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50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs


Sure, your QB may be delivering the ball on time and with accuracy in those 7 on 7 drills this month, but we all know football is not played that way once the season gets going this fall. Training your QB to respond when pressure ensues makes average quarterbacks good and good quarterbacks great. XandOLabs.com uncovers over three dozen drills you can do with your QB right now that not only can make him absorb pressure, but be comfortable in it.  

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SHU's Flexible Quick Game Concepts By Matt Gardner, Quarterbacks Coach,Sacred Heart University

Coach Gardner outlines how SHU utilizes the quick game to spread the field and adjust to any coverage. This was a big part of their success in 2013 (over 34 points per game) and allowed them to keep things simple on the offensive line.

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Defending the Double Wing with the 4-2-5 By Josh Patrick, Assistant Football Coach, Jacksonville High School (IL)


Prepare your team to face the odd offenses that are on the final weeks of your schedule and in your playoff path.  

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Developing A Potent Spread T Play Package By Paul Cornwell, Head Coach, Ayden-Grifton High School (NC)


Coach Cornwell has messed the effiecincy and productivity of his traditional Wing-T attack with contemporary spread formations resulting in a potent set of plays.

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Clinic Reports

SHU's Flexible Quick Game Concepts

By Matt Gardner, Quarterbacks Coach,Sacred Heart University Coach Gardner outlines how SHU utilizes the quick game to spread the field and adjust to any coverage. This was a big part of their success in 2013 (over 34 points per game) and allowed them to keep things simple on the offensive line.

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Defending the Double Wing with the 4-2-5

By Josh Patrick, Assistant Football Coach, Jacksonville High School (IL) Prepare your team to face the odd offenses that are on the final weeks of your schedule and in your playoff path.  

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Developing A Potent Spread T Play Package

By Paul Cornwell, Head Coach, Ayden-Grifton High School (NC) Coach Cornwell has messed the effiecincy and productivity of his traditional Wing-T attack with contemporary spread formations resulting in a potent set of plays.

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4 Stunts to Defend Zone and Power Read

By TJ Gillen-Hall, Defensive Line Coach, Kilgore High School (TX) It’s essential that in order to defend the zone and power read game, your first level defenders can’t stay stagnant. And against those that run this schemes efficiently, you can’t defend it in just one way. Texas prep perennial power Kilgore High School’s defensive line coach details four effective first.....

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Research Reports

50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs Sure, your QB may be delivering the ball on time and with accuracy in those 7 on 7 drills this month, but we all know football is not played that way once the season gets going this fall. Training your QB to respond when pressure ensues makes average quarterbacks good and good quarterbacks great. XandOLabs.com uncovers over.....

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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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Research: Defending the Problem Areas in Quarters Coverage

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs In an effort to make sure we were as thorough as possible in our research, we wanted to devote this last case to defending the various "problem areas" in Quarters coverage. We all know that every coverage has its weaknesses, and Cover four is no different. So we asked some of our sources directly, how they best defend.....

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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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Varying Supports in Zone Pressures

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DB Press Technique Report

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Drill Reports

Noose Drill Progression

Jeremy West, Offensive Coordinator, Stamford HS (TX) If you’re looking for your offensive pass production to increase this season, the Noose Drill may be the answer. It’s a multi-faceted drill that works on negating press coverage- teaching receivers to attain leverage quickly at the line of scrimmage while training quarterbacks to finding throwing windows. It’s a.....

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Open Field Tackle Drills - University of Wisconsin

By Chris Ash, Former Defensive Coordinator, University of Wisconsin   See how Chris Ash trains the eyes and feet of his second level players to make tackles in space.   

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Eastern Washington’s Squat and Kathy Cover Two Techniques

By Cherokee Valeria, Cornerbacks Coach, Eastern Washington University Current FCS #2 Ranked Eastern Washington University's Cornerbacks coach Cherokee Valeria sat down with us to explain how he ties his players footwork to their eyes and uses two methods to do so- Squat and Cathy. Valeria details both of his Cover Two techniques- including the drills he uses to teach.....

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DB Drills - University of Louisville

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Former University of Louisville defensive coordinator and 39-year coaching veteran Mike Cassity shares the every day drills he does with his defensive backs at Western Kentucky University. Cassity, a journeyman in the coaching ranks, had prior stops at FBS programs such as Kentucky, Marshall, Cincinnati, Baylor, Georgia.....

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WR Drills - Clemson

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Quick & Complete Kickoff Circuit

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Fordham University's QB Movement Drills

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QB Drills - Towson University

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OL Drills - Ohio State University

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LB Drills - University of Kentucky

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DB Drills - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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DL Drills - Temple University

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