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22 Tags in the Four Vertical Concept By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs


The fact is 94.6 percent of coaches utilize the four vertical pass concept in their offense. We’ve found that the coaches that have had the most success with it have done away with the true “linear” structure of vertical streaks; instead implementing various tags by the receivers or backs to get one-on-one mismatches. The end result is outstanding; 47 percent of them claim they have netted between 11-15 yards per completion using these exact tags detailed in this report.  

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4-2-5: Protecting the Run Box By Vincent San Filippo, Defensive Coordinator, Granite Hills High School (CA)


Find out how Coach San Filippo and his staff have adapted their 4-2-5 scheme to play the run with 6 defenders.  

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6 Keys to Scientific Quarterbacking By Trenton Kirklin, Offensive Coordinator, Borger High School (TX)


Want to know more about Tom House's QB coaching methodology? Find out directly from one of his students here...  

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4 Perspectives on the No Huddle By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs

Championship level no-huddle coaches share their trials and errors while utilizing the no-huddle system in creating offensive systems that turn around programs and win games.

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Clinic Reports

22 Tags in the Four Vertical Concept

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs The fact is 94.6 percent of coaches utilize the four vertical pass concept in their offense. We’ve found that the coaches that have had the most success with it have done away with the true “linear” structure of vertical streaks; instead implementing various tags by the receivers or backs to get one-on-one mismatches......

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4-2-5: Protecting the Run Box

By Vincent San Filippo, Defensive Coordinator, Granite Hills High School (CA) Find out how Coach San Filippo and his staff have adapted their 4-2-5 scheme to play the run with 6 defenders.  

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6 Keys to Scientific Quarterbacking

By Trenton Kirklin, Offensive Coordinator, Borger High School (TX) Want to know more about Tom House's QB coaching methodology? Find out directly from one of his students here...  

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4 Perspectives on the No Huddle

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs Championship level no-huddle coaches share their trials and errors while utilizing the no-huddle system in creating offensive systems that turn around programs and win games.

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Research Reports

Cover 2 Press Corner Techniques

By Richan Gaskins, Defensive Backs Coach, Gallaudet University (DC) Find out how Coach Gaskins breaks down his hard corner techniques to build physical corners from snap to incompletion.    

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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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Simplifying Offensive Communication

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs We’re all familiar with the coaching maxim, “less is more,” but what if you can do more offensively, yet make it seem like less to your players? In this research report, over 100 high school and college contributors shared their ideas, anonymously of course, on the verbiage/call system they use to limit their playbook...

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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.....

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50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence

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Defending the Bunch Formation

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Press Box Research Report

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Drill Reports

Troubleshooting Common Pass Protection Errors

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach, Southwestern Oklahoma State University It’s a known fact that many breakdowns in pass protection stem from technique rather than scheme. In his exclusive clinic report, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Offensive Line Coach Justin Iske details the 14 most common technique errors in pass protection.  

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Quarterbacks: 12 Drills for Game Simulation

By Ryan O’Hara, Quarterbacks Coach, Mt San Antonio College (CA) For Quarterbacks, the off season is when the work begins. In this clinic report, Coach O'Hara provide you with some new, simple, and effective ways to improve your QB play by focusing on balance, foot speed, feel, evasion, timing, rhythm, weight transfer, and confidence.    

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Rich Alercio's Offensive Line Technique Clinic

By Rich Alercio, Head Football Coach, St Johnsbury Academy (VT) Johnsbury Academy (VT) head coach and XandOLabs.com offensive line researcher Rich Alercio will be holding his annual offensive line clinics this coming March in New Jersey.

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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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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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