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Football Clock Management
by John T. Reed

John T. "Jack" Reed
342 Bryan Drive, Alamo, CA 94507

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To my players

Copyright 1997, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2013 John T. Reed
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About the author

John T. Reed has coached 15 football teams—six, high school; and nine, youth. He is a member of the American Football Coaches Association, the California Coaches Association, The National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association, the American Baseball Coaches Association, The Football Writers Association of American, and the Professional Football Researchers Association. Reed is a West Point graduate and a Harvard MBA.

Thanks to…

My sons, Daniel, Steven, and Mike for agreeing to my recommendation that they try football for a year before deciding whether they wanted to play soccer or football…my wife for being a football widow to an extent during coaches meetings, scouting trips, practice, and games…the San Ramon Bears for taking my oldest son in after he was cut by another team and for giving me the opportunity to coach…Pat Elliott…Steve Noon…Jim Monroe for his expert advice…Kathryn Steele, Bears trainer, and Shannon Pablo, Miramonte trainer, for their counsel on injury prevention and treatment…my fellow coaches for putting up with my faults…our cameramen without whose videotaping of games we coaches wouldn’t know what the heck happened out there…my players, who also put up with my faults and foibles as we struggled together through their early years as players and my early years as coach…
Miramonte High School coaches Richard Blaisdell, Floyd Burnsed, Paul Yriberri, Vince Dell’Aquilla and Granada High School coaches Aaron Gingery, Bob Turnbeaugh, Ken Nelson, Brad Morosoli, Hank Stephens, T.J. Thomas, John Glover, and Doug Pederson for their instruction and encouragement…Roger Theder, NFL and college coach, for his advice and encouragement…Dana Bible, Stanford offensive coordinator for sharing his thoughts and experiences with me…Holly Newman, referee for reading the book and straightening me out on high school rules…Ace Cacchiotti of NFL Films for his generous assistance…NFL team public relations men: Bob Moore of the Chiefs, Harvey Greene and Neal Gulkis of the Dolphins, Frank Ramos of the Jets, Greg Gladysiewski of the Cardinals, Rich Dalrymple of the Cowboys, Lee Remmel of the Packers, Pat Hanlon of the Giants, Todd Starowitz of the Eagles, Mike Mahoney of Northwestern, Brent Williamson of the Jaguars…John Aldrich, Erv Hatzenbuhler, Ken Keuffel, and Ed Racely for consulting with me and helping me design my single-wing offense…Hugh Wyatt for helping me design my double-wing offense…Bruce Burroughs for helping me become a flag coach…Barry Terranova for hiring me as clock-management columnist for American Football Coach magazine and a member of the American Football Quarterly University “faculty”…Michael Griffen, Columbia Director of Football Operations for his ideas on wind considerations…Bill Walsh for talking to me several times about clock management and other issues…Marv Levy for taking time to talk with me about his Buffalo Bills whole-game no-huddle…Ray Wersching for talking to me about his experiences as a place kicker in the NFL…Mike Prusenski, SID of the Oklahoma Sooners, for his help with Oklahoma games…Doug Walker, Miami Hurricanes SID…David Plati, Colorado SID…Iowa trainer Ed Crowley and his favorite brother-in-law Iowa SID Phil Haddy…Cal head coach Tom Holmoe…Notre Dame SID John Heisler…Sports Illustarted’s Ivan Maisel, the Los Ageles Timse Chri Defresne, John Akers, Dennis Dodd, and Edin Pope for their suggestions on the celebration chapter…Cassie Asner of Illinois…Steve Marovich, Carthage College, SID…Doug Neibuhr, Millikin University coach…Dick Steiner.