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Who is your backup play caller?

Every program in the country allots a certain amount of snaps for their backup quarterback each week to prepare him so that he's ready in the event he's needed, but how many staffs out there are making sure their backup play callers are getting in quality reps as well?

In light of the recent unfortunate circumstances surrounding Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak and Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, we felt like it was important to remind everyone, anything can happen at any given moment and it's important to have a contingency plan in place. 

The bottom line is this; be prepared for every situation. Would your staff know what to do if your head coach, play caller on offense, defense, or special teams were to unexpectedly not be able to work a game? We all need to have a backup plan and those coaches need to be prepared to take things over. Get those guys ready the same way that you do your second string guys; by making sure that they're plugged into the game plan and what it's going to take to win the game.

Hopefully it's a plan of action that you never have to use, but having it in place provides peace of mind for everyone involved in case something unfortunate were to come up. If you haven't sat down and hashed out a plan up until this point, today would be a good day to do so.

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.