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3x1 Counter Trey/Glance RPO

By Nick Coleman, Offensive Coordinator, Itawamba Community College (MS)


Like most two-high defensive structures, the boundary safety is asked to play both an exterior gap in the run game and a vertical threat in the pass game. It makes him extremely vulnerable in the RPO game if the...


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Using the Mike LB to Adjust to 20 Personnel Fast Motion

By Michael Bellacosa, Defensive Coordinator, St. John the Baptist High School (NY)


Fast motion makes the defense change responsibilities fast. Coach Bellacosa has a system to keep his defense aggressive when teams quickly motion out of the backfield. Find it here...  


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SEC OL Coach on The Insert (Split) Zone Study

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs


When defenses add safeties into the box it leaves an offense with two options: read him with an RPO or go right after him in the run game. One prominent SEC OL coach told X&O Labs he’ll choose the latter:...


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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 potential of various defensive blitz patterns, the...


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3x1 Counter Trey/Glance RPO

2017-04-21 17:26:44

By Nick Coleman, Offensive Coordinator, Itawamba Community College (MS) Like most two-high defensive structures, the boundary safety is asked to play both an exterior gap in the run game and a vertical threat in the pass game. It makes him extremely...

Using the Mike LB to Adjust to 20 Personnel Fast Motion

2017-04-21 17:13:29

By Michael Bellacosa, Defensive Coordinator, St. John the Baptist High School (NY) Fast motion makes the defense change responsibilities fast. Coach Bellacosa has a system to keep his defense aggressive when teams quickly motion out of the backfield. Find it here... By...

SEC OL Coach on The Insert (Split) Zone Study

2017-04-19 13:58:49

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs When defenses add safeties into the box it leaves an offense with two options: read him with an RPO or go right after him in the run game. One prominent SEC OL coach...

Hot Route System for the High School QB

2017-04-19 07:49:00

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...

Case Study: Communication Drives a Winning Culture

2017-04-18 00:38:10

By Research Team, X&O Labs Over the last six years, X&O Labs has discovered that great programs work hard at avoiding one of life’s biggest pitfalls: poor communication. Communication is key to building culture. A football coach’s goal is to have...

2 RPO’s to Manipulate Quarters Safeties

2017-04-17 16:57:00

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs The deeper down the RPO rabbit hole you go, the more you will find unique concepts. These concepts attack the quarters in a powerful way with RPOs. Find out more here... By Mike KucharSenior...

4 Options for the 3x1 Stick Draw

2017-04-17 15:57:00

By James Stubkjaer, OL Coach, Avon High School (SD) and Jared Smith, OL Coach, SF Roosevelt High School (SD) See how these teams have taken the Stick Draw and molded it into a QB friendly play with various potential outcomes. Read...

4-2-5 Split Coverage Variations to Defend Trips

2017-04-17 14:57:00

By Chris Endress, Defensive Coordinator, Columbus High School (KS) See why coach Endress used these concepts against over 80% of the trips looks they saw this past season. Read more here... By Chris Endress Defensive Coordinator Columbus High School (KS) Insiders Members: Login here to...

Bracketing the X in Trips Formations

2017-04-10 20:45:33

By Ty Gower, Defensive Coordinator, Norman North High School (OK) The free access throw to the X in 3x1 formations continues to be a staple in most offensive coordinators’ menu, particularly against two-high safety structures. So it becomes more of a...

Two-Back Isolation RPO from 20 Personnel Groupings

2017-04-10 20:11:18

By Kyle Ralph, Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, New Palestine High School (IN) How does an inside zone team turn their Iso into a concept that averages over 10 yards per carry? Find out here. By Kyle Ralph Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator New Palestine...

Training the Y/H in Split Zone Runs

2017-04-09 22:54:41

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs See how coaches across the country are teaching H backs to attack loaded boxes pre-snap and defensive “back gapping” post-snap. By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikeKKuchar Introduction The following research was conducted as part of...

QB Gap Read Concepts

2017-04-03 15:04:26

By Jace Schillinger, Offensive Coordinator, Dickinson State University (ND) Using the quarterback as the primary runner this season helped Dickinson State (ND) alleviate many issues it was having with a youthful offensive line. But using traditional read concepts like zone...

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