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"Holding the Edge" features football coaches talking about philosophy, game planning, Xs and Os, offseason programs. It is a a forum to learn more about these coaches, their vision, and their practices. Our goal is to provide multiple coaches’ perspectives at tackling challenges you see in your own program.

The Holding The Edge podcast is sponsored by DC1.  To learn more about DC1 please go to www.defensivecoordinator1.com

Feb 9, 2019

Mike Kuchar serves as co-founder and Senior Research Manager of X&O Labs. Kuchar has spent the last 15 years of his writing career researching and reporting on the newest trends and innovations in the game. His work has been featured in various national publications including ESPN Magazine, USA Today, and CBSports.com as well as coaching trade publications. Since starting X&O Labs, Kuchar has authored several special reports including the Zone Read Study, the Quarters Coverage Study and the 4-2-5 Defense Study.  Aside from his journalistic pursuits, Kuchar has been a coach for 16 years, both at the high school and college level as a head coach and a defensive coordinator. Currently he is the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Rahway High School in New Jersey.  

In this episode we dive into offensive and defensive trends, EA Game design, give shout-outs to HS wrestling and kids playing both ways.  We even pay homage to Howard Stern.  At the end of the day, coaches tend to favor the player's well-being over scheme and that is encouraging for us all.