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This installment of our Self Scout Your Career survey project unearths a tremendous amount of insight into the decisions made by Offensive Coordinators.



By The X&O Labs Staff

This installment of our Self Scout Your Career survey project unearths a tremendous amount of insight into the decisions made by Offensive Coordinators.

As we mentioned before, survey is still ongoing (if you or your staff hasn't taken it yet, check it out here), we wanted to share some of the insight that the surveys have unearthed. We also recognize that while many of you have already taken one survey from selfscoutyourcareer.com, you likely have not seen the results of the other 10 surveys. In addition to the Offensive Coordinator Coach Research Report you are currently reading, we will also be releasing our Quarterback Coach Research Report this week.

Here are a few of the highlights you will find in the graphs and questions contained in the Offensive Coordinator Survey results below:

  • Over half of offensive coordinators (54%) also serve as their teams Quarterbacks Coach which is more than double the second place option which was Offensive Line Coach (25%). 
  • 42% of offensive coordinators classify their offenses as "spread (no tight end)."
  • Contrary to the current belief that periods need to be 5 minutes at the most, the reseach shows that 80% of the coordinators still prefer team periods that are over 10 minutes long.
  • 51% of the coaches surveyed restrict live (1's v 1's) practice periods to 2 or less per week.
  • 50% of OC's prefere the concept system of teaching passing plays to the numbers system (7%).  The remainder combined the two approaches. 

Check out each of those questions and their responses below and see how the information compares to your team. As always, we would love to hear your thoughts on the data presented in this report. Please feel free to share your opinions and thoughts in the comments section below.

**Note: The data shown below is the current information from our ongoing study. It will likely change over time and as that happens, we will be sure to keep you apprised of the trends as they become apparent. Again, if you or your staff has not already participated, or if you want to just take a different survey (you can use the same email address without a problem) please CLICK HERE.

 

1. Aside from being a coordinator, what are your other responsibilities on offense?

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2.  Into which of the following structures would your offense be classified?

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3. In your opinion, what is the ideal length of time for a team period to accomplish what your coaches need to get done?

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4. How often do you go live (one’s vs. one’s) against the defense in a typical week?

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5. In your opinion, which of the following is the most productive way to teach the pass game on offense?

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In addition to the questions above, Offensive Coordinators that completed the survey also provided interesting answers to the following questions:

  • How long have you been an offensive coordinator?
  • What is your ideal balance in your offensive system in order for your offense to be successful?
  • How many individual periods will you schedule during the course of a game week?
  • In your opinion, what is the ideal length of time for an individual period to accomplish what your coaches need to get done?
  • How many group periods will you schedule during the course of a game week?
  • In your opinion, what is the ideal length of time for a group period to accomplish what your coaches need to get done?
  • How many team periods will you schedule during the course of a game week?
  • How many periods do you practice “situations” in a given week?
  • Ideally, how many formations will you carry into a game each week?
  • Ideally, how many personnel groupings will you carry into a game each week?
  • Ideally, how many run concepts will you carry into a game each week? For example: inside zone can be just one concept, regardless of how many ways in which it’s run or the personnel grouping you run it from.
  • Ideally, how many pass concepts will you carry into a game each week? For example: bootlegs can be just one concept, regardless of how many ways in which it’s used or the personnel grouping you run it from.
  • How many tempos will you use in your offensive system? This does not include any two-minute drill circumstances.
  • How often do you use “no huddle” tempo in your offense? This doesn’t include any two-minute drill.
  • If a primarily no-huddle team, how do you communicate plays to the players on the field?

For access to this information, you can either click here to take the Offensive Coordinator coaches survey and receive your own, instant results or you can log in to the Insiders.  

 

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