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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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How Pistol Coaches Teach Backside Slip Blocks By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs


Find out how this simple concept has stramlined blocking on the backside of option concepts for option / pistol teams across the country...  

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Using Quarters Coverage to Defend Flexbone Option By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs


The flexbone presents all sorts of challenges but these Quarters programs have discovered the keys to using their coverage scheme to disrupt the offenses efficiency.  

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Old Dominion’s Scramble Rules By Brain Scott

ODU finished at the top of nearly all scoring categories at the FCS level this season including a 548 yard per game average and a QB that accounted for over 460 yards per game by using both his hands and feet. Learn how their offense is still able to extend plays when things don’t go as diagramed post-snap.

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Clinic Reports

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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How Pistol Coaches Teach Backside Slip Blocks

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Find out how this simple concept has stramlined blocking on the backside of option concepts for option / pistol teams across the country...  

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Using Quarters Coverage to Defend Flexbone Option

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs The flexbone presents all sorts of challenges but these Quarters programs have discovered the keys to using their coverage scheme to disrupt the offenses efficiency.  

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Old Dominion’s Scramble Rules

By Brain Scott ODU finished at the top of nearly all scoring categories at the FCS level this season including a 548 yard per game average and a QB that accounted for over 460 yards per game by using both his hands and feet. Learn how their offense is still able to extend plays when things don’t go as diagramed post-snap.

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Attaching Quick Game to the Zone Read

By Saj Thakkar, Running Backs.....

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ULM's Quarters Vise Technique

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8 Variations of Pistol PA 4 Vert Concept

By Mike Kuchar See how one Texas.....

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Pistol: QB Footwork and Mesh Game

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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4 Read Drills for Safeties & Corners

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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Installing a Pro Style Spread Punt

By Christopher Smithley,.....

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Option Concepts from 4 Unbalanced Formations

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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Research Reports

Defending the Bunch Formation

By Mike Kuchar X&O Labs Our research shows that 63 percent of coaches check their called coverage to a bunch check, and 61 percent of those coaches have only one base check to bunch. Find out why!

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Research: Defending the Problem Areas in Quarters Coverage

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs In an effort to make sure we were as thorough as possible in our research, we wanted to devote this last case to defending the various "problem areas" in Quarters coverage. We all know that every coverage has its weaknesses, and Cover four is no different. So we asked some of our sources directly, how they best defend.....

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Press Box Research Report

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 use of technology in the booth these methods could mean the difference between wins and losses.

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Using Press Technique to Disrupt the Fade-Stop

By Trey Henderson, Safeties Coach, College of William and Mary Coach Henderson outlines how the College of William and Mary has implemented press coverage techniques that can throttle their FBS opponents.

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Marrying Inside and Outside Zone Schemes

By Chris Fisk, Offensive Line.....

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50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor,.....

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Varying Supports in Zone Pressures

By Wagner College Defensive.....

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DB Press Technique Report

By Mike Kuchar Senior Research.....

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Drill Reports

Open Field Tackle Drills - University of Wisconsin

By Chris Ash, Former Defensive Coordinator, University of Wisconsin   See how Chris Ash trains the eyes and feet of his second level players to make tackles in space.   

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Eastern Washington’s Squat and Kathy Cover Two Techniques

By Cherokee Valeria, Cornerbacks Coach, Eastern Washington University Current FCS #2 Ranked Eastern Washington University's Cornerbacks coach Cherokee Valeria sat down with us to explain how he ties his players footwork to their eyes and uses two methods to do so- Squat and Cathy. Valeria details both of his Cover Two techniques- including the drills he uses to teach.....

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DB Drills - University of Louisville

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Former University of Louisville defensive coordinator and 39-year coaching veteran Mike Cassity shares the every day drills he does with his defensive backs at Western Kentucky University. Cassity, a journeyman in the coaching ranks, had prior stops at FBS programs such as Kentucky, Marshall, Cincinnati, Baylor, Georgia.....

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WR Drills - Clemson

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney coached his wide receiver position to a level of consistency that had not been seen previously at Clemson. See his drills here!

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Quick & Complete Kickoff Circuit

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor,.....

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Fordham University's QB Movement Drills

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research.....

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QB Drills - Towson University

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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OL Drills - Ohio State University

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LB Drills - University of Kentucky

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DB Drills - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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DL Drills - Temple University

By Mike Kuchar From Ben Albert.....

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Noose Drill Progression

Jeremy West, Offensive.....

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