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Perimeter Blocking in the Jet Sweep/Power Read Game By Jeffrey Russell, Offensive Coordinator, Wethersfield High School (CT)


Coach Russell shares the technique he uses in his triangle read to identify and block second level players as well as the formations he’ll use to outnumber defenses on the perimeter so he doesn’t have to block them.  

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Simplifying a Count System & Rules in the IZ By Adam Kirby, Offensive Line Coach, McMurry University (TX)


Coach Kirby breaks down how McMurry teaches their linemen to identify fronts and technique their blocks in the Inside Zone resulting in over 5 yds per play in 2014. Find out more here...  

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Disguising and Matching Coverages By Adam Harvey, Safeties Coach, Cibolo Steele High School (TX)


Discover how this Texas HS powerhouse program is teaching their safeties to indenty and attack snap indicators in order to disrupt offensive timing and create big plays.  

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3-5 Firezone Pressure Package By Aaron Hancock, Head Coach, Wyoming HS (OH) Zone pressures are a great way to confuse and disrupt quarterbacks at every level of football. This article outlines some effective 4, 5, and 6 man schemes out of the popular 3-5 defense. Read the Full Story

Clinic Reports

Perimeter Blocking in the Jet Sweep/Power Read Game

By Jeffrey Russell, Offensive Coordinator, Wethersfield High School (CT) Coach Russell shares the technique he uses in his triangle read to identify and block second level players as well as the formations he’ll use to outnumber defenses on the perimeter so he doesn’t have to block them.  

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Simplifying a Count System & Rules in the IZ

By Adam Kirby, Offensive Line Coach, McMurry University (TX) Coach Kirby breaks down how McMurry teaches their linemen to identify fronts and technique their blocks in the Inside Zone resulting in over 5 yds per play in 2014. Find out more here...  

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Disguising and Matching Coverages

By Adam Harvey, Safeties Coach, Cibolo Steele High School (TX) Discover how this Texas HS powerhouse program is teaching their safeties to indenty and attack snap indicators in order to disrupt offensive timing and create big plays.  

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3-5 Firezone Pressure Package

By Aaron Hancock, Head Coach, Wyoming HS (OH) Zone pressures are a great way to confuse and disrupt quarterbacks at every level of football. This article outlines some effective 4, 5, and 6 man schemes out of the popular 3-5 defense.

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Iso: Read and Fold Concepts

By Peter Bisson, Wide Receiver.....

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Using Cover 3 to Defend the Quick Game

By Ryan Desrochers, Defensive.....

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13 Things You Missed: AFCA CONVENTION 2015

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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

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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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

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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Varying Supports in Zone Pressures

By Wagner College Defensive.....

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Drill Reports

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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Eastern Washington’s Squat and Kathy Cover Two Techniques

By Cherokee Valeria, Cornerbacks Coach, Eastern Washington University Current FCS #2 Ranked Eastern Washington University's Cornerbacks coach Cherokee Valeria sat down with us to explain how he ties his players footwork to their eyes and uses two methods to do so- Squat and Cathy. Valeria details both of his Cover Two techniques- including the drills he uses to teach.....

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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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DB Drills - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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