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Irish Football Coaches' Clinic This Weekend

April 13, 2004

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The 2004 University of Notre Dame Football Coaches’ Clinic will take place this Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, on the Notre Dame campus. Among the featured events at this year’s ‘clinic will be several offensive and defensive presentations by members of the Irish coaching staff, including head coach Tyrone Willingham.

The clinic registration fee is $50 ($40 for groups of four or more) and can be paid in advance or on the day of the event, beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 16. The registration fee includes admission into practice, a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) lunch, a Friday night barbecue, chalk talks by the Notre Dame coaches, a tour of the Irish locker room at Notre Dame stadium, campus tours and giveaways including clinic t-shirts and mini-portfolios. In addition, more than 15 vendors will have displays at the clinic.

For more information on the 2004 Notre Dame Football Coaches’ Clinic, go to on the Internet, call the Irish football office at (574) 631-7475 or contact the office via email at

Below is a schedule for the 2004 Notre Dame Football Coaches Clinic.

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Registration exhibitors (Concourse)
9 a.m.: Notre Dame welcome - Tyrone Willingham (Arena)
9:15 a.m.: PRESENTATION Bill Diedrick (Arena): Part I - Teaching Coverage Reads for Quarterbacks Part II - Clock Management
10:20 a.m. PRESENTATIONS Buzz Preston (Arena): Run Game Blocking & Pass Pro Blocking Steven Wilks (Monogram Room): Defensive Back Play: Teaching the Little Things
11:25 a.m. PRESENTATIONS Trent Miles (Arena): Wide Receiver Blocking Techniques & Triangle Read Concepts in the West Coast Offense Bob Simmons (Monogram Room): Techniques & Fundamentals of Linebackers in Man & Zone
12:30 p.m. Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Monogram Room) Featured Speaker: Coach Bob Simmons Also Speaking: Notre Dame senior linebacker Derek Curry *Boxed Lunch provided by Quiznos
1:30 p.m. PRESENTATIONS Mickey Marotti (Arena): Football Speed Training Mike Denbrock (Monogram Room): Offensive Line Play, Part I: Run Blocking
2:35 p.m. PRESENTATIONS Kent Baer (Arena): Coaching Defense at Notre Dame John McDonell (Monogram Room): Offensive Line Play, Part II: Pass Protection & Play Action
3:40 p.m. PRESENTATIONS Jon Mack (Arena): Defensive Fundamentals John McDonell (Monogram Room): Offensive Line Play, Part II: Pass Protection & Play Action
4:30-6:30 p.m.: Practice & Demonstrations (Practice Fields)
6:30-7:45 p.m.: Hosted Dinner (Joyce Center Field House)
8:00 p.m.: CHALK TALKS (by position)
DEFENSE Defensive Line (Coach Mattison) - Monogram Room Linebackers (Coach Simmons) - Field House Defensive Backs (Coach Wilks) - Field House Defensive Game Planning & Fundamentals (Coach Baer) - Field House
OFFENSE Off. Line & Tight Ends (Coaches Denbrock & McDonell) - Auditorium Quarterbacks (Coach Diedrick) - Arena Running Backs (Coach Preston) - Field House Wide Receivers (Coach Miles) - Field House
7:30 a.m.: Tour locker room (Stadium) *meet at Joyce Center Concourse (coffee & donuts available)
8:15 a.m.: PRESENTATIONS Joe Sanchez (Arena): Lessons on Teamwork Bob Crable (Monogram Room): The Stunting 3-4 Defense
9:20 a.m.: PRESENTATIONS Greg Mattison (Arena): Pass Rush Technique & Stunts Buzz Preston (Monogram Room): Punt Protection & Punt Return
10:25 a.m.: PRESENTATION Tyrone Willingham (Arena): The 50 Most Asked Questions in Coaching
11:30 a.m.: PRESENTATION Mickey Marotti (Loftus Weight Room): Demonstrations in the Weight Room
12:30 p.m.: Lunch (camp attendees on their own)
1:30 p.m.: Campus Tour available (Gate 1, Joyce Center)
2-4 p.m.: Practice (Practice Fields)