Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney coached his wide receiver position to a level of consistency that had not been seen previously at Clemson. See his drills here!
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney coached his wide receiver position to a level of consistency that had not been seen previously at Clemson. Before becoming a head coach, he had a wideout finish first or second in the ACC in catches in five of his six years as an assistant. In his first year, he had three of the top-10 receivers in the ACC, a first in Tiger history. He has coached a First or Second-Team All-ACC wideout (Derrick Hamilton, Airese Currie, Chansi Stuckey, Aaron Kelly, Jacoby Ford, and Watkins) in eight of his nine seasons at Clemson, also an unprecedented feat at Clemson. Below is a look at Coach Swinney's WR drills.
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Members of X&O Labs' exclusive membership website - Insiders - can watch the full length version of this video - all 22 minutes and 38 seconds. In this video you'll see how Coach Dabo Swinney and his staff at Clemson teach WR to do the following:
Unlock their front leg and get explosion off the ball.
The specific techniques of the speed release, single move release, double move release and the squirm release- what Sweeney calls is essential in getting off the line in the quick game.
Various break point drills to get your receivers to "win" at the top of their routes.
Practice ball security and yards after catch techniques- according to Sweeney, two of the most undercoached aspects of wide receiver play.
Numerous practice cuts where these techinques are displayed.