Episode 18: Marcus Wood-East Mississippi Community College

June 27, 2018

Episode 18’s guest is former East Mississippi Community College Offensive Coordinator Marcus Wood. Coach Wood will share his story that takes him from a hall of fame playing career, to the offensive coordinator at one of the premier JUCO’s in the nation. Coach then will unwrap the EMCC offense, install its most successful run and pass game concepts, and explain the influence of the veer on his coaching career. Coach also reveals what it was like to be featured on Netflix’s Last Chance U series and what Last Chance U has done for EMCC and his coaching career.


Show Notes

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  • 1:17 Introduction & Background
  • 1:59 Appeal of EMCC & It’s Changes Over Time
  • 3:18 Lessons Learned From Coaching High School
  • 4:49 Position Coach Emphasis and Drillwork
  • 6:46 Preferred Offensive Scheme
  • 7:43 Influence and Adaptations of the Veer to a Spread Offense
  • 10:50 Staple Passing Game Concepts
  • 12:18 Passing Game Adjustments in Red Zone
  • 14:30 Up-Tempo Communication
  • 15:18 Challenges of Coaching at JUCO Level
  • 18:05 Similarities & Differences of Coaching with Buddy Stephens and Tom Goode
  • 20:07 Being on Netflix’s Original Series Last Chance U
  • 22:25 Accuracy of Last Chance U
  • 23:42 Impact of Last Chance U on EMCC
  • 25:43 Rationale for Switching from Coaching to Administration
  • 27:50 Future of Marcus Wood
  • 29:10 Walkup Song

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