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“One of the most innovative minds in football.”— The Wall Street Journal “there’s never been quite a coach like Franklin. He marches to a different beat.”— CBS Sports Tony Franklin has been listed as one of the top offensive football coaches in college football. He’s been featured in Forbes, NPR, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and numerous other national media outlets for his offensive success, coaching and mentoring the #1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Jared Goff, developing a unique business model that changed how football is played, and a willingness to express controversial outspoken views while publicly taking to task the power players of college football. Franklin has also authored and published two successful books and appeared on numerous radio, television, and podcast mediums over his 40 year career. Franklin retired on January 1, 2021, to dedicate his life to building a successful business in consulting, writing, publishing, and podcasting. The Coach Tony Franklin Podcast is an authentic hardcore, raw, and honest look into the real-life experiences and lessons of an American man whose journeys have been anything but boring. Whether it’s a detailed description of his unusual hiring and firing at Auburn by current US Senator Tommy Tuberville, or a heartfelt raw journey into being bankrupt, sleeping in his car, and gambling to pay bills, Franklin delivers brutally honest personal accounts of living a human and imperfect life, as well as a unique insider’s perspective of big-time college football.

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    Off-Season Excellence...How To Make Unique and Radical Improvements To Your Program... Whether Middle School or College! (Replay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 37:17

    Dramatic change takes place at only a few high schools, middle schools, and colleges. Why? Because they just don't get it...Genuine care, recruiting, empathy...and more!

    Freedom of Religion, The Supreme Court, and Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 27:22

    Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and other founding fathers had beliefs about freedom of religion. As the Supreme Court intervened in a coach's right to prayer they ventured into murky waters. We discuss the " political football" of prayer etc in public sports

    Rock and Roll with our One Year Anniversary Episode...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 28:39

    From Mayfield to Auburn to Lane Kiffin to Football Strategy to Life and Football We Play One Year of Life Together 

    Exploring The Art Of Friendship...Pals, Friends, and Foxhole Friends (Replay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 61:01

    From Elementary School through age 64...the journey to discover the meaning and differences of friendships versus pals. Loyalty, laughter, respect...What's important and how is someone a foxhole friend 

    Lessons From B.B….An Abbreviated But Meaningful Relationship With The Greatest Nfl Coach Of All Time...Bill Belichick (Replay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 23:48

    From 2015 To 2021 I Learned Valuable Life And Professional Lessons From Bill Belichick...Respect, Appreciation, Work Ethic, Willingness To Do What Others Won't ...And Blunt And Brutal Honesty

    Interviews, Resumes, Morons, and Lies...The Art Of The Job Market (Replay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 29:57

    Always Remember...You Are Interviewing Everyday For Your Next Job!! What To Say? What To Do? Do I Lie?? Ins And Outs..Part 1 of 2 Part Series

    Revisiting Accountability...Willingness and Obligation to Take Responsibility For One's Actions...Are You Accountable?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 37:15

    From Tim Couch To Jim Carrey To Tom Brady To Jared Goff To Navy Seals...Lessons And Thoughts Of Being Accountable To Yourself And Teammates 

    One Of The Nations Most Respected and Award Winning Sports Writers, Jon Solomon, Reflects On The Never Ending Role Sports Play In Society. (Replay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 59:56

    One Of The Nations Most Respected and Award Winning Sports Writers, Jon Solomon, Reflects On The Never Ending Role Sports Play In Society. (Replay)

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning... Episode 26: Mastering the Art of Receiver Coaching...Inside and Outside...There are Big Differences

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 17:34

    In the twenty-sixth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play-calling and masterminded offenses we deep dive into the Art of Receiver Coaching...Toughness, Maneuvering in Traffic, Welkering, Blocking Pride, Violent Hands. 

    2022 Minimal Expectations For You, Your Players, Your Coaches...Beginning Today (Replay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 26:24

    A PowerPoint Presentation To Give Players And Coaches At The Beginning Of Each Session (Spring, Summer, Fall)

    Revisiting The History Of RPO's And Mastering Them As An Unstoppable Weapon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 32:38

    The Dana Holgerson TF Presentation That Helped Us Create The RPO System That Created Massive Change In How Football Is Played

    Replaying Momentum Swings...Creating Them and Overcoming Them In Football And Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 35:03

    The practice of making, dictating, and overcoming patterns of momentum (Good and Bad)...Wilbur Jackson kickoff return...Grabbed by the throat...Bookerooski...Throwing chairs...Fake Punts...And other effective pattern interruptions 

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning... Episode 25: Running Back Coaching Makeup and Camaraderie...Don't Get Bored and Screw Up A Great One

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 10:37

    In the twenty-fifth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play-calling and masterminded offenses we deep dive into the Art of Building a Running Back Coach...Don't Over Coach...Develop Pad Level...Teach Open Space Missing...Blocking is Pride

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning... Episode 24: Offensive Line Coaching Makeup and Camaraderie...The Most Difficult and The Most Important Coaching Hire and Chemistry is the OL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 24:37

    In the twenty-fourth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play-calling and masterminded offenses we deep dive into the Art of Building an Offensive Line Coaching Staff...2 is better than 1...HardAss and toughness ... Teacher...Good Cop Bad Cop and Much more

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning .... Episode 23: Staff and Team Camaraderie...The Secret Sauce and The Destroyer of Weak Minded Teams and Staffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 24:02

    In the twenty-third of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play-calling and masterminded offenses we deep dive into the Art of Camaraderie and How It can break a football team and prevent them from ever react their goals...Dislike is ok...Disrespect isn't ...Coaches shouldn't have to socialize together...Never blame the other side of the ball...Even dumbass head coaches

    Revisiting The Old " Air Raid" Mesh Through The Years and Its Evolution To 2022 Football.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 33:51

    A Look At 25 Years Of Running The Mesh Concept...Who Meshes? How? Who's Deep? How? F Swing? Or Arrow? Or Seam?? Is It worth My Practice Time If We Can't Protect? PlayAction Mesh?

    Adding More "Spice" Tags To 4 Vertical Passing Game...And 3 by 1 and Empty Adjustments to Go Concept…(Replay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 27:44

    The Secret Sauce To Being Awesome At 4 Vertical (Air Raid 6...Or Go...Or Streak)...Replaying A Career Changing Podcast!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 43:19

    Looking back at how to run the best Pat n Go circuit...How to win versus press when you are slow!...The key to back shoulder throw... A simple 3 word phrase to read the Go Concept

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning... 7 minute Sunday...Don't Bitch About That 1 Call That Cost You The Game!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 10:33

    In the twenty-second of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play-calling and masterminded offenses we look at Bitching about that one Play-call that cost you the game! And remember it's never one call... it's just one you remember the most

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning... 6 minute Saturday...Part 21...Always Take The Mirror Honesty Test

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 10:20

    In the twenty-first of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play-calling and masterminded offenses we look at looking at yourself in the mirror and teaching your players to do the same. Are you honest with yourself? ...If not...Don't expect them to be honest with themselves 

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning... Part 20...Jared Goff and Stephen Anderson...Toughness, Passion, and Love of the Game. A Walkon and the first pick in the draft...brothers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 28:21

    In the twentieth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play-calling and masterminded offenses we look at toughness, rehabilitation discipline and controlling the details we have control of.

    Badass Offensive Coordinator And Play-Calling Mastermind. Gameplanning... Part 19...Miscellaneous Goldmine Tips To Winning Roles Of " Extra Helpers" And Charting To Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 25:03

    In The Nineteenth Of Several Podcasts Dedicated To The Art Of Play Calling And Coordinating An Offense We Discuss Charting Plays, Ball Boys And Wet Balls, "Get Back Coach", Moron Boosters And Family Members, Concept Charts, Touches Charts And More

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning ... Part 18...RB and OL and Head Coaches Role On GameDay!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 23:52

    In the eighteenth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we discuss RB coaches finding grass and suggestions... OL coaches making third and 1 calls ... and Head Coaches calling touchdowns and not being dumbasses with clock management and screaming at refs

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning ... Part 17...Eyes in the Pressbox Coaches Role On GameDay!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 21:40

    In the seventeenth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we discuss the role of the eyes in the press box on GameDay. Down and Distance, Clock Management, Penalties, Time-outs, Touchdowns

    Revisiting Accountability...Willingness and Obligation to Take Responsibility For One's Actions...Are You Accountable?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 37:04

    From Tim Couch To Jim Carrey To Tom Brady To Jared Goff To Navy Seals...Lessons And Thoughts Of Being Accountable To Yourself And Teammates 

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning...Part 16...Receiver Coaches Role On GameDay!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 11:25

    In the sixteenth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we discuss the role of the receivers coaches on GameDay! Substitutions, Emotions, Focus, Taking Shots and Matchups

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning…Part 15…Signaling the Plays, Formations, etc

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 10:32

    In the fifteenth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we discuss the different possibilities of how to signal in your offense. From signaling each position group to just the QB... the pros and cons of each

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning .... Part 14...History and Film can be deceiving...They haven't played you yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 21:08

    In the fourteenth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we discuss how deceptive film can be, dealing with cover zero, practice rhythm and the final script

    Revisiting 10 Often Overlooked Methods To Improve Your Team, Life and Business.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 48:50

    Know Who You Are...Know Who They Are...Set Them Up To Win...Maintain Health...Control Who Talks ...Coach Everything (Even Where To Sit On The Bus)

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. GamePlanning A Special Defender...Part 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 23:54

    In the thirteenth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we dive into how to game plan for a Special Defender (Edge Rusher, Inside War Daddy, etc) 

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Zones of the Field...Part 12

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 26:46

    In the twelfth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we dive into scripting everything or limited scripts...Zones of the Field Scripting and PlayCalling... Coming Off, Yellow Zone, Open Field, Orange Zone, Red Zone, Green Zone, and Goal-Line

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Third Down Scripting and Play-calling...Part 11

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 22:32

    In the eleventh of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we dive into scripting everything or limited scripts...Third Down Scripting and PlayCalling... You must understand your personnel and matchups as well as coverage and blitz tendencies before scripting third downs. Don't forget tempo third down calls!

    7 Mind-blowing opportunities to dramatically explode your offense and life in summer of 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 11:12

    QB Fix, Game-Planning and Calling, OL Mastermind, Wide Receiver Mastermind, LifeCoaching, Recruiting Advice, Entire Season Done For You

    The 6 Stupidest Statements Made By Politicians About The Uvalde School Massacre. Tommy Tuberville, Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and others.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 7:28

    Be A Rat...Stop A Massacre...Save Lives

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 20:26

    Common Sense Shouldn't Be Ignored With Talking Points...We All Know The Answers to Saving The Next Group of 10 Year Olds from Massacres...Be Part of the Solution

    Massacre Of School Children Isn't Your Second Amendment Right.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 44:08

    It's Time To Quit Accepting Excuses . There are answers. It's time to fix our broken system

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Creating Scripts and Film Prep...Part 10

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 32:05

    In the tenth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we dive into scripting everything or limited scripts...Scripting Touches...How to watch opponents film...How much attention to pay to stats...And the importance of watching " like" opposition!

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Creating Your Best Personnel Group...Cadence Variance...Season Practice Organization...Part 9

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 29:53

    In the ninth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense...Today we look at your personnel grouping...Who should do cadence QB or Center...Formations and Motions and Flow of the week

    The 5 Man Hay Hauling Crews Of Princeton Kentucky...The Best Career and Life Prep In The World (Replay)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 40:10

    Daily Heat, Sweat, Hard Manual Labor With Brothers Of Camaraderie...We All Should Be So Lucky To Live This Life

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Knowing Exactly Who and How To Design Your Offense ...Part 8

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 11:28

    In the eighth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense...Today we look at your personnel and decide how to frame and build starting with the QB, then OL, then RB, then WR

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Fun Stuff...Gimmicks-Trick Plays ...Part 7

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 10:51

    In the seventh of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense...Today we execute trick plays...from stutters to flea flickers and reverses and a bunch more as we elaborate on the sixth phase of the Six phases of Offensive Football

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Screens and Pocket Moves Save The OL As A Play-caller...Part 6

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 30:55

    In the sixth of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense, we show the highs and lows...Today we execute numerous screen concepts and the pocket moves to elaborate on the fourth and fifth phases of the Six phases of Offensive Football

    Replaying Fan Favorite: The Greatest Offensive Coordinators Do These 8 Things...

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 9:07

    Al Borges...One Of College Football's Top Offensive Geniuses For Decades Discusses His Career, Our Strange Crossing Of Paths, And His New Book " Deny Of The Tiger" Which Is A Classic Story Of Championships And Denial In Sports.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 77:19

    Al Borges has long been one of the most respected coaches in football and we go from his high school coaching days to his OC jobs throughout college football's elite schools ( ICLA, Cal, Oregon, Indiana, Michigan and Auburn-and yes ...we discuss the unusual firing and hiring of the two of us at Auburn. Al is brilliant, caring, and creative and you'll learn things he's never discussed

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Defining The PlayAction Phases As A Playcaller...Part 5

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 30:03

    In the fifth of several podcast dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we show the highs and lows...Today we define exactly what the PlayAction and Drop-back Goals are in the Second and Third Phases of the Six phases of Offensive Football

    Science For Quarterback Improvement Throwing Distance and Velocity And Injury Prevention From Biomechanics QB Expert Morey Croson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 66:51

    Interview With Highly Respected QB Maker Morey Croson of Performance Lab of California...How the son of a prominent California high school football coach became an expert in improving performance in athletes of all ages and sports. The science to make you better.

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Defining The Run Game and RPO Phases As A Playcaller...Part 4

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 9:33

    In the fourth of several podcast dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we show the highs and lows...Today we define exactly what the run/RPO options are in the First Phase of the Six phases of Offensive Football

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Mixing The 6 Categories As A Playcaller...Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 10:02

    In the third of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we show the highs and lows...Today we discuss how to make the 6 phases of offensive football to make your script. Example Series 1...Run, PlayAction, Pass, Screen, Pocket Move

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Sean McVay...Guru to Dumbass all in one season...Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 26:41

    In the second of several podcast dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we show the highs and lows...Today we discuss from the curse of the Guru title to the characteristics of a great OC and introduce the 6 phases of offensive football

    BadAss Offensive Coordinator and Play-Calling Mastermind. Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 33:08

    In the first of several podcasts dedicated to the art of play calling and coordinating an offense we show the highs and lows and climb the emotional roller coaster of last second wins and losses. From Guru to Dumbass...we are always one play away from the next "label"

    Revisiting 24 Hours Of Blessings...From Daylight To Dark.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 42:02

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