Mixing Coverages Behind Zone Pressures
By Zach Watkins, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers, Washburn University (KS)
Most three deep, three under pressures like the NCAA blitz, require five rushers and six cover defenders. But within each pressure, like a multitude of adjustments based off how the offense...
Virginia Union’s Top Quarters Beater
By Toriano J. Morgan, Pass Game Coordinator/WR Coach Virginia Union University (VA)
Attacking quarters is a challenge for some offenses, but Virginia Union has had great success with this concept. Read more here...
By Toriano J. MorganPass Game Coordinator/WR CoachVirginia Union University...
Southwest Minnesota State’s Draw/Hitch RPO
By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs
Instead of using the play side inside linebacker as a movement key in the hitch concept, Head Coach Cory Sauter chooses to put the perimeter outside linebacker in run/pass conflict. Find more here...
Teaching Gap Double Teams vs. Zone Double Teams
By Rich Alercio, Head Football Coach, St Johnsbury Academy (VT)
Coach Alercio breaks down the difference between the double team and the combination block in a way that you can teach it to your players tomorrow.
By Rich AlercioHead Football Coach, Assistant...
Translating Read Concepts to Your QB
By Brian Casey, Quarterbacks Coach, Montini Catholic High School (IL)
With the continuance of multi-faceted read concepts in offensive play packages, the onus lies on the quarterback to make the correct pre and post snap decision process. In order to teach...
SUNY Maritime 3 Three Deep, 2 Under Pressure Package
By Saj Thakkar, Defensive Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator, SUNY Maritime College (NY)
3 over 2 pressure packages have become very popular over the past few years. Coach Thakker shares how they make their work for big stops and big plays.
Split End Power RPO
By Tom Grippa, Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, Mount St. Joe University
Trips forces the defense to make decisions. See how Coach Grippa uses those choices against them with his split end power concept. Read more here.
By Tom Grippa Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach Mount...
Four Vertical Landmarks, Reads and Progressions
By Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs Senior Research Manager
This in depth X&O Labs research report on the four vertical pass concept will focus primarily on the research we found regarding receivers landmarks and route technique as well as the QB's read...
How 3rd Level Defenders Impact RPO Reads
By Jake Olsen, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Loras College (IA)
When Olsen and the new staff at Loras took over, the team had just finished dead last in the NCAA D3 with 182 yards per game. This past year, thanks to their ultra...
Cultivating a Winning Culture
By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs
Winning culture is established in the “off-season.” While the rewards are reaped in the fall, the seeds are planted right now in weight rooms and classrooms throughout the country. Successful coaches know this,...
4 Coverage Options for 3x1 Formations
By By Jason Brown, Defensive Coordinator, Dutchtown High School (Geismar, LA)
Defending trips is about having options and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each option. Coach Brown explains his favorite concepts here...
By Jason Brown Defensive Coordinator Dutchtown High School (Geismar,...
Developing Off-Season and In-Season Communications
By X&O Labs Staff
No matter how you measure success, a key to finding more of it is better communication. Think about the best coaches you’ve had or know. One thing they all have in common is their ability to engage...