[Podcast] Wide Receiver Route Running and Blocking: Keenan Bailey, Offensive Quality Control Coach at Ohio State University

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 3/9/2020

At the USA Football 2020 National Conference, we spoke with Keenan Bailey, offensive quality control coach at Ohio State University. On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, hear how coaches at Ohio State emphasize competition, run blocking, a practice swing mentality and finishing routes with their wide receivers. Also discover what Coach Bailey has learned during his coaching journey from Buckeye coaches such as Urban Meyer, Ryan Day and Brian Hartline.

0:20 Intro

1:42 Ohio State University practices 

2:13 Keenan Bailey’s background

7:16 Learning from experienced coaches

7:38 Wide receiver play at Ohio State

9:29 Practice swing mentality

11:40 Break point and catch point

13:58 Competition at practice

16:20 Wide receiver blocking 

19:22 Avoiding laziness as a receiver 

22:43 Blocking in space

25:08 Running routes to the block 

27:01 The winning edge 

  You can follow Keenan Bailey on Twitter here: @CoachKee

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