Matt Webb knew what he'd find every Saturday night when he came home and checked his nightstand after a long day of work.
Webb was an assistant head coach at Keller High School northwest of Fort Worth. His quarterback at Keller happened to be his son, Davis, who would spend his Saturdays watching college football with a stack of blank notecards. When he saw a play he liked, he'd draw it up on one of those notecards. Trick plays always seemed to make up a laughably high percentage of those notecards, but there were plenty of traditional plays, too. An interesting misdirection? A unique route combination? He'd find them in the stack.
The implication: Our team needs to do this.
He wouldn't stop there. When he explained the plays, he'd fit them into his team's terminology, showcasing how well he knew the concepts he had been coached.
"Every now and then he'd come up with one that would fit our personnel, and we'd put it in the game plan," Matt said, "Just not as many as he wanted u...