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Bear Defense vs. Speed Option

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

  How the Bear defense adjusts to defend speed option concepts.


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No Huddle: Wrist Cards With Multiple Systems

By Tom Lewis, Offensive Coordinator, Plymouth HS (OH)

The debate over wrist cards in the no huddle never seems to end, but Coach Lewis gives and in depth and convincing case for how his team made the switch to no huddle by using wrist bands that will fit any...


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5 Ways to Beat Quarters Coverage

By Brian Casey, Head Coach, Aurora Central Catholic High School (IL)


Find out how you can attack the increasingly common Quarters Coverage with these varied schemes...  


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Utica College Defensive Line Drill Catalog

By Ben McKaig, Defensive Line Coach, Utica College


The offseason is drill season. At Utica College, they place a heavy emphasis on using drills outside of the season to work on the little things that make winning defensive line play. In this drill report, Coach McKaig shares their...


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5 Ways to Beat Quarters Coverage

2016-07-01 08:54:00

By Brian Casey, Head Coach, Aurora Central Catholic High School (IL) Find out how you can attack the increasingly common Quarters Coverage with these varied schemes... By Brian CaseyHead CoachAurora Central Catholic High School (IL)Twitter: @ACCHSFootball Insiders Members: Login here to access the full-length version...

Hot Route System for the High School QB

2016-06-24 23:49:31

By Dan Ellis, Head Coach, Great Valley High School (PA) In an effort to stay simplistic, many high school offenses employ a half-man/half-slide protection scheme and Great Valley High School (PA) head coach Dan Ellis is no different. But with the...

Training RBs to Use Their Off-Arm as a Weapon

2016-06-24 14:49:31

By Mario Price, Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator, Davidson College (NC) Running backs in most offenses, regardless of the scheme, must truly be the “X” factor because they are an integral part of every segment of the offensive attack. There is much...

Marshall University 4-2-5 F.I.B. (Formation Into Boundary) Run Fits

2016-06-24 09:49:31

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Marshall University mixes quarters coverage and man free coverage in their secondary, which means it will vary between playing the zone read game with even numbers or with a plus one defender. Find...

Screen Drill: 80 Reps in 10-Minutes

2016-06-23 10:14:00

By Shawn Liotta Offensive Coordinator Clairton High School (PA) Clairton High School (PA) sat atop the national high school scoring list last season, totaling 958 points (59.8 ppg) on its way to a 15-1 record. While the Bears utilize Fast, Slow,...

Punt Block Unit and Scheme Development

2016-06-17 17:37:15

By Jamison Bisch, Former Defensive Coordinator, New Mexico Military Institute Junior College Since 2012, New Mexico Military Junior College has blocked or disrupted 31 punts resulting in three TDs and multiple safeties and it isn’t by accident. Defensive coordinator Jamison Bisch...

Formationing the Stick Draw Concept

2016-06-17 17:08:29

By Jhett Norman, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterback Coach, Levelland High School (TX) In 13 Games this season Norman's offense averaged 34.7 points per game and 308.2 yards passing. This RPO/Fast Screen served as their primary passing concepts. Read the report here. By Jhett Norman...

Odd Front DCs: Scenarios for Two-Gap Technique

2016-06-17 08:13:34

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs The following research was conducted as part of XandOLabs.com special report on “Odd Front vs. the Run Game,” continue reading for more information on this report. By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikekKuchar Introduction The following...

Southeastern Louisiana University’s One-Step Variants in Zone Blocking

2016-06-16 18:17:23

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Travis Mikel, the offensive line coach at Southeastern Louisiana University, teaches a hip Aiming Point and what he calls a “Triangle Read” to his offensive linemen. The triangle read is to keep their...

4 Phase Teaching to Cover 2 Corners

2016-06-12 20:19:02

By Will Davis and Brad Garrett, Defensive Backs Coaches, Clewiston High School (FL) Without question, the most difficult phase of teaching cover two is training the eyes of the corner. While “physicality” seems to be a common buzzword, if corners understand...

Tunnel Screen Off Run Actions

2016-06-12 19:51:26

By Brett Dudley, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Antioch High School (CA) See how Coach Dudley uses the Stretch and Power concepts to create fast flow backers and open up a whole for the tunnel screen. By Brett DudleyAssistant Head Coach/Offensive CoordinatorAntioch High...

Why Choate Prep (CT) Teaches Its H to Skip Pull on One-Back Counter

2016-06-12 19:30:43

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Check out how and why the Skip Pull is such a productive technique in Coach Spinnato's 1 Back Counter concept. By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikekKuchar Introduction The following research was conducted as part of...

 

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