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Longtime NFL coach Tom Moore influential in molding Marc Trestman's philosophy

When Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman was a quarterback at the University of Minnesota, he had the benefit of being counseled by longtime coach Tom Moore.

Now the assistant head coach and offensive consultant with the Arizona Cardinals after a previous stint as the Indianapolis Colts' offensive coordinator coaching Peyton Manning, Moore was then the offensive coordinator for the Golden Gophers.

At Minnesota, Moore coached future NFL head coach Tony Dungy -- his starting quarterback -- and Trestman was his backup.

One concept Moore emphasized to Dungy and Trestman was calling several plays in the huddle and then picking one at the line of scrimmage based on how the defense lined up. Trestman still applies coaching principles Moore taught him.

“Tom was certainly influential as a college player," Trestman said. "Tony Dungy and myself were there, and the one thing that Tom taught us was that we want to coach guys to be better than they think they can be.

"Tom has done that throughout his career with the people that he has coached, and Tony learned that lesson – and I did as well – that we are here to help them try to be better than even they think they can be each and every day.”

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