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How Nebraska’s Legendary Offensive Lines Were Built: Milt Tenopir - The Assembly Line

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Milt Tenopir was Nebraska’s offensive line coach from 1974 to 2002. Nebraska’s 90s run is legendary, and Tenopir wrote a book about his coaching philosophy, including diagrams of the plays the Huskers ran out of the I Formation.

It’s quite the book.

It’s “Run The Damn Ball” guy’s fantasy.

Table of Contents:

  • Reflections on my coaching career at Nebraska
  • Motivation and Evaluation
  • Offensive Approach and Practice Routine
  • Run Blocking Progression and Rule Blocking
  • The Inside Zone Scheme and Plays
  • Outside Zone Principles
  • Option Football — Outside Zone Scheme
  • The Trap Game
  • The Counter Game
  • The Isolation and Delayed Draw Series
  • Reverses
  • The Shovel Passes
  • The Passing Game — Option Passes
  • Inside Zone, Outside Zone, ISO Passes
  • Counter Bootleg Passing Game
  • Sprint Draw Protection — Turn back
  • Five-Step Drop-Back Protection — Big on Big
  • Off-Season Workouts and Nutrition

It is available at Amazon for $225.

I Have Books Out!

On August 21st, 2015, I unexpectedly dropped dead of a widowmaker heart attack. I was shocked five times on the way to the hospital with no response. I was shocked two more times in the ER. I was dead for over 20 minutes. A stent was placed, and I was induced into a coma. In January 2016, I received a second stent and in June I was diagnosed with an anoxic brain injury.

I wrote a book about death and recovery. The title, “Been Dead, Never Been To Europe” reflects the ironic nature of life: what happens versus what we want to happen.

You can download a sample here!

“Been Dead, Never Been To Europe” is available world-wide here.

My second book is directed towards heart attack survivors. “Manage Your Damage - Heart Attack Survivor” is based on the strategies I used to recover my life.

“Manage Your Damage - Heart Attack Survivor is available here.

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