The guy behind the guy behind center

NFL washout Steve Clarkson is now the most powerful QB coach in football

Updated: February 5, 2010, 2:54 PM ET
By Alan Grant | ESPN The Magazine
Chris McPherson

Ed.'s Note: In the wake of David Sills' verbal commitment to USC -- at age 13 -- we thought it would be a good idea to revisit this ESPN Magazine piece on his personal QB coach Steve Clarkson. When it ran in September of 2008, Clarkson had already made a name for himself. Given the news about Sills, we imagine that that name will only get bigger.

Alan Grant is a regular contributor to's Page 2 and ESPN The Magazine. He is a former NFL defensive back who played college football at Stanford.