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Orlando, FL 2015 Guest Speakers !
DABO SWINNEY – CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Date: Friday, Feb. 27th Lecture Topic: “The Clemson Offense & How To Build a Winning Culture”
Swinney has been at Clemson for just six years as head coach. The last two years
were especially noteworthy, with two top-10 final rankings in the USA Today poll.
Clemson recorded double-digit wins for the third year in a row in 2013, as the
Tigers capped off the season with a thrilling 40-35 victory over No. 6 Ohio State in
the Orange Bowl. The Clemson offense put up record setting numbers in 2013
averaging 40.2 points and 507.7 yards per game. The Tigers defense also finished in
the top 25 in the nation in scoring defense, total defense and turnovers forced.
Swinney joined the Clemson staff in 2003. He previously served as an assistant at
Alabama after playing for the Tide. He will speak on “The Clemson Offense & How
To Build a Winning Culture” here in Orlando.
Rich Rodriguez entered his third season in 2014 as head coach of the Arizona
Football program. He carries a career record of 136-94-2 in 20 seasons, marked by
Division I records of 60-26 at West Virginia, 15-22 at Michigan and 16-10 with the
Wildcats. He began his head coaching career at Salem (W.Va) University in 1988
and then coached at Glenville State (W.Va) from 1990-96. He was OC at Tulane and
Clemson 97-2000. In his 1st season at Arizona (2012) Rodriguez spread offense – no
huddle system beat #10 USC 39-36 enroute to an 8-5 season. In Rodriguez’s second
season, the Wildcats posted an 8-5 record and knocked off a top 10 ranked team for
the second straight season with a 42-16 win over No. 5 Oregon. He will speak in
Orlando on the “Arizona Spread No Huddle Offense”.
RICK STOCKSTILL – MIDDLE TENNESSE STATE UNIVERSITY
Date: Friday, Feb. 27th Lecture Topic: “Blue Raiders Spread No Huddle Offense and the 4-3 Defense”.
Stockstill, a two-time Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year recipient, has elevated
the Blue Raider program both on and off the field during his six seasons at the helm.
During his tenure, the Blue Raiders have captured a league title and made three
bowl games in six years. Prior to MTSU Rick coached at BCC, UCF, Clemson, E.
Carolina and South Carolina. He has coached mostly QB’s and WR’s and served as
OC and Assistant HC and Recruiting Coordinator at various coaching assignments.
Rick and his staff will speak in break-out sessions Friday night on the “Blue Raiders
Spread No Huddle Offense and the 4-3 Defense”.
BRET BIELEMA – UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Date: Saturday, Feb. 28th Lecture Topic: “Defensive Foundation and Fundamentals”
Coach Bielema is entering his 2nd season this fall as the Razorbacks HC. He
previously served as head coach at Wisconsin, a position he held from 2006-2012,
achieving a 68-24 record. Bielema played college football as a defensive lineman at
Iowa under legendary coach Hayden Fry from 1989 to 1992, serving as team captian
his senior season. In his first season as head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers in
2006, Bielema’s team ended the regular season 11-1 (7-1 in Big Ten Conference
Play). After a 17-14 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Capital One Bowl
on January 1, 2007, he became the third coach in NCAA history to win 12 games in
his rookie season, finishing 12-1. Coach Bielema will speak at the Orlando clinic on
“Defensive Foundation and Fundamentals”.
STEVE SARKISIAN – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Coach Sark, USC’s new head coach served as the head football coach at Washington
for the past 5 years but previously spent 7 seasons as an assistant at USC. This is the
39 year old Sarkisian’s fifth stop at USC as a coach or athlete. At Washington, he
guided the Huskies to bowl games his last 4 seasons. His 8 victories in 2013 were
the most at UW since 2000. The record setting 2013 Washington offense was in the
national Top 20 in total offense, rushing offense, pass efficiency offense and scoring
offense. Sarkisian spent the 2004 season as the quarterbacks coach with the
Oakland Raiders. He returned to the Trojan staff in February of 2005 as the
assistant HC and QB coach for 4 seasons (2005-08). Coach Sark will speak in
Orlando on his exciting “USC Offense”.
Gundy was hired as the school’s 22nd head football coach on Jan. 3, 2005. He had
been serving as OSU’s offensive coordinator under Les Miles. It was the culmination
of a legendary career for one of Oklahoma’s all time great high school athletes. After
graduation, Gundy joined the Oklahoma State football staff where he coached the
receivers and the quarterbacks and served as Offensive Coordinator during the
1994 season. He then coached briefly at Baylor and Maryland before returning to
Stillwater in 2001. Now in his 10th season at OSU, he has the Cowboys coming off 8
straight successful seasons ending in Bowl games. He has become the winningest
coach in OSU football history. His wide open spread offense averaged 45 points a
game for the past 4 years including a Fiesta Bowl victory over Stanford and a #3
National Ranking in 2011. He will speak on offense “Play Fast, Why Not?” in
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