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“Steal” Coverage Concepts to Defend Trips

By Mike Giancola, ST Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Westfield High School (VA)

  While some coaches use zone terminology such as flat, hook/curl, short hole, deep third and deep hole to defend trips formations, the staff at prep powerhouse Westfield High School (VA) chooses to use what is referred to as...


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3-Step Plan to Develop an “Uncommon” Program Identity

By Luke Mertens, Head Coach, Lakes Community High School (IL)

  Program development is a complicated process, but Coach Mertens found a guiding principle in Tony Dungy's book "Uncommon" that he was able to set as the overarching theme for his program. Read the details here...


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Seattle/Waco Blitz Checks to B.O.B. Protections

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

Garrett Gillick runs picks and twists frequently to attack four man slide or big on big protections. Read more here...


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Adjusting the Stick to Attack Multiple Coverages

By Kyle Richardson, Head Coach, Northwestern (SC)


Is the stick concept the most versatile passing concept in the game today? Coach Richardson will tell you why he thinks it is and it isn't even close...    


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“Steal” Coverage Concepts to Defend Trips

2016-12-05 18:18:44

By Mike Giancola, ST Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Westfield High School (VA) While some coaches use zone terminology such as flat, hook/curl, short hole, deep third and deep hole to defend trips formations, the staff at prep powerhouse Westfield High School (VA)...

3-Step Plan to Develop an “Uncommon” Program Identity

2016-12-05 17:43:52

By Luke Mertens, Head Coach, Lakes Community High School (IL) Program development is a complicated process, but Coach Mertens found a guiding principle in Tony Dungy's book "Uncommon" that he was able to set as the overarching theme for his program...

Seattle/Waco Blitz Checks to B.O.B. Protections

2016-12-05 17:03:23

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Garrett Gillick runs picks and twists frequently to attack four man slide or big on big protections. Read more here... By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikekKuchar Editor’s Note: The following research was conducted in...

Adjusting the Stick to Attack Multiple Coverages

2016-12-04 14:36:00

By Kyle Richardson, Head Coach, Northwestern (SC) Is the stick concept the most versatile passing concept in the game today? Coach Richardson will tell you why he thinks it is and it isn't even close... By Kyle RichardsonHead Coach/Quarterbacks CoachNorthwestern High School...

Arkansas Tech University’s 9 RPOs from 20 Personnel

2016-11-28 14:26:14

By Brent Dearmon, Offensive Coordinator, Arkansas Tech University Having spent two seasons as an offensive analyst with Gus Malzahn at Auburn, Brent Dearmon is no stranger to the utilization of 20 personnel groupings and how defenses are aligning with six in...

4 Ways to Build Character, Boost Players Bonds, & Make Practice Fun

2016-11-28 13:47:41

By Mike Rowe, Head Football Coach, Rocori High School (MN) Building a team in the off-season is really about building players and developing a culture. Here is how one coach has made great progress with his off-season program. Read the report...

“Row the Boat”: The Off-Season Program That PJ Fleck Used to Build WMU

2016-11-28 13:29:55

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Over the last four seasons, head coach PJ Fleck and the staff at Western Michigan University has built the Broncos into a top 25 program, an undefeated 11-0 record and on the brink...

Tagging the Backside of Air Raid Concepts

2016-11-27 18:20:00

By Nick Coleman, Offensive Coordinator, Itawamba Community College See how Coach Coleman create different looks and creates advantages by using various tags within common Airraid passing concepts. By Nick Coleman - @QB_CoachColeman Offensive Coordinator Itawamba Community College Insiders Members: Click here to login to...

Jet Sweep and Power Read Landmarks

2016-11-14 13:21:25

By Brian White, Offensive Coordinator, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) At Rose-Hulman IT (IN) the “red line” is referred to as the line four yards from the sideline. It’s a landmark used in the Fightin’ Engineers wide zone run game such...

Best Practices: Defending the Wing T Buck Sweep

2016-11-14 12:52:28

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs The buck sweep has become a staple for many offenses. Find out how you can slow it down from multiple coaches who have years of experience against it. Read more here... By Mike KucharSenior...

The FSL Package: Boundary Concepts From 3x1 Formations

2016-11-13 14:20:00

By Patrick Murphy, Head Football Coach, Saint Anselm College The entire premise of the St. Anselm College (NH) offense is a No Huddle, multiple defender read operation, which is why the Hawks use a F.S.L. (formation to sideline) package. The...

PPO: Running Back Screen

2016-11-13 13:20:00

By Kevin Wallace, Offensive Coordinator, R.B. Glenn High School (Kernersville, NC) PPOs are gaining steam and this simple screen concept is a great addition to your RPO catelog. Read more here... By Kevin WallaceOffensive Coordinator R.B. Glenn High School (Kernersville, NC)Twitter: @KRWallaceFb Insiders Members: Login...

 

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