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Inside the Headset with the AFCA takes you in-depth with interviews, anecdotes, and breakdown of X&O's with football coaches around the country.

Inside the Headset with the AFCA takes you in-depth with interviews, anecdotes, and breakdown of X&O's with football coaches around the country.
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Inside the Headset with the AFCA takes you in-depth with interviews, anecdotes, and breakdown of X&O's with football coaches around the country.

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English


Episodes

Kris Price, Head Coach - Leander HS (TX)

7/18/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Kris Price, Head Coach for Leander HS (TX). We discuss the ins and outs of his transition to becoming a head coach and taking over the Leander program, including changing the offensive identity, growing the program, and his advice to others who want to become a head coach. After getting his start as a coach at the middle school level in Texas, Coach Price quickly rose to be named the co-defensive coordinator at Dunbar HS (TX) in 2005. Two...

Duration:00:39:50

Urban Meyer

7/11/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we're joined by three-time national champion Head Coach Urban Meyer. We discuss his coaching career, the "Real Life Wednesdays" program he instituted with his teams, and what he would change about college football. Coach Meyer's career began as an assistant at St. Xavier HS (OH) working with the defensive backs in 1985. He went on to be a graduate assistant at Ohio State for two years (1986-1987) before joining the staff at Illinois State to work with the...

Duration:00:23:04

Jeremy Hawkins, Defensive Line - Mercer University

7/4/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we sit down with Jeremy Hawkins, defensive line coach at Mercer University. We discuss his journey through the coaching profession, which includes experiences at the high school, NAIA, Division II, FCS, and FBS levels. Coach Hawkins' career began as a graduate assistant at Troy in 2010. His first full-time position was working with the running backs and tight ends at Central Oklahoma in 2011. He then became the defensive coordinator at Dublin HS (GA) for two...

Duration:00:37:46

Adam Cushing, Head Coach - Eastern Illinois University

6/27/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we sit down with Adam Cushing, Head Coach for Eastern Illinois University. As he enters his first season leading EIU, we discuss how he prepared himself to become a head coach, building trust with his new players, and his recruiting philosophy. Coach Cushing's career began as an assistant coach at the University of La Verne in California (2002-2003). After staying in contact with Northwestern University, he was brought on as a graduate assistant working with...

Duration:00:38:55

Todd Berry, Executive Director - AFCA

6/20/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we sit down with Todd Berry, Executive Director of the AFCA. We discuss the process of taking over a new team as the head coach and everything that goes along with it: establishing culture, developing player buy-in, identifying team leaders, and inspiring hope. Coach Berry's career began as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennesee in 1983 working with the tight ends. He would go on to also serve as a graduate assistant at Tulsa (1984) and Oklahoma...

Duration:00:48:52

Nick Rolovich, Head Coach - University of Hawaii

6/13/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Nick Rolovich, Head Coach for the University of Hawaii. We discuss his coaching philosophy, bringing the run-and-shoot offense back to the Rainbow Warriors, and the unique mindset he and his staff use to prepare their players for travel. Coach Rolovich's career began while he was still playing professional football. After graduating from Hawaii, he had experiences in NFL mini-camps, NFL Europe, and the Arena Football League over the next seven...

Duration:00:26:00

Dana Holgorsen, Head Coach - University of Houston

6/6/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring Dana Holgorsen’s general session from the 2019 AFCA Convention. Mario Price served as the moderator for the conversation, and audience members were able to submit their questions for Coach Holgo. We discuss some of his coaching mentors, the importance of developing relationships with players, and his transition to becoming the head coach for the University of Houston. Coach Holgorsen's career began at Valdosta State working with the...

Duration:00:39:28

Chris Marve, Linebackers - Mississippi State University

5/30/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Chris Marve, defensive run game coordinator and linebacker coach for Mississippi State University. We discuss building credibility as a coach, his philosophy on recruiting and coaching linebackers, and how he works to develop his players on and off the field. Chris Marve's coaching career began at Vanderbilt University as a defensive quality control coach (2014). Prior to the 2015 season, he became a defensive graduate assistant, and he was...

Duration:00:29:25

Chili Davis, Wide Receivers - New Mexico State University

5/23/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Chili Davis, inside wide receivers coach and special teams assistant for New Mexico State University. We discuss his coaching background, what he's looking for in student-athletes during the recruiting process, and the uniqueness of coaching an FBS independent team. Chili Davis' coaching career began at Campbell University as an offensive quality control coach for two seasons (2013-14). He then spent the 2015 season as an offensive graduate...

Duration:00:28:23

Rob Everett, Tight Ends - Memphis Express

5/16/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Rob Everett, who most recently coached tight ends and was a defensive assistant for the Memphis Express in the AAF. We discuss how he has incorporated technology to more efficiently coach and teach players at the high school, college, and professional levels. The best part? All the technology he uses is free. Rob Everett's coaching career began as an offensive line coach at Washington-Lee HS (VA) in 2002. From there, he worked with the offensive...

Duration:00:37:54

Danny Dudgeon & Johnathon Haddock, Co-Offensive Coordinators - Abilene Cooper HS (TX)

5/9/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Danny Dudgeon and Johnathon Haddock, Co-Offensive Coordinators at Abilene Cooper HS (TX). We discuss how they are able to successfully collaborate from game planning to calling plays on Friday nights, they share their offensive philosophy, and we get a unique approach to getting players a ton of reps during spring ball. Coach Dudgeon began his career as the offensive line coach for Breckenridge HS (TX) (2010-2013). He spent the 2014 season...

Duration:00:38:59

Cedric Whitaker, Cornerbacks - Houston Baptist University

5/2/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Cedric Whitaker, Cornerbacks Coach at Houston Baptist University. We focus on his time as a restricted earnings coach at the Division III level, and his time as a defensive graduate assistant at Baylor. He shares some terrific insights that he gained through his experiences, and some of the major lessons he's learned along the way. Cedric Whitaker's coaching career began in 2015 as a restricted-earnings coach working with the defensive line at...

Duration:00:31:13

Bryan Nardo, Defensive Coordinator - Emporia State University

4/25/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Bryan Nardo, Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach for Emporia State University. We dive in to his coordinator philosophy, and he gives us the details on how he and the rest of the defensive staff approach each day of a typical game week. Bryan Nardo's coaching career began as a student assistant coach at Ohio University in 2005, and he worked with the linebackers and defensive backs (2005-2007). In 2008, he briefly served as the offensive...

Duration:00:25:29

Mike Dovenberg, Assistant Coach - College of San Mateo

4/18/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset, we speak with Mike Dovenberg from College of San Mateo. We discuss his coaching background, including how he went on to become a junior college head coach at the age of 25. Coach Dovenberg was diagnosed with Leukemia in June of 2018--he fills us in on his fight with cancer, and he shares how he managed to coach last fall while undergoing chemo-therapy treatments. Mike Dovenberg's coaching career began as offensive coordinator at Patrick Henry HS (MN) while...

Duration:00:19:08

Nick Hill, Head Coach - Southern Illinois University

4/11/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset, we speak with Southern Illinois Head Coach Nick Hill. We discuss his offensive philosophy, some of his coaching influences, and we cover his journey from basketball player at Western Kentucky, to NFL quarterback, and now serving as the head coach at his alma mater. Nick Hill's coaching career began as head coach of Carbondale Community HS (IL) in 2013 after finishing a six-year career in professional football. From there, he joined the Southern Illinois...

Duration:00:27:52

Dan Mulrooney, Head Coach - Anna Maria College

4/4/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset, we speak with Dan Mulrooney--Head Coach for Anna Maria College. We cover the ins and outs of being a young coach, including how he approaches interviewing and hiring coaches to his staff. We also discuss building a program of young players, creating a brand, and we hear the story of how he saved his neighbor's life. Dan Mulrooney's career began as a linebackers coach at Worchester Polytechnic Institute in 2013. Mulrooney was promoted to defensive coordinator...

Duration:00:31:49

Alvin Parker, PhD, Head Coach - Virginia Union University

3/28/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset, we speak with Dr. Alvin Parker, Head Coach for Virginia Union University. We discuss his commitment to education, how he prepared himself to eventually become a head coach, and what he learned during his first season leading a program. Dr. Parker got his start in coaching at Virginia Union in 1999 after he finished his playing time there. He served as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach at VUU until 2003. In 2004, Coach Parker was hired as the...

Duration:00:24:09

Frank Frigo, Co-Founder of EdjSports

3/21/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset, we take a deep dive in to analytics with EdjSports co-founder, Frank Frigo. We discuss using analytics to make better in-game decisions, how the Eagles used EdjSports on their way to winning Super Bowl LII, and we talk about being process-oriented rather than result-oriented. Frank Frigo has a passion for games and markets. He is a former winner of the Backgammon World Championship in Monte Carlo and has held the #1 international ranking of both on-line and...

Duration:00:34:56

Callie Brownson, QC - Dartmouth College

3/14/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset, we speak with Callie Brownson, offensive quality control coach for Dartmouth College. We discuss her background story, how she went on to become the first full-time Division I female football coach, and she offers her advice to coaches. Although unable to play high school football, Callie Brownson went on to play eight seasons of professional football in the Women's Football Alliance, and she also competed for the U.S. Women's National Team. She began her...

Duration:00:27:35

Vincent Cashdollar, Offensive Coordinator - Manchester University

3/7/2019
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This week on Inside the Headset, we speak with Vincent Cashdollar, the offensive coordinator for Manchester University. We discuss his offensive philosophy, how he balances coaching the offensive line while serving as the OC, and his commitment to professional development in the offseason. Coach Cashdollar's career began in 2008 as a quality control coach on Frank Solich's staff at Ohio University (2008-2009). He then became a graduate assistant for Bill Stewart and later Dana Holgorsen at...

Duration:00:29:12