Bear Defense vs. Speed Option
By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs
How the Bear defense adjusts to defend speed option concepts.
By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikeKKuchar
Editor’s Note: The following research was conducted as part of XandOLabs.com special report on “The Virginia Tech Bear Package,”...
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...
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...
By Brian CaseyHead CoachAurora Central Catholic High School (IL)Twitter: @ACCHSFootball
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Hot Route System for the High School QB
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
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...
Screen Drill: 80 Reps in 10-Minutes
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
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
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
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
4 Phase Teaching to Cover 2 Corners
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...