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Brick is one of the speakers at the national coaches convention in Nashville (going on right now), and last night he hosted a seminar on coaching a defensive line.
A writer from FootballScoop sat it on it and shared these thoughts:
Things fully got underway Sunday at the AFCA Convention, and I had the pleasure of sneaking in to hear Brick Haley disperse LSU's vision of defensive line play on Sunday evening. I was far from alone, as the Gaylord's Presidential A ballroom (capacity: 670) held close to 750 minds eager to borrow a bit of LSU's defensive line success for their programs.
Anyone who follows college football knows NFL rosters are stacked with former LSU players, but it really hits home when Haley acknowledges before his presentation that every player shown on LSU's game tape is either in the NFL or on his way there. That is a lot of talent.
One of Haley's key points of emphasis was to show players that what their coaches ask of them works on film. "It' important that kids see what you're doing, and that they can have success with it," said Haley.
Haley went through a number of drills LSU employs (heel line pursuit, six-point explosion) regularly in practice and provided answers throughout a lively question-and-answer session. One thing Haley, like all other coaches, stresses continuously is effort.
"I'm not going to spend an hour and a half every practice yelling at people to run after the ball," said Haley. "If you don't pursue the ball, you're not going to play. If you want to watch, sit in the stands."
Haley said that LSU stresses that each masters three pass rush moves instead of leaning eight or nine. "We don't ask a 300-pound player to learn a spin move. That's why they call us coaches."
With a handful of LSU's defensive lineman departing for the NFL knows he has a lot of teaching ahead of him. "I guess we'll find out how good of a coach I am."
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
I really think Haley is going to get a ton out of Hunter and Rasco. I expect the DEs to be really solid. If the light goes completely on for Freak, he can be as good as he wants to be. I think Brick would probably agree that one of his wildcards is Ego Ferguson, and in a way, Quentin Thomas. Those four could make a solid starting group for him to work with on a DL depleted on really good talent.
Did Stud or Miles speak on offense? maybe they could learn some things during the Q and A
GET AT ME
Your too much, man....
Really love Haley and I am preparing myself for his inevitable departure to become a DC somewhere... I just wish he would stop telling all the other coaches his coaching secrets lol!...
Proud to support everything Louisiana
I seriously, seriously think Rasco is going to have a breakout year next year. Dude's just been blocked by some special talents ahead of him..even Lavar Edwards was a great football player, and he was the 3rd DE.
Come on down RN.
I'm not worried about the DL next year. He will get the job done! No doubt!
I hope Miles can keep him with the assistant head coach tag Cooper had. Don't think that card has been played.
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