So I've spent the last two years as the RB coach at MCHS. I told the header when I was hired that one thing I could promise was that we would set a team record for fewest fumbles in a season. Here's how our RBs fared this year:
RB 1: 122 carries 0 Fumbles
RB 2: 13 carries 0 Fumbles
RB 3: 6 carries 0 Fumbles
RB 4: 2 carries 0 Fumbles
RB 5: 2 carries 0 Fumbles
RB 6: 3 carries 2 Fumbles
RB 6 came into the season as the projected starter, but injured his thumb in the pre-season that required a cast. He fumbled twice while wearing the cast, then injured his shoulder and was out for the season. Regardless, the 2 fumbles in 148 carries was a new all-time low for my teams, where turnovers and turnover ratio has been such a big part of my coaching philosophy. The real proud moment was that our RB 1 was selected as the Conference Offensive Player of the Year in a Spread/AirRaid offense. His numbers: 122 carries, 747 yards, 6.1 avg., 11 TDs. He caught one pass.
The AirRaid is a poor offense for featuring the run game. However, Coach Williams and I have taken an aggressive approach to incorporating our (Double Wing) philosophy, so that defenses would have to honor the run and the pass.
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