Former Bulldog and current Philadelphia Eagle Brandon Boykin will speak at the 2014 Spring Football Coaches Clinic
March 6, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - Former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Sam Wyche will be the featured speaker at the 2014 University of Georgia Spring Football Coaches Clinic scheduled for Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28.
The event, held at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, will feature championship coaches from across the state including Olten Downs and his staff from AAAAA State Champion Creekside High School; Steve Devoursney, Griffin High School AAAA State Champions; Mike Muschamp, The Lovett School AA State Champions; Mike Swaney, Marion County High School, Class A Public State Champions; James Leonard, Aquinas High School, Class A Private State Champions. Former high school coach T. McFerrin will also be on hand at the event, as he has over 40 years of coaching experience and retired with a pair of State Championships and more than 300 career wins.
Coaches attending the clinic will also have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions with the Georgia coaching staff, watch two Georgia practices up close, and meet with former Bulldogs Brandon Boykin and Rennie Curran.
Boykin, a current member of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL, finished his career at Georgia with 159 tackles and was named the 2011 Paul Hornung Award Winner, which is given annually to the nation's most versatile college football player. Curran was selected in the 2010 NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans and currently plays for the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. A three-year starter while at Georgia, Curran was a freshman All-American in 2007 and led the SEC in tackles during his junior season with 116.
The pre-registration fee for the clinic is $45, and the cost at the door is $50. The fee includes all clinic lectures, clinic gifts, a UGA Drill DVD, athletic equipment displays, Thursday night dinner, Friday FCA breakfast and Friday lunch.
Wyche is well known for creating and implementing the no-huddle offense and for leading the Cincinnati Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII. Wyche is the second-winningest coach in Bengals history with 64 wins. He played for the Bengals in 1970 when they entered the National Football League, and he went on to play for the Washington Redskins for two seasons ('71-'73) and the Detroit Lions in 1974. In 1988, Wyche was inducted into the American Football Association's Semi Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Additional information regarding the Coaches Clinic can be obtained by calling the UGA Football Offices at (706) 542-1515.
The 2014 Georgia Spring Football Coaches Clinic is as follows:
Thursday, March 27, 2014
2-6 p.m. - Registration (Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall)
4-6 p.m. - Practice (Woodruff Practice Field)
6:15 p.m. - Dinner (Nalley Multi-Purpose Room)
7 p.m. - Welcome (Head Coach Mark Richt)
7:15-8:15 p.m. - Break Out Sessions (meet with Georgia staff)
8:20-9:30 p.m. - Offensive Coordinator Mike Bobo & Defensive Coordinator Jeremy Pruitt
Friday, March 28, 2014
7:30-8:30 a.m. - FCA Breakfast (Nalley Multi-Purpose Room)
8:45-9:45 a.m. - Mike Swaney ("Game Week Preparation"); James Leonard ("Power Offense Out of the Spread")
9:55-10:55 a.m. - Steve Devoursney ("Incorporating Screens into Your Offense"); Mike Muschamp ("Power and Play-Action Off Power"); Olten Downs ("Winning with Adversity")
11:05-12:05 p.m. - Sam Wyche ("How to Speed Up Your Offense")
1-2 p.m. - T. McFerrin ("Organization of a State Championship Program"); Brandon Boykin ("Transitioning from High School to College, and College to the NFL")
2:10-3:15 p.m. - Dave Van Halanger ("Character Development of Athletes"); Rennie Curran ("Life Experiences and Lessons Learned")
3:45-6 p.m. - Practice (Woodruff Practice Field)