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Episode 12: Dale Carlson (Program Creator)

Dale Carlson spoke with Manny at the 2020 AFCA Convention in Nashville about his career in college football. The former Head Coach at Tri-State (now Trine University), Ohio Dominican, and Valparaiso, Dale discusses what it’s like starting programs from scratch and also walking into some different situations. This interview is a great listen for anyone wanting to know more about what goes into creating a successful program, and how to avoid some mistakes along the way.

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Inside Access: Creating and Sustaining Rapid Growth

On this Inside Access episode, Manny discusses his thinking process and how he comes up with new ideas, while sustaining the growth of those ideas throughout the year. He breaks down his “F.I.T.” method of thinking (Focused Intentional Thinking) and lays out his morning routine. Listen in and hopefully you can take some great insight away from this Inside Access!

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Episode 11: Dan Connor (Widener University)

Manny sat down with Dan Connor (Widener University) at the AFCA Convention for this episode of the podcast. Former NFL Linebacker and Penn State Nittany Lion, Dan currently is the Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers coach for the Pride. Manny and Dan discuss his experience as a player, how he got into coaching, his philosophy for coaching LB’s, and much more. A great listen for any coach interested in hearing about a different path into coaching.

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Inside Access: How to Create Your Vision

Manny sits down and discusses how he approaches creating his visions and ideas. He’s been applying these steps to his coaching career since back in 1994 when you began American Football Monthly. Get an inside look at how Manny has created success throughout his career.

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Episode 10: Bill Bedenbaugh (University of Oklahoma)

On this episode of the show, Manny has a great interview with Bill Bedenbaugh, the Offensive Line Coach and Co-Offensive Coordinator at the University of Oklahoma. They discuss Bill’s experience and growth throughout his career, as well as coaching the offensive line position. Everything from recruiting, developing players, and running the offensive line room, get ready to learn some great stuff from Manny and Bill!

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Inside Access: Develop Your Chemistry Set Mindset

On this Inside Access, Manny discusses the Chemistry Set Mindset that has helped him during his career. He explains the origins of his use of this mindset at Emporia State, while expanding on how, why, and when you should implement this way of thinking. A very informative look into the thought process Manny has used in developing some of his offensive schemes throughout the years.

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