Coaching Running Backs
Eric Duchaj
Running Backs Coach, Northern Michigan University
NMU Team Clinic

There are a few attributes that are crucial to being a good running back.

These qualities are good feet, vision and explosiveness. The daily running back drills should address these qualities.

Many people think that vision is not something that can be taught.

It is true to a point that some running backs have a better feel for this than other running backs, but field vision can also be increased by a good understanding of the offensive scheme.

It is important that the running back knows what all of his linemen are doing. This will increase an average backs vision because he will have an idea of where the defense is going to be. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.