Brian Polian- Fundamental Drills for Special Teamsby Lauren's First and Goal
Coach Polian's focus in this course is covering punts and kicks, and he shares the drills that they use to prepare the Fighting Irish like the bully drill, slingshot, blender drill, spread the net, and more. He illustrates the drills in practice and shows the techniques being used on game film.
First season as the Irish special teams coordinator in 2017. Spent the last four years as the head coach at Nevada (2013-16). Guided Nevada to 22 wins, 26 individual All-Mountain West honors and unprecedented academic honors. Helped nine student-athletes earn 2014 All-Mountain West honors, including Cody Fajardo, who became just the second player in NCAA history to pass for 9,000 yards and rush for 3,000 yards in a career. Nevada used a lethal ground-and-pound offense in ‘15, as James Butler and Don Jackson each eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing (the Wolf Pack were one of just three teams in the nation with a pair of 1,000-yard rushers).