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Off-Season Conditioning for the No-Huddle System By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs


The fact is 64 percent of no-huddle coaches have made changes to their off-season lifting program and cited the following reason for doing so: How can you expect your players to move at a breakneck speed in-season if you’re not training it in the weight room. So we reached out to a select group of no-huddle coaches and found that many are now training for endurance and speed, not strength. Our results are in this 7,500-word report.  

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Tagging Back Side Routes Off the Quick Game By Paul Romolo, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Archbishop McNicholas High School (OH)


Mirrored quick game concepts are simple to teach, but they really hang the QB out to dry if things don't go as planned. Coach Romolo answered that problem with his backside tags.  

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Defending One-Back Run/Pass from Cover Three Structures By Matt Costa, Head Coach, John F. Kennedy High School (CA)


Discover how a few small changes can keep spread offenses guessing while allowing your players to play fast. Coach Costa breaks it all down here.  

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3 Fast Paced KO Coverage Drills By James Vint, Offensive Coordinator, Seminole High School (TX)


Discover how the "Rodeo Circuit” can prepare your players for each phase of KO coverage with its fast paced tackling drill, gauntlet drill, and angle or pursuit drill.  

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Clinic Reports

Tagging Back Side Routes Off the Quick Game

By Paul Romolo, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Archbishop McNicholas High School (OH) Mirrored quick game concepts are simple to teach, but they really hang the QB out to dry if things don't go as planned. Coach Romolo answered that problem with his backside tags.  

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Defending One-Back Run/Pass from Cover Three Structures

By Matt Costa, Head Coach, John F. Kennedy High School (CA) Discover how a few small changes can keep spread offenses guessing while allowing your players to play fast. Coach Costa breaks it all down here.  

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The Shovel/Bubble Triple Option RPO

By James Stubkjaer, Offensive Line Coach, SF Roosevelt High School (SD) SF Roosevelt High School (SD) has been in the state championship three of the last four seasons and the Shovel/Bubble triple option is a big reason why. In this article, Coach Stubkjaer explains how he blocks the scheme against the various fronts he sees on weekly basis as well as how the.....

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Iso: Read and Fold Concepts

By Peter Bisson, Wide Receiver Coach, Pasadena City College Find out how Coach Bisson combined multiple concepts with his backfield's strengths to create a simple and versatile Iso concept.  

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Research Reports

Off-Season Conditioning for the No-Huddle System

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs The fact is 64 percent of no-huddle coaches have made changes to their off-season lifting program and cited the following reason for doing so: How can you expect your players to move at a breakneck speed in-season if you’re not training it in the weight room. So we reached out to a select group of no-huddle coaches and.....

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50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs Sure, your QB may be delivering the ball on time and with accuracy in those 7 on 7 drills this month, but we all know football is not played that way once the season gets going this fall. Training your QB to respond when pressure ensues makes average quarterbacks good and good quarterbacks great. XandOLabs.com uncovers over.....

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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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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

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Marrying Inside and Outside Zone Schemes

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Training the 9-Technique vs. Pass

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Route Variants in the Boot and Naked Pass Game

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Varying Supports in Zone Pressures

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Drill Reports

3 Fast Paced KO Coverage Drills

By James Vint, Offensive Coordinator, Seminole High School (TX) Discover how the "Rodeo Circuit” can prepare your players for each phase of KO coverage with its fast paced tackling drill, gauntlet drill, and angle or pursuit drill.  

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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

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WR Drills - Clemson

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Quick & Complete Kickoff Circuit

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Fordham University's QB Movement Drills

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QB Drills - Towson University

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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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