The Fumble Pro Debut at the Auburn Clinic Coaches Clinic

I’m two weeks past due on my postings, but The Auburn Coaches clinic was too good not to write about. Hosted by Head Equipment manager Dana Marquez, the clinic was well run and they did an excellent job accommodating everyone, not to mention the fantastic food! I had the opportunity to listen in on some of the coaches meetings and I would recommend any staff to attend this clinic. It would be very beneficial to hear what Coach Gus Malzahn and staff are doing at Auburn. The Auburn staff conducts their business in a way I’ve never seen in my 23 years of football. There is no doubt in my mind that Malzahn and company will continue to change the game of football. They’re as innovative of a football staff that I’ve ever seen. That’s why it’s so awesome that they’ve chosen to use the Fumble Pro as their number one training tool to eliminate fumbles and turnovers. In addition to the Auburn staff, there was an excellent cast of coaches that spoke at the meeting. The list included legends like Lou Holtz and nationally famed high school staffs, such as Hoover H.S. in Alabama.

As for the Fumble Pro we started off with a bang. Shortly after arrival, I first meet with Dana and he described how Auburn is utilizing the Fumble Pro daily. Their running backs coach Tim Horton told me that they’ve been using the Fumble Pro all offseason in the weight room. As I went out to their scrimmage, I was pleased to see that they’ve incorporated the Fumble Pro into their running back drills as well. Ball security is not something that is just preached at Auburn, it is a part of everything they do. I repeatedly heard their coaching staff state “it is okay to end every position with a kick”, “Hold on to the football”, & “high and tight”. It is all about the 5 points of pressure with Auburn. By the 5 points I mean the proper way to hold on to the football and prevent fumbling. As seen below:

  1. Fingers
  2. Palm
  3. Forearm
  4. Bicep
  5. Chest



My favorite part of practice (other than watching Auburn use the Fumble Pro) was watching Coach Malzahn run his live 1st & 3rd down plays. Coaches at the clinic referred to it as the “Dirty Show.” If you’ve never seen it, it is a no huddle part of practice, where the coaches are communicating by headset, meanwhile the music is booming to a head-bobbing beat. It is adrenaline-charged and left me with no wonder on why recruits would want to be a part of it. I was ready to throw the pads back on and play, but I’m not sure Coach Malzahn has much use for this broken down old body.

*One other highlight of note. In anticipation of our new debut of the Rebound pro, I spent time with Auburn basketball coach who worked through some rebounding drills and he demonstrated to me on how he thought the Rebound pro would be a great addition to a basketball practice.

Fumble Pro At Auburn


Fumble Pro At Auburn


Matthew D. Hall

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