Dates, times and locations:
- Friday, Oct 7, Tues. Oct 11, Friday, Oct. 14, 3:00-5:00 PM, Mercer Community Center
- Monday, October 17, 5:00-7:00 PM, Great Northern Motel lobby
Cost-$30 or $25 if registered before September 23
Course objectives: Students will gain a deeper understanding of the game of football, what occurs behind the television screen, coaching, terminology, and the organization of the National Football League.
Course structure: The course will be given in 4 sessions, each 2 hours long covering the following topics:
I. The business side of the NFL
A. League Money
B. Team Revenues
II. The games inside the game
III. A language all it’s own from team to team
A. Offensive terms
B. Defensive terms
IV. Average possessions per Game.
I. Offensive terms, schemes and reasons
II. Defensive terms, schemes and reasons
III. Breaking it down by personnel and down and distance
IV. Football is a game of Mathematics.
A. Count the box
B. Flood the zone
C. Get a hat on a hat
I . Personnel
A. Pro personnel
B. College personnel
II. College Draft
A. All Star games i.e. Senior Bowl
C. Pro Days
III. Free agency
IV. Salary Cap
I. Coaching in the NFL
D. Vision Reality
G. Team Building = Chemistry
II. Clock Management
III. Take a knee
Requirements: No course requirements
Instructor: Greg Blache, NFL defensive coordinator, retired
Greg Blache, a 22-year veteran with the National Football League, earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in secondary education, both from Notre Dame. A New Orleans native, he and his wife, Lynn, live in Oma, Wisconsin.
Blache began his coaching career while still a student at Notre Dame after an injury forced his retirement from the playing field. For Notre Dame and Tulane University he coached both offense and defense for a total of 20 years. In 1988 he was recruited by the Green Bay Packers to be their defensive line coach, a position he held until 1993. From 1994-98 he held that same position for the Indianapolis Colts. Then in 1998 Chicago Bears hired Blache to be their defensive coordinator. After a successful five years with the Bears, he joined the Washington Redskins in 2003 as director of the defensive line and then defensive coordinator until he retired in 2009.