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Man Free Concepts to Defend RPOs

By Grant Caserta, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs Coach, Husson University (ME)


Husson University (ME) finished first nationally at the Division 3 level this season in the following categories: total defense (181 ypg), rushing defense (47 ypg), yards per rush (1.59), third down percentage (.199) and first downs allowed...


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Frostburg State’s Gap Schemes from Multiple Personnel Groupings

By Tye Hiatt, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Frostburg State University (MD)


One of the first things the Frostburg State staff does every week in their game planning sessions is find ways to effectively run the ball with a downhill attitude. Find out how they incorporate their Gap Schemes here...  
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The Bunch Red Zone Package

By Chris Parker, Head Football Coach, Pickens High School (GA)


In the Red zone, Coach Parker moves away from his RPOs and utilizes a Bunch package to create favorable matchups when the spacing is not as helpful as it is in the middle of the field. Read how...


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Varying QB/RB Alignments in One-Back Gap Schemes

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


We found these responses were similar to the alignments that coaches use in the Power concept. The majority of coaches that use the Counter concept choose to use a vertical alignment of one yard behind the quarterback. Read more here...  
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Man Free Concepts to Defend RPOs

2017-01-23 14:44:59

By Grant Caserta, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs Coach, Husson University (ME) Husson University (ME) finished first nationally at the Division 3 level this season in the following categories: total defense (181 ypg), rushing defense (47 ypg), yards per rush (1.59), third...

Frostburg State’s Gap Schemes from Multiple Personnel Groupings

2017-01-23 14:21:47

By Tye Hiatt, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Frostburg State University (MD) One of the first things the Frostburg State staff does every week in their game planning sessions is find ways to effectively run the ball with a downhill attitude. Find out...

The Bunch Red Zone Package

2017-01-23 13:54:15

By Chris Parker, Head Football Coach, Pickens High School (GA) In the Red zone, Coach Parker moves away from his RPOs and utilizes a Bunch package to create favorable matchups when the spacing is not as helpful as it is in...

Varying QB/RB Alignments in One-Back Gap Schemes

2017-01-23 13:22:19

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs We found these responses were similar to the alignments that coaches use in the Power concept. The majority of coaches that use the Counter concept choose to use a vertical alignment of one...

Creating Defensive Alignment Issues With an Overload Line

2017-01-14 18:13:48

By Steve Steele, Head Coach, T.F. Riggs High School (SD) While some defensive coordinators have checks to one or two unbalanced looks, presenting up to nine in one contest can cause an abundant amount of alignment issues defensively. It’s an advantage...

Beating the Blitz With the Shallow Cross

2017-01-14 17:51:38

By Kevin Wallace, Offensive Coordinator, Robert B. Glenn High School (NC) Shallow cross is one of the most versitile concepts in football today. Coach Wallace expalains how he uses it to beat teams that like to bring the heat. Read about...

Pro Style RPO Packages From Under Center

2017-01-14 17:37:24

By Josh Franke, Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator , Newton Falls High School (OH) It was only a matter of time before a Pro Style coach started implementing RPOs at the high school level. Josh Franke is that coach. Find out how...

Deuce Coverage to Defend RPO Concepts

2017-01-14 17:26:49

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Henderson State University finished third in the country among Division II schools with 29 interceptions and did so by teaching their secondary to read the eyes of the quarterback even in zone concepts...

Bracket Coverage: A 2-High Answer for RPOs and Gun Runs

2017-01-06 16:15:12

By Woody Blevins, Safeties Coach, University of Northern Colorado, While some coaches have made the full transition to defending post-snap RPOs with man coverage, the defensive staff at Northern Colorado has bought into using bracket coverage structures to defend 10 and...

Pull Scheme RPOs with Universal Tags

2017-01-06 14:56:01

By Joe Spagnolo, Head Coach, Iona Prep (NY) In the last few years, Coach Spagnolo's offense has evolved into a Zone RPO and Power Read football team that plays up- tempo, with various formations and motions. They have found that the...

Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Championship Off-Season

2017-01-06 14:37:11

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs As part of our larger research report on NCAA Player Development Study, we talked with Peter Fredenburg of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX). His team went on to win the 2016 D3 National...

Case Study: Getting Your Athletes to "Buy-In" Year Round

2017-01-06 11:01:10

By Research Staff, X&O Labs In this day and age, time is also at a premium. We understand that with all of the people, tasks, and responsibilities that compete for your limited bandwidth, a smart approach to managing all the details...

 

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