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Developing a Dominant Pass Rusher

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

If anyone knows how to develop players into dominant pass rushers, it’s Craig Kuligowski, the Defensive Line Coach at the University of Missouri. Coach “Kool’s” NFL ready methods have produced 10 draft picks, three in the first round since 2009. Last...


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6 Points of Emphasis for Your First O-Line Meeting

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

With the season about to start, you are likely planning your first position meeting. Find out what Coach Iske is sure to cover first thing when his players show up on campus.


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5 Ways to Block Tight Shades in the Mid/Outside Zone

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs
    Discover how top outside zone teams are dealing with tight shade blocks by covered lineman in ways that can create large running lanes.


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Marist College (NY) KOR Circuit

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs

One of the more productive, straight forward circuits that we have seen here at X&O Labs came from Tunde Agboke the defensive line coach at Marist College. Click here to see how he uses this circuit to perfect KOR skills for his...


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6 Points of Emphasis for Your First O-Line Meeting

2015-07-27 10:44:12

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach, Southwestern Oklahoma State University With the season about to start, you are likely planning your first position meeting. Find out what Coach Iske is sure to cover first thing when his players show up on...

5 Ways to Block Tight Shades in the Mid/Outside Zone

2015-07-27 10:35:00

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Discover how top outside zone teams are dealing with tight shade blocks by covered lineman in ways that can create large running lanes. By Mike Kuchar Senior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikeKKuchar Editor's Note: The following report from our...

Screen Drill: 80 Reps in 10-Minutes

2015-07-20 11:14:45

By Shawn Liotta Offensive Coordinator Clairton High School (PA) Clairton High School (PA) sat atop the national high school scoring list last season, totaling 958 points (59.8 ppg) on its way to a 15-1 record. While the Bears utilize Fast, Slow,...

No Huddle: Wrist Cards With Multiple Systems

2015-07-20 10:54:18

By Tom Lewis, Offensive Coordinator, Plymouth HS (OH) The debate over wrist cards in the no huddle never seems to end, but Coach Lewis gives and in depth and convincing case for how his team made the switch to no huddle...

Defending the Y-Off Formation With the 4-2-5

2015-07-20 10:24:28

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs At Bucknell University, linebacker coach Brad Fordyce and the Bison defense vary its fits based on the run concept. Here is a look at how they address the increasingly popular Y-Off Formation within...

Southern Oregon’s 4 Every Day Drill OL Circuits

2015-06-29 12:47:13

By Chris Fisk, Offensive Line, Southern Oregon The University of Southern Oregon is fresh off an NAIA National Championship.Coach Fisk decided to tweak his circuit drills- surprisingly after scoring 45.7 points per game- and he presents the circuits he uses to...

5 Ways to Beat Quarters Coverage

2015-06-29 12:31:32

By Brian Casey, Head Coach, Aurora Central Catholic High School (IL) Find out how you can attack the increasingly common Quarters Coverage with these varied schemes... By Brian CaseyHead CoachAurora Central Catholic High School (IL)Twitter: @ACCHSFootball Insiders Members: Login here to access the full-length version...

Quarters Coverage: 4 Footwork Variants of Safeties

2015-06-29 10:08:41

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Find out how the experts are teaching their footwork within their quarters coverage. Learn from multiple BCS coaches so you can apply thesae concepts this week. Find more here. By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O...

Press Box Research Report

2015-06-29 08:17:00

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs It's the game within the game that matters, which is why XandOLabs presents new research on how offensive and defensive coordinators train their spotters in the press box. With some states allowing the...

Pairing Four Verts With QB Draw as an RPO

2015-06-19 16:08:21

By Mike Martin, Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, Madison High School (OH), By pairing of four verticals with a QB draw element the Blue Steaks finished 10-2, averaged 35 yards a completion and five scrambles that netted 13.5 yards per carry with four...

Using the Mesh Drill for Multiple Read Schemes

2015-06-19 15:48:26

By Jim Good, Associate Head Football Coach / Offensive Coordinator, University of Redlands (CA) Find out how Coach Good utilized this common drill to help his team lead DIII in turnover margin and Red Zone Offense in 2014. By Jim GoodAssociate Head...

Montana State’s Top Run Pressure

2015-06-19 14:20:34

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs See how Montana State defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall uses what he calls “backer” check, which tells the bubble linebacker in his four-down front to pressure the B gap as a first and second...

 

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