In Nittany Lions Special Teams Philosophy, Drills, and Skills, Joe Lorig, Special Teams Coordinator and Outside Linebackers Coach at Penn State University, currently the Special Teams Coordinator for the University of Oregon, discusses the Penn State techniques and teaching methods to special teams.
Coach Lorig outlines the goals and expectations he has for his special teams units, and provides drills for both specialists (punters, kickers, returners) and details the roles of all other special teams players.
Additionally, Coach Lorig provides statistics relating to special teams success, regarding coverage, field position, and scoring.
Topics covered includes:
- Penn State Special Teams Philosophy
- Special Teams Goals and Expectations
- Coaching Responsibilities
- Teaching Methods
- Positional Roles
- Keys to Success
- Field Position and Kick Coverage
- Practice Structure and Drills
- Film Cut-Ups