On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, host Keith Grabowski caught up with University of Minnesota offensive line coach and run game coordinator Brian Callahan at USA Football's 2020 National Conference. Hear how Coach Callahan teaches his zone blocking scheme, and in particular, the stretch play. Also learn about how the Golden Gophers utilize six offensive linemen throughout the game and in certain formations.
2:51 Coach Callahan’s background
5:46 Culture at Minnesota
7:54 Developing the offensive line
15:38 Utilizing six offensive linemen
20:36 Outside zone
22:39 Blocks and combos
24:06 Fit and aiming point
25:57 Eliminate negative plays
27:14 Zone vs. man reaching
30:22 Combination blocks
33:26 Stretch plays
37:19 Simplicity and reads
38:02 Backside blocks
38:44 Patience of running backs
41:12 Helping players understand scheme
42:37 Winning edge
You can follow Coach Callahan on Twitter here: @CallyBrian
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