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Texas high school quarterbacks turning to private instructors

As the parent of a middle school football player, Bill Webb was the "ultimate consumer" of what had become a cottage industry. But when he decided to start his own quarterback training business, it wasn't because he thought he could out-coach the gurus. He just saw an opening in the market. "Nobody really treated it like a business," said Webb, a private equity investor. "Where we thought we could add the best value is to go in and start working with high school coaches and receivers." The model Webb created seems to be a fit for Texas high school football, where most programs' success hinges on how well they can run a spread offense. He even gave...