Coaches Roundtables are back to the Simple Kicking Show. This episode welcomes two young Special Teams Coordinators: Doug Deakin, San Diego State, and Blake Dunham, Austin Westlake.
The primary focus of the discussion was how special teams wins games. Dunham has an impressive young resume:
- Over the last 4 seasons, Dunham’s punt return units have 27 blocks and 15 TDs.
- In 2022, 98% of Westlake’s ensuing drives ended in a score after they had an explosive punt return or blocked a punt.
Deakin study found NCAA teams win 80% of its games in which a punt is blocked. The reason this is interesing stems from how Deakin evaluates the players who make it onto the field. He has developed a point system to motivate players which follows his thesis: special teams play directly correlates with wins and losses.
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