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The Navy Way: Combos, Scoops and Veers

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs


Regardless of your offensive system one thing is hard to argue, when it comes to running the football not many do it better than the Naval Academy. The Midshipmen have averaged over 5.7 yards per carry over the last four...


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5 E.D.D.s for Shield Punt Coverage

Zach Watkins, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers, Washburn University (KS)


In 2016, Washburn U. finished 1st in the MIAA and 9th in NCAA Division II in Net Punting with a 38.3 avg. net/punt while only allowing 2.5 yards per return on 62 punt attempts and 0 blocked punts. Find...


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Fast Screen Variations from Doubles, Trips and Empty

By Jordan McGowan, Head Coach, Brookside Christian HS (CA)


That fast screen is a great way to stretch the field quickly at the snap of the ball. See how Coach McGowan has used this concept within his Air Raid system. Read it here...  


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Cardinal Double Team Technique in Gap Schemes

By Gabe Fertitta, Offensive Coordinator, Catholic High of Baton Rouge


Not many programs run gap schemes like Stanford University, which is why Gabe Fertitta, the offensive coordinator at prep powerhouse Catholic High School (LA) went right to the source when re-working his combination blocks for his power play....


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The Navy Way: Combos, Scoops and Veers

2017-05-19 13:49:45

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Regardless of your offensive system one thing is hard to argue, when it comes to running the football not many do it better than the Naval Academy. The Midshipmen have averaged over 5.7...

5 E.D.D.s for Shield Punt Coverage

2017-05-19 12:55:08

Zach Watkins, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers, Washburn University (KS) In 2016, Washburn U. finished 1st in the MIAA and 9th in NCAA Division II in Net Punting with a 38.3 avg. net/punt while only allowing 2.5 yards per return on 62...

Fast Screen Variations from Doubles, Trips and Empty

2017-05-19 12:30:08

By Jordan McGowan, Head Coach, Brookside Christian HS (CA) That fast screen is a great way to stretch the field quickly at the snap of the ball. See how Coach McGowan has used this concept within his Air Raid system. Read...

Cardinal Double Team Technique in Gap Schemes

2017-05-15 17:35:40

By Gabe Fertitta, Offensive Coordinator, Catholic High of Baton Rouge Not many programs run gap schemes like Stanford University, which is why Gabe Fertitta, the offensive coordinator at prep powerhouse Catholic High School (LA) went right to the source when re-working...

Gap Scheme RPO Organization and Implementation

2017-05-15 17:04:01

By Brian White, Offensive Coordinator, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) See how X&O Labs Board of Advisors Member and RHIT OC Brian White has adapted his RPOs to his gap scheme concepts. Read the report here. By Brian White Offensive Coordinator Rose-Hulman...

OLB Play in the Cover 2 Robber Defense

2017-05-15 16:58:44

By Shawn LaMothe, Defensive Backs/Running Backs Coach, Grosse Ile High School (MI) If your league is heavy on smashmouth offenses, you need your outside backers to play run first. Find out how coach LaMothe teaches this out of his Cover 2...

Eight Tips for Maximizing Your Program’s Summer

2017-05-15 12:22:26

By Product Specialist Team MaxOne.com We recently met with the guys at MaxOne to talk best practices for summer. MaxOne is also a sponsor of X&O Labs. These guys are doing some cutting-edge stuff. We looked at the research they have...

Teaching the Back-Shoulder Fade Route

2017-05-08 13:41:57

By Danny Freund, Wide Receivers Coach, University of North Dakota (ND) North Dakota University threw more back shoulder fades last season than they’re used to, because as wide receiver coach Danny Freund puts it, “we had good size and athleticism, but...

Implementing a Pre-Season O-Line Drill Catalog

2017-05-08 13:08:41

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach / Co-Offensive Coordinator, Southwest Oklahoma State University Coach Iske details how he optimizes his offseason time with his players to best prepare his line for the season. Read the report here. By Justin IskeOffensive Line Coach...

Slide Footwork in Press/Catch Technique to Alleviate False Feet

2017-05-08 12:54:08

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Most coaches will argue that in press coverage, the feet must move before the hands. But where they move is just as important as how they move. Too many times, a corner will...

Designing Pre-Snap Movement Verbiage in Tempo Offenses

2017-05-01 19:24:33

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs It’s clear why more offensive coordinators are implementing pre-snap shifts and motions this season. Pre-snap movement not only puts a defensive unit on its heels, but also distorts its eye discipline, producing the...

Adjusting the Bear Front to Defend RPOs

2017-05-01 19:07:04

By Kevin Gaul, Defensive Coordinator, Colts Neck High School (NJ) The Bear package has been an effective tool for some programs to utilize against spread RPO oriented teams because it allows them to execute against multiple offensive sets and personnel groupings...

 

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