development throughout the season.

Loras College Offensive Philosophy

1. Does it fit our system?
2. Is it needed? Will we use it?
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