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Mixing Coverages Behind Zone Pressures

By Zach Watkins, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers, Washburn University (KS)

  Most three deep, three under pressures like the NCAA blitz, require five rushers and six cover defenders. But within each pressure, like a multitude of adjustments based off how the offense presents itself. Washburn University Co-Defensive Coordinator Zach Watkins...


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Virginia Union’s Top Quarters Beater

By Toriano J. Morgan, Pass Game Coordinator/WR Coach Virginia Union University (VA)

  Attacking quarters is a challenge for some offenses, but Virginia Union has had great success with this concept. Read more here...


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Southwest Minnesota State’s Draw/Hitch RPO

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


Instead of using the play side inside linebacker as a movement key in the hitch concept, Head Coach Cory Sauter chooses to put the perimeter outside linebacker in run/pass conflict. Find more here...  


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Teaching Gap Double Teams vs. Zone Double Teams

By Rich Alercio, Head Football Coach, St Johnsbury Academy (VT)

  Coach Alercio breaks down the difference between the double team and the combination block in a way that you can teach it to your players tomorrow.


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Mixing Coverages Behind Zone Pressures

2016-02-08 15:20:01

By Zach Watkins, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers, Washburn University (KS) Most three deep, three under pressures like the NCAA blitz, require five rushers and six cover defenders. But within each pressure, like a multitude of adjustments based off how the offense...

Virginia Union’s Top Quarters Beater

2016-02-08 14:36:24

By Toriano J. Morgan, Pass Game Coordinator/WR Coach Virginia Union University (VA) Attacking quarters is a challenge for some offenses, but Virginia Union has had great success with this concept. Read more here... By Toriano J. MorganPass Game Coordinator/WR CoachVirginia Union University...

Southwest Minnesota State’s Draw/Hitch RPO

2016-02-08 13:49:16

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Instead of using the play side inside linebacker as a movement key in the hitch concept, Head Coach Cory Sauter chooses to put the perimeter outside linebacker in run/pass conflict. Find more here... By...

Teaching Gap Double Teams vs. Zone Double Teams

2016-02-08 13:34:26

By Rich Alercio, Head Football Coach, St Johnsbury Academy (VT) Coach Alercio breaks down the difference between the double team and the combination block in a way that you can teach it to your players tomorrow. By Rich AlercioHead Football Coach, Assistant...

Translating Read Concepts to Your QB

2016-02-01 14:17:19

By Brian Casey, Quarterbacks Coach, Montini Catholic High School (IL) With the continuance of multi-faceted read concepts in offensive play packages, the onus lies on the quarterback to make the correct pre and post snap decision process. In order to teach...

SUNY Maritime 3 Three Deep, 2 Under Pressure Package

2016-02-01 13:47:03

By Saj Thakkar, Defensive Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator, SUNY Maritime College (NY) 3 over 2 pressure packages have become very popular over the past few years. Coach Thakker shares how they make their work for big stops and big plays. By Saj...

Split End Power RPO

2016-02-01 13:25:42

By Tom Grippa, Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, Mount St. Joe University Trips forces the defense to make decisions. See how Coach Grippa uses those choices against them with his split end power concept. Read more here. By Tom Grippa Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach Mount...

Four Vertical Landmarks, Reads and Progressions

2016-01-30 08:25:00

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...

How 3rd Level Defenders Impact RPO Reads

2016-01-22 19:46:01

By Jake Olsen, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Loras College (IA) When Olsen and the new staff at Loras took over, the team had just finished dead last in the NCAA D3 with 182 yards per game. This past year, thanks to their ultra...

Cultivating a Winning Culture

2016-01-22 19:00:34

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Winning culture is established in the “off-season.” While the rewards are reaped in the fall, the seeds are planted right now in weight rooms and classrooms throughout the country. Successful coaches know this,...

4 Coverage Options for 3x1 Formations

2016-01-22 15:51:49

By By Jason Brown, Defensive Coordinator, Dutchtown High School (Geismar, LA) Defending trips is about having options and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each option. Coach Brown explains his favorite concepts here... By Jason Brown Defensive Coordinator Dutchtown High School (Geismar,...

Developing Off-Season and In-Season Communications

2016-01-21 06:56:31

By X&O Labs Staff No matter how you measure success, a key to finding more of it is better communication. Think about the best coaches you’ve had or know. One thing they all have in common is their ability to engage...

 

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