The 2007 Clinic Manual features


Featuring presentations made by several of America’s most outstanding coaches, including Paul Alexander,
Tom Brattan, Mike Foley, Tom Lovat, Mike Maser, Jim McNally, Bill Muir, Stacy Searels, and Larry Zierlein.

CONTENTS

Speaker Team Topic

Page

Paul Alexander Cincinnati Bengals Speaker Introductions/Coaching Points to Stimulate C.O.O.L.

5

Tom Brattan University of Maryland Goal-Line Runing Plays

12

Mike Foley University of Connecticut One- and Two-Back Power Plays

20

Tom Lovat Retired NFL Offensive Line Coach The Screen Game

25

Mike Maser Miami Dolphins Building the Offensive Line/The Rap Draw and Wildcat Plays

39

Jim McNally Retired NFL Offensive Line Coach New Things You Should Know That Work

56

Bill Muir Kansas City Chiefs Short-Yardage/Goal-Line/Four-Minute Offense

72

Stacy Searels University of Georgia Offensive Line Pass Fundamentals

89

Larry Zierlein Pittsburgh Steelers Drills and Line Blocking Schemes/The Steelers’ Draw Play

94

    C.O.O.L. Clinic Chalk Talk

108

    About the Clinic Director

112

    About the Editor

114

A Brief History of the C.O.O.L. Clinic

The concept of a clinic geared specifically toward addressing the needs and interests of offensive linemen came to fruition in 1982, when a group of about 18 coaches met with Jim McNally, an assistant coach with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, in the Bengals’ training facility. This situation continued for a few years, before the clinic eventually became too big for the Bengals’ facilities. In response, McNally moved the clinic to a hotel in Cincinnati in the mid-1980s. Among coaches at the initial meeting were Bob Wylie and Paul Alexander, both of whom were to remain involved with

C.O.O.L. Clinic over the years.

In 1995, McNally left the Bengals for a position on the staff of the Carolina Panthers. Bob Wylie, whom McNally had asked to be the caretaker of the clinic, then conducted the clinic for one year in Tampa, Florida. Upon being hired by

the University of Cincinnati, Wylie brought the clinic back home to Cincinnati in 1996.

Since that time, the C.O.O.L. Clinic has been at the same hotel in Cincinnati, although it has changed names over the years from the Clarion Hotel, to the Regal Hotel, to the present-day Millennium Hotel. Traditionally, the C.O.O.L. Clinic has been held the third week in May each year to accommodate the large number of college coaches who incorporate

this event into their spring schedule.