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Option Concepts from 4 Unbalanced Formations By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs

Longtime option guru Tony DeMeo called our special report on the midline and veer option “the most comprehensive report on option football I’ve ever seen.” Here we detail four efficient unbalanced option formations and provide commentary from staffs around the country, including the Naval Academy, on the benefits of each.

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Shut Down Screens, Swings, & Sprints with These Blitz Checks By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs

Find out how some of the top teams in the country are applying their blitz check schemes against 4 to a side formations.

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East Carolina's Top 7 Med Ball / Zone Drills By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs East Carolina University is 6-1 and averaging 381.9 yards passing yards per game, third best in the country. Offensive Line Coach Brandon Jones shares video of the drills he does on a daily basis with his offensive lineman including how to combat various pass rush techniques. Read the Report
Press Quarters Coverage By Andrew Strobel, Defensive Coordinator, Culver-Stockton College


Find out of implementing Press Quarters cut Culver-Stockton's passing yards per game by 50 yards and improved their pass defensive effieciency by 22 points.

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Clinic Reports

Option Concepts from 4 Unbalanced Formations

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Longtime option guru Tony DeMeo called our special report on the midline and veer option “the most comprehensive report on option football I’ve ever seen.” Here we detail four efficient unbalanced option formations and provide commentary from staffs around the country, including the Naval Academy, on the benefits of each...

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Shut Down Screens, Swings, & Sprints with These Blitz Checks

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Find out how some of the top teams in the country are applying their blitz check schemes against 4 to a side formations.

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East Carolina's Top 7 Med Ball / Zone Drills

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs East Carolina University is 6-1 and averaging 381.9 yards passing yards per game, third best in the country. Offensive Line Coach Brandon Jones shares video of the drills he does on a daily basis with his offensive lineman including how to combat various pass rush techniques.

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Press Quarters Coverage

By Andrew Strobel, Defensive Coordinator, Culver-Stockton College Find out of implementing Press Quarters cut Culver-Stockton's passing yards per game by 50 yards and improved their pass defensive effieciency by 22 points.

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Can Your No Huddle Run Faster?

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Breaking Off Routes

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Combating Gap Exchange with the Option

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Effective Pressure Checks to B.O.B. Protection

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Winning the Numbers Game

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Research Reports

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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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

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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

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DB Press Technique Report

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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

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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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Noose Drill Progression

Jeremy West, Offensive.....

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