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Çreating second level finishers and RB drills with James Madison (FCS - VA) assistant Matt Merritt

To wrap up Week 5 of our Online Clinic, and assistant from one of the top FCS programs in college football joined us.

James Madison (FCS - VA) running backs coach Matt Merritt joined us to talk about his philosophy on creating second-level finishers in his running back group, and how that developed skill set directly correlates to the all-important explosive plays for your offense.

Other great nuggets I picked up from Merritt's presentation:

  • How he utilizes the "butter stick" pad
  • Why he encourages his guys to try out new moves in practice
  • How often he demonstrates his drills showing up in games to his guys

Keep up with all of the Online Clinic 2020 content here as we get ready to begin the fifth week of the series. If you’re interested in presenting a topic, or have something specific you want to share for the new 10-minute clinic format, please fill out this Google Form to receive consideration.

See coach Merritt's clinic in the clip.