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Creating Defensive Alignment Issues With an Overload Line

By Steve Steele, Head Coach, T.F. Riggs High School (SD)


While some defensive coordinators have checks to one or two unbalanced looks, presenting up to nine in one contest can cause an abundant amount of alignment issues defensively. It’s an advantage that T.F. Riggs High School (SD) head...


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Beating the Blitz With the Shallow Cross

By Kevin Wallace, Offensive Coordinator, Robert B. Glenn High School (NC)


Shallow cross is one of the most versitile concepts in football today. Coach Wallace expalains how he uses it to beat teams that like to bring the heat. Read about it here...  


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Pro Style RPO Packages From Under Center

By Josh Franke, Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator , Newton Falls High School (OH)


It was only a matter of time before a Pro Style coach started implementing RPOs at the high school level. Josh Franke is that coach. Find out how he is doing it here...  


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Deuce Coverage to Defend RPO Concepts

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


Henderson State University finished third in the country among Division II schools with 29 interceptions and did so by teaching their secondary to read the eyes of the quarterback even in zone concepts. Read how here...  


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Creating Defensive Alignment Issues With an Overload Line

2017-01-14 18:13:48

By Steve Steele, Head Coach, T.F. Riggs High School (SD) While some defensive coordinators have checks to one or two unbalanced looks, presenting up to nine in one contest can cause an abundant amount of alignment issues defensively. It’s an advantage...

Beating the Blitz With the Shallow Cross

2017-01-14 17:51:38

By Kevin Wallace, Offensive Coordinator, Robert B. Glenn High School (NC) Shallow cross is one of the most versitile concepts in football today. Coach Wallace expalains how he uses it to beat teams that like to bring the heat. Read about...

Pro Style RPO Packages From Under Center

2017-01-14 17:37:24

By Josh Franke, Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator , Newton Falls High School (OH) It was only a matter of time before a Pro Style coach started implementing RPOs at the high school level. Josh Franke is that coach. Find out how...

Deuce Coverage to Defend RPO Concepts

2017-01-14 17:26:49

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Henderson State University finished third in the country among Division II schools with 29 interceptions and did so by teaching their secondary to read the eyes of the quarterback even in zone concepts...

Bracket Coverage: A 2-High Answer for RPOs and Gun Runs

2017-01-06 16:15:12

By Woody Blevins, Safeties Coach, University of Northern Colorado, While some coaches have made the full transition to defending post-snap RPOs with man coverage, the defensive staff at Northern Colorado has bought into using bracket coverage structures to defend 10 and...

Pull Scheme RPOs with Universal Tags

2017-01-06 14:56:01

By Joe Spagnolo, Head Coach, Iona Prep (NY) In the last few years, Coach Spagnolo's offense has evolved into a Zone RPO and Power Read football team that plays up- tempo, with various formations and motions. They have found that the...

Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Championship Off-Season

2017-01-06 14:37:11

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs As part of our larger research report on NCAA Player Development Study, we talked with Peter Fredenburg of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX). His team went on to win the 2016 D3 National...

Case Study: Getting Your Athletes to "Buy-In" Year Round

2017-01-06 11:01:10

By Research Staff, X&O Labs In this day and age, time is also at a premium. We understand that with all of the people, tasks, and responsibilities that compete for your limited bandwidth, a smart approach to managing all the details...

Ferris State Power Read/Jet Read Concepts

2017-01-03 02:16:50

By Dan Rohn (QB Coach/Run Game Coordinator), Steve Annese (Slot WR Coach), and Sam Parker (OL Coach) - Ferris State University (MI) Ferris State continues their offensive explosion year after year and much of its success is credited to its 10...

Mickey Matthews on his 4-2-5 Scheme

2017-01-02 23:55:41

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs See what Mickey Matthews has to say about the 4-2-5 Concept that they ran during his time at James Madison and now at Coastal Carolina. The exclusive interview is here... By Mike KucharSenior Research...

DE Bend and Chase Technique to Defend Zone Read

2017-01-02 20:11:34

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs At Villanova University, defensive coordinator Billy Crocker will always make his defensive ends bend and chase players on the quarterback in his 3-3 scheme out of a two-high alignment. Find out more here... By...

St. Francis University’s (IN) Tweak on Tampa Two

2017-01-02 06:40:00

By Joey Didier, Co-Defensive Coordinator, University of Saint Francis (IN) Why teach a run-stuffing Mike linebacker to drop between the hashes if you don’t have to? The University of St. Francis employs a Nickel player to both deny vertical passing lanes...

 

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