On today’s podcast, we continue our “Training Camp” series with Eric Eidsness, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Northern Illinois University. Eidsness is in his first year at NIU after spending the previous seven seasons at South Dakota State as offensive coordinator and subsequently associate head coach. In 2018, the offense at SDU averaged a school-record 42.5 points and 480.5 yards per game to rank fifth and tenth in the nation, respectively. During the previous three seasons, his offense broke or established 68 single-game, season and career records. Eidsness joins host Keith Grabowski to talk about how he teaches and installs his offense during training camp.
2:40 Coach’s journey
9:08 Main components of Coach’s offense
11:13 How he efficiently installs their offense
16:16 How to judge when to make adjustments to your install plans
20:55 Tools for teaching
25:24 Evaluation process
32:03 Stressing key points in camp
38:48 Monitoring QB reps in camp
43:40 Keeping both players and coaches sharp during the grind of camp
49:30 Staying connected with life outside of football during camp
52:52 Winning edge
Connect with Coach: @CoachEidsness
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