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Addressing Pressures in P.A.P. Protections By Brian White, Offensive Coordinator, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


Because most play-action protections are gap sound by nature they could be susceptible to overload pressure concepts and, before you know it, there is a free rusher in the face of your quarterback. This is why Brian White, the Offensive Coordinator at Rose-Hulman IT (IN) relates pressures to his QB in four categories and details the adjustments he makes in this clinic report.  

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Bracket Coverage Concepts and Techniques By Jason Brown, Defensive Coordinator, Dutchtown High School (LA)


The importance of a workable 3rd down defensive package cannot be overstated. If you play good defense on first and second down and you can get an offense in a third and medium to long situation, you must be able to get off the field a majority of the time. Coach Brown gives us a look at his go to 3rd down calls...  

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Adapting Single Wing Principles to Ignite Your Run Game By Dan Woolley, Head Coach, Scott High School (KY)


There is a lot of talk now of how people are using Single Wing principles to enliven their run game. Whether it is the overloaded formations, wildcat groupings, or misdirection backfields, these age-old systems keep finding their way back to all levels of football. Could this fit in your offense?  

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The Making of the Modern Quarterback By Mike Kuchar and Bruce Feldman


Check out the recent interview between XandOLabs.com Senior Research Manager Mike Kuchar and Fox Sports college football analyst Bruce Feldman. Feldman just completed his fourth book The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks.  

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Clinic Reports

Addressing Pressures in P.A.P. Protections

By Brian White, Offensive Coordinator, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Because most play-action protections are gap sound by nature they could be susceptible to overload pressure concepts and, before you know it, there is a free rusher in the face of your quarterback. This is why Brian White, the Offensive Coordinator at Rose-Hulman IT (IN) relates pressures to his.....

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Bracket Coverage Concepts and Techniques

By Jason Brown, Defensive Coordinator, Dutchtown High School (LA) The importance of a workable 3rd down defensive package cannot be overstated. If you play good defense on first and second down and you can get an offense in a third and medium to long situation, you must be able to get off the field a majority of the time. Coach Brown gives us a look at his go to 3rd.....

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Adapting Single Wing Principles to Ignite Your Run Game

By Dan Woolley, Head Coach, Scott High School (KY) There is a lot of talk now of how people are using Single Wing principles to enliven their run game. Whether it is the overloaded formations, wildcat groupings, or misdirection backfields, these age-old systems keep finding their way back to all levels of football. Could this fit in your offense?  

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The Making of the Modern Quarterback

By Mike Kuchar and Bruce Feldman Check out the recent interview between XandOLabs.com Senior Research Manager Mike Kuchar and Fox Sports college football analyst Bruce Feldman. Feldman just completed his fourth book The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks.  

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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

By Chris Fisk, Offensive Line.....

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Training the 9-Technique vs. Pass

By Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs Senior.....

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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

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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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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DB Drills - University of Louisville

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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WR Drills - Clemson

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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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

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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OL Drills - Ohio State University

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LB Drills - University of Kentucky

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