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© April, 2008
Q & A with Charlie Stubbs

Over his 17 years as either an Offensive Coordinator or Passing Game Coordinator, Charlie Stubbs has been in the controls of some high-powered offenses. His stops have included Oregon State, Tennessee-Martin, Memphis, Alabama, Tulsa and Louisville. His Cardinal offense averaged 36 points per game last fall.

In his second year of coaching, as a member of LaVell Edwards’ BYU staff, the Cougars won the National Championship. Gridiron Strategies writer Mike Parker recently spoke to Coach Stubbs.

GS • What would your priorities be if you were a high school coach?

CS • Each year you’ve got to be open minded to evolve. One year you might have a great QB and be able to throw the ball down the field. The next year you might not have anybody that can hit the side of a wall.

The thing I would do first is make sure that I am fundamentally sound. You should work on some of those fundamentals year-round. And you can’t put scheme ahead of fundamentals because I really believe if you get the bases right, you can evolve as the season goes on. You can gradually add a little bit or a wrinkle or two and still execute at a high level.

The biggest thing I would do is ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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