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4 Stunts to Defend Zone and Power Read By TJ Gillen-Hall, Defensive Line Coach, Kilgore High School (TX)


It’s essential that in order to defend the zone and power read game, your first level defenders can’t stay stagnant. And against those that run this schemes efficiently, you can’t defend it in just one way. Texas prep perennial power Kilgore High School’s defensive line coach details four effective first level movements he uses out of his 4-2-5 structure to defend the play side read game.  

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A Communication System for Reading Box Defenders By Josh Puckett, Head Coach, Lake County High School


Discover how Coach Puckett and his staff have varied their reads to include different first and second level defenders based on their week to week scouting tendencies.  

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Applying OL Pre-Snap Thought Process in the Middle Zone John Donatelli, Offensive Line Coach, Towson University


Blocking is a lot more than pure technique. Find out how Towson teaches their linemen to work through a series of questions to find out the best possible way to attack the defense every single snap.  

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Villanova’s Dig-Drag-Post Concept By Brian Flinn, Wide Receiver Coach, Villanova University

Coach Flinn explains how their "Pro Style" Dig, Drag Post concept has been so efficient averaging 87.5% completion average this past season.

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Clinic Reports

4 Stunts to Defend Zone and Power Read

By TJ Gillen-Hall, Defensive Line Coach, Kilgore High School (TX) It’s essential that in order to defend the zone and power read game, your first level defenders can’t stay stagnant. And against those that run this schemes efficiently, you can’t defend it in just one way. Texas prep perennial power Kilgore High School’s defensive line coach details four effective first.....

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A Communication System for Reading Box Defenders

By Josh Puckett, Head Coach, Lake County High School Discover how Coach Puckett and his staff have varied their reads to include different first and second level defenders based on their week to week scouting tendencies.  

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Applying OL Pre-Snap Thought Process in the Middle Zone

John Donatelli, Offensive Line Coach, Towson University Blocking is a lot more than pure technique. Find out how Towson teaches their linemen to work through a series of questions to find out the best possible way to attack the defense every single snap.  

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Villanova’s Dig-Drag-Post Concept

By Brian Flinn, Wide Receiver Coach, Villanova University Coach Flinn explains how their "Pro Style" Dig, Drag Post concept has been so efficient averaging 87.5% completion average this past season.

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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

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Varying Supports in Zone Pressures

By Wagner College Defensive.....

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DB Press Technique Report

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Drill Reports

Noose Drill Progression

Jeremy West, Offensive Coordinator, Stamford HS (TX) If you’re looking for your offensive pass production to increase this season, the Noose Drill may be the answer. It’s a multi-faceted drill that works on negating press coverage- teaching receivers to attain leverage quickly at the line of scrimmage while training quarterbacks to finding throwing windows. It’s a.....

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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.....

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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

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