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Meshing Trap and Counter KOR Concepts By Brian Morgan, Special Teams Coordinator, Prairie View A&M University

Discover how Coach Morgan keeps coverage teams off balance with his trap and counter concepts that look almost nearly identical.

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VIDEO: Michigan LB Drills By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs

X&O Labs' Senior Research Manager Mike Kuchar provides a video tutorial on some of the drills that Lloyd Carr and his staff utilized with their linebackers on a daily basis.

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Michigan State's Zone Progression / Drills By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs
    Michigan State rode the stretch concept to a Big 10 Championship in 2014 and gave "Sparty" it's first Rose Bowl in 26 years. Offensive Line coach Mark Staten provides XandOLabs.com an exclusive on the techniques and the drills he used to generate the most productive run concept the Spartans had this season.

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8 Ways to Cover Trips with Quarters By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs


Find out how quarters coverage experts around the country are modifying their coverage to attack trips and shut down three receiver sides.  

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Clinic Reports

Meshing Trap and Counter KOR Concepts

By Brian Morgan, Special Teams Coordinator, Prairie View A&M University Discover how Coach Morgan keeps coverage teams off balance with his trap and counter concepts that look almost nearly identical.

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8 Ways to Cover Trips with Quarters

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Find out how quarters coverage experts around the country are modifying their coverage to attack trips and shut down three receiver sides.  

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SHU's Flexible Quick Game Concepts

By Matt Gardner, Quarterbacks Coach,Sacred Heart University Coach Gardner outlines how SHU utilizes the quick game to spread the field and adjust to any coverage. This was a big part of their success in 2013 (over 34 points per game) and allowed them to keep things simple on the offensive line.

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Attacking Soft Coverages with the Bend/Hook

By Ryan Hain, Offensive Coordinator, Franklin High School (MD) Discover how Coach Hain's offense averaged over 16 yards per completion on this concept and rode it all the way to the Maryland State Championship in 2013.

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Villanova’s Dig-Drag-Post Concept

By Brian Flinn, Wide Receiver.....

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Tight End Shovel Option

By Ralph Isernia,Head.....

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Throwing Uncovered in Your Run Game

By Will Compton, Head Coach,.....

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LB Reads & Run Fits in the 4-3

By Joe Ginn, Defensive Front.....

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Blocking Twists in Man and Gap Protection

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line.....

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Quarters Safety Flat Foot Technique

By Luke Tribble, Defensive Backs.....

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Offensive Explosiveness with the R4 System

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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Research Reports

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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Four Vertical Landmarks, Reads and Progressions

By Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs Senior Research Manager This in depth X&O Labs research report on the four vertical pass concept will focus primarily on the research we found regarding receivers landmarks and route technique as well as the QB's read progression based on coverage. Since over 60 percent of coaches surveyed run the concept out of 2x2 formations, this article will.....

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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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Marrying Inside and Outside Zone Schemes

By Chris Fisk, Offensive Line Coach, Southern Oregon University Chris Fisk, the offensive line coach at the University of Southern Oregon, details how he uses a man count system (the same used at Oregon) to block his inside zone scheme.  

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50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence

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

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Training the 9-Technique vs. Pass

By Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs Senior.....

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Route Variants in the Boot and Naked Pass Game

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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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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Press Box Research Report

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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9-Technique Play vs. Run Schemes

By Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs Senior.....

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Drill Reports

VIDEO: Michigan LB Drills

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs X&O Labs' Senior Research Manager Mike Kuchar provides a video tutorial on some of the drills that Lloyd Carr and his staff utilized with their linebackers on a daily basis.

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Michigan State's Zone Progression / Drills

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Michigan State rode the stretch concept to a Big 10 Championship in 2014 and gave "Sparty" it's first Rose Bowl in 26 years. Offensive Line coach Mark Staten provides XandOLabs.com an exclusive on the techniques and the drills he used to generate the most productive run concept the Spartans had this season...

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VIDEO: Texas Tech WR Drills

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs X&O Labs Senior Research Manager Mike Kuchar provides a video tutorial on some every day drills that Texas Tech University uses for its wide receivers.

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Eastern Washington’s Squat and Kathy Cover Two Techniques

By Cherokee Valeria, Cornerbacks Coach, Eastern Washington University At FCS Perennial powerhouse Eastern Washington University, Cornerbacks coach Cherokee Valeria 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 them- against various releases.....

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UL-Monroe's Complete Kickoff Circuit

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

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Virginia Tech's Tackle Circuit

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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3 Drills to Improve QB Accuracy

By Ryan O’Hara, Quarterback.....

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Coaching Low Hands in Pass Protection

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line.....

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Press Man Defensive Back Technique

By Desmar Black This article was.....

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Marist College (FCS) Defensive Line Directives

By Tunde Agboke, Defensive Line.....

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VIDEO: Towson QB Drills

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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