[Podcast] Training Camp - Building Your Offense During Camp w/ Tommy Zagorski OC/OL Coach University of Akron

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 8/5/2019

On today’s podcast, host Keith Grabowski welcomes Tommy Zagorski, offensive line coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Akron. Zagorski is in his first season at Akron having coached the previous two seasons at Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee for a season before that. During his time at Tennessee, Zagorski helped guide an offense that had NFL-caliber players, such as Josh Dobbs and Alvin Kamara. Additionally, as a member of the John Carroll staff, Zagorski was a finalist for the 2014 Footballscoop.com NCAA Division III Coordinator of the Year. Zagorski joins the podcast today to talk about the ins and outs of training camp.

Show Notes:

3:23 Background info on Akron

4:58 Coach’s journey

8:12 Cohesion of the Akron staff

10:03 Message to players on first day of camp

12:20 Guiding assistants to help put together the offense

15:53 Building up to team situations from individual

19:43 Building fundamentals and stealing time in practice for extra individual sessions

25:08 Advancements the NCAA has made during camp

32:02 Determining “Best 11”

37:19 Winning Edge


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