College coaches headline local football clinic

Published 12:05 am Friday, April 19, 2013

A whole bunch of football coaches will be in town today and tomorrow to talk a little football at the Lower Alabama Football Clinic at Andalusia High School’s new physical education facility.

AHS head football coach Brian Seymore said a lot of coaches contacted him about having a clinic in the new facility because of its proximity.

“You’ve got to travel so far for coach of the year clinics and others,” Seymore said. “To be honest with you, it got a lot bigger. Instead of it being a one-day deal, it’s going to be a two-day deal.”

The clinic will play host to high school and college coaches talking about different offensive and defensive schemes, along with instruction on how to build a program.

Huntingdon University head football coach Mike Turk and Jacksonville State head football coach Bill Clark are among the speakers.

Some offensive topics include the outside zone, pass game, play action, inside zone read and shot gun. Some defensive topics include linebacker play in the 3-4, 3-3 stack defense, special teams and kicking game, and defensive line play, to name a few. Each part of both portions will be taught by a different high school or college coach.

Seymore said the clinic not only allows coaches to come and learn more about football, it gives them a good opportunity to network with others.

“It aught to be a pretty good group of quality high school and some college coaches coming,” he said. “To me, it’s going to be a pretty good deal.”

Vendors at the clinic include Hudl, Olympia Sporting Goods, Tommy Rodgers of Riddell, Athletic Field Supply, Russell Athletic, Wright Weight Equipment and Andrews Institute.