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4 Offensive Game Planning Mistakes


You spend all week studying film, opponent tendencies, drawing plays, teaching your players in the film room and on the field; you have put together what you thought was the perfect game plan only to see your team fall short. Here are four reasons why coaches sometimes find themselves in this situation.  

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How to "Coach On the Run" By Dan Ellis, Head Coach, Great Valley High School (PA)


Find out the specifics behind the how Coach Ellis "coaches on the run" making his practices more efficient and productive.  

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QB Drills - Towson University By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs

X&O Labs Senior Research Manager Mike Kuchar provides a video tutorial on the every day drills used by QB's at Towson University.
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Relentless Off, To, and After the Ball By Jason Their, Defensive Coordinator, University of Mary


As an assistant at the University of North Dakota last season, Jason Their found that 32 percent (the majority) of all missed tackles occurred in the open field. So he started tailoring his teaching methodology into four categories of tackles- open field, engaged, in-the-hole and pursuit tackle. He presents his data, and the new teaching progressions he's using at the University of Mary this season, in this clinic report.  

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4 Offensive Game Planning Mistakes

You spend all week studying film, opponent tendencies, drawing plays, teaching your players in the film room and on the field; you have put together what you thought was the perfect game plan only to see your team fall short. Here are four reasons why coaches sometimes find themselves in this situation.  

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How to "Coach On the Run"

By Dan Ellis, Head Coach, Great Valley High School (PA) Find out the specifics behind the how Coach Ellis "coaches on the run" making his practices more efficient and productive.  

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Relentless Off, To, and After the Ball

By Jason Their, Defensive Coordinator, University of Mary As an assistant at the University of North Dakota last season, Jason Their found that 32 percent (the majority) of all missed tackles occurred in the open field. So he started tailoring his teaching methodology into four categories of tackles- open field, engaged, in-the-hole and pursuit tackle. He presents his.....

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8 New Progressions in the No Huddle for 2014

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs The no-huddle system continues to advance and this season will be no different. As a follow up to our No-Huddle special report that XandOLabs.com released last off-season, we surveyed only those coaches with winning percentages over .500 that have used the system the past three seasons to see what they are doing.....

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Danger and Divider Coverage vs. Empty Sets

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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Adjusting C3 to “Match” Spread Sets

By Brandon Staley, Defensive.....

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Essentials in the Trap Play

By Jeff Disandro, Offensive Line.....

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Virginia Tech's Field / Boundary Blitz Checks

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research.....

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7 Def. Scouting Report Essentials

By Nick Hill, Safeties Coach,.....

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3 Ways to Grade Offensive Linemen

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line.....

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Meshing Trap and Counter KOR Concepts

By Brian Morgan, Special Teams.....

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8 Ways to Cover Trips with Quarters

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Research Reports

Press Box Research Report

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs It's the game within the game that matters, which is why XandOLabs presents new research on how offensive and defensive coordinators train their spotters in the press box.  With some states allowing the use of technology in the booth these methods could mean the difference between wins and losses.

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Using Press Technique to Disrupt the Fade-Stop

By Trey Henderson, Safeties Coach, College of William and Mary Coach Henderson outlines how the College of William and Mary has implemented press coverage techniques that can throttle their FBS opponents.

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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 progression based on coverage. Since over 60 percent of coaches surveyed run the concept out of 2x2 formations, this article will.....

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Defending the Bunch Formation

By Mike Kuchar X&O Labs Our research shows that 63 percent of coaches check their called coverage to a bunch check, and 61 percent of those coaches have only one base check to bunch. Find out why!

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Marrying Inside and Outside Zone Schemes

By Chris Fisk, Offensive Line.....

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50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor,.....

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Training the 9-Technique vs. Pass

By Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs Senior.....

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DB Press Technique Report

By Mike Kuchar Senior Research.....

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9-Technique Play vs. Run Schemes

By Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs Senior.....

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Drill Reports

QB Drills - Towson University

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs X&O Labs Senior Research Manager Mike Kuchar provides a video tutorial on the every day drills used by QB's at Towson University.

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OL Drills - Ohio State University

Insiders Members: Click here to login to the Insiders to view the full 16 minute drill film. What You're Missing: This brief drill report is a portion of the 16 minute drill catelog that we have online for our Insiders members. The full version includes the following drills / concepts: How Ohio State drills its reverse combo blocks on the inside zone scheme. The.....

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LB Drills - University of Kentucky

X&O Labs' Mike Kuchar presents some of Kentucky's best linebacker drills. Insiders Members: Click here to login to the Insiders and read the full-length version of this article including drill film. Watch the Full-Length Version of This 15-Minute Video Join X&O Labs' exclusive membership website - Insiders - and you'll get instant access to the full-length, 15-minute.....

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DB Drills - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Watch part of the defensive back drill catalog used by Monte Kiffin when he was the defensive coordinator with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Insiders Members: Click here to login and watch the 38 minute version of this drill video. Watch All 38-Minutes of This Video! Join X&O Labs' exclusive membership website - Insiders - and gain full access to the full-length version of.....

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DL Drills - Temple University

By Mike Kuchar From Ben Albert.....

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Noose Drill Progression

Jeremy West, Offensive.....

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QB Drills - Santa Monica College

By Ryan O’Hara, Quarterback.....

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RB Drills - Auburn University

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QB Drills - Footwork Progression - UCLA

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research.....

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DL Drills- Kansas State University

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research.....

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LB Drills - University of Michigan

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research.....

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