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7 Ways to Block Wide Shades in the Outside Zone By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs
      One of the problem areas offensive line coaches struggle with in the outside zone scheme is how to man block wide techiques in the outside zone or stretch concept.  If that block is not made at the point of attack, the threat of first level penetration occurs, thus styming the rhythm of the play.  Our research presents up to seven variations coaches are using to get those wide defenders accounted for at the point of attack.  

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Dressing Up the Power By Rick Lytle, Offensive Coordinator, Euclid High School (OH)


Coach Lytle details how he uses formations, motions, and pass sets to vary his Power concept against different fronts and schemes.  

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Training DB’s Eyes in Quarters Coverage By Brent Barnes, Defensive Backs Coach, Rhodes College

Discover how Coach Barnes teaches his DB's to read and react to each play based on the Wide Receivers first few steps.

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Packaging the Trey Read to Attack "Benders" By Joe Osovet, Offensive Coordinator, Nassau Community College (NY)

Nassau Community College (NY) finished in the top ten this season in rushing offense, averaging 236 yards per game. One of their most proficient concepts was the Trey Read, which when packaged with various other tags, could be lethal on defenses. Nassau C.C. head coach and offensive coordinator Joe Osovet details the entire scheme below.

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7 Ways to Block Wide Shades in the Outside Zone

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs One of the problem areas offensive line coaches struggle with in the outside zone scheme is how to man block wide techiques in the outside zone or stretch concept. If that block is not made at the point of attack, the threat of first level penetration occurs, thus styming the rhythm of the play. Our research presents up.....

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Dressing Up the Power

By Rick Lytle, Offensive Coordinator, Euclid High School (OH) Coach Lytle details how he uses formations, motions, and pass sets to vary his Power concept against different fronts and schemes.  

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Training DB’s Eyes in Quarters Coverage

By Brent Barnes, Defensive Backs Coach, Rhodes College Discover how Coach Barnes teaches his DB's to read and react to each play based on the Wide Receivers first few steps.

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Packaging the Trey Read to Attack "Benders"

By Joe Osovet, Offensive Coordinator, Nassau Community College (NY) Nassau Community College (NY) finished in the top ten this season in rushing offense, averaging 236 yards per game. One of their most proficient concepts was the Trey Read, which when packaged with various other tags, could be lethal on defenses. Nassau C.C. head coach and offensive coordinator Joe.....

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Varying Backside Cut Points in the OZ

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A Tweak on Cover 8 vs. 2x2 Sets

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Teaching DL Block Destruction

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Proven Protocols In Defensive Game Planning

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7 Efficient Sprint Out Concepts

By Chuck Williamson, Assistant.....

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Adding Empty as a Mid Season Wrinkle

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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

By Mike Kuchar X&O Labs Our.....

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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

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor,.....

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Varying Supports in Zone Pressures

By Wagner College Defensive.....

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DB Press Technique Report

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Drill Reports

Quick & Complete Kickoff Circuit

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs This simple yet comprehensive KOR circuit is a must for yeams at any level.  Start them this week and improve your feild position each week moving forward.  

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Fordham University's QB Movement Drills

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Discover the drills behind Fordham's QB's setting new school records in 2013 of most points (526), passing yards (5,052) and total yards (7,214) in a season.  

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QB Drills - Towson University

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs X&O Labs Senior Research Manager Mike Kuchar provides a video tutorial on the every day drills used by QB's at Towson University.

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OL Drills - Ohio State University

Insiders Members: Click here to login to the Insiders to view the full 16 minute drill film. What You're Missing: This brief drill report is a portion of the 16 minute drill catelog that we have online for our Insiders members. The full version includes the following drills / concepts: How Ohio State drills its reverse combo blocks on the inside zone scheme. The.....

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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

By Mike Kuchar From Ben Albert.....

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Noose Drill Progression

Jeremy West, Offensive.....

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QB Drills - Santa Monica College

By Ryan O’Hara, Quarterback.....

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RB Drills - Auburn University

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QB Drills - Footwork Progression - UCLA

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research.....

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