Two years after one of the best coaches in NFL history served as the keynote speaker as the Texas Coaches Clinic, the Longhorns announced on Thursday that Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay will fill that role this year:
We are happy to announce @RamsNFL Head Coach Sean McVay will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Texas Coaches Clinic. Register now at https://t.co/n1outzqVw1#ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/IfpdFmxbGZ— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) February 14, 2019
In regards to the clinic, which runs from April 5-6 this year, landing McVay as the keynote speaker represents another coup for a staff which places a tremendous emphasis on maintaining high-level relationships with Texas high school football coaches. And this event is one of the most significant in terms of giving back.
Even beyond the state lines, the presence of McVay could also help lure coaches from across the country, as McVay’s offense, which is simple but looks complex, has already helped change conventional thinking at the NFL level. Operated out of 11 personnel, McVay’s offense makes use of bunch formations, pre-snap motions, and play-action passes to consistently break tendencies and manipulate defenses.
In two years, McVay has already won the AP NFL Coach of the Year award and taken the Rams to the Super Bowl despite not having any previous head coaching experience.
It’s an offense and a broader philosophy that high school coaches will want to hear about — McVay hasn’t just installed a successful offense, he’s also built a successful culture in a short period of time.
Two years after landing Bill Belichick as the keynote speaker at the same event, the Texas support staff once again deserves credit for finding a big name to headline the annual clinic.