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Two Deep Fire Zones That Affect Heavy Personnel Runs

By Steve Erxleben, Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Southern High School (MD)


Because of the numbers advantage presented with a two-back offense, particularly with full flow strong action, defensive coordinators have been mixing more quarters and read concepts into first down pressures. It’s the reasoning behind why Southern High...


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Variations of The Y-Over Route

By Darren Grob, Offensive Coordinator, Palmer Ridge High School (CO)


See why Coach Grob uses Y Over as the first passing concept they teach to their young or inexperienced QBs because of the ease of the left to right (“windshield wiper”) progression. Read it here...  


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Using H Motion for Gap Scheme Runs

By Robert Burk, Head Coach, Tri-Village High School (OH)


See how Coach Burk has guided his squad to averaging over 5 yards per play on their top three running concepts by moving the H. Read it here...  


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Designing RPO's from 12 and 13 Personnel Groupings

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


The information presented in this report is from our latest special report, 2018 RPO Evolution. The 3 new trends revealed in this report will bring a new wave of RPO production next fall. Continue reading this special report for...


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Two Deep Fire Zones That Affect Heavy Personnel Runs

2018-04-16 17:36:16

By Steve Erxleben, Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Southern High School (MD) Because of the numbers advantage presented with a two-back offense, particularly with full flow strong action, defensive coordinators have been mixing more quarters and read concepts into first down pressures...

Variations of The Y-Over Route

2018-04-16 17:24:00

By Darren Grob, Offensive Coordinator, Palmer Ridge High School (CO) See why Coach Grob uses Y Over as the first passing concept they teach to their young or inexperienced QBs because of the ease of the left to right (“windshield...

Using H Motion for Gap Scheme Runs

2018-04-16 12:30:14

By Robert Burk, Head Coach, Tri-Village High School (OH) See how Coach Burk has guided his squad to averaging over 5 yards per play on their top three running concepts by moving the H. Read it here... By Robert Burk Head Coach Tri-Village...

Implementing RB Isolations in the Pass Game

2018-04-09 23:47:44

By Philip Vigil, Pass Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Fort Hays State University (KS) Any time an offense can get its A-back matched up on a linebacker or safety, it’s a win. While Fort Hays State University (KS) has several of these in...

Efficient 3rd & Long Passing Concepts

2018-04-09 23:25:41

By Eric Davis, Head Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator,Mankato East High School (MN) It’s 3rd & 9. Do you have a plan? Do you know how many times you are likely to face this situation against a quality opponent? The answers to these...

Blue Coverage From the 4-2-5 Defense

2018-04-09 14:27:06

By Mike Nahum, Defensive Coordinator/LB Coach, David W. Butler High School (NC) See how Coach Nahum uses his quarters coverage base principles to add hats against the run while stopping 4 verticals. Read it here... By Mike Nahum Defensive Coordinator/LB Coach David W...

High School Coach “Hires” Digital Director of Football Operations: See What Happened Next…

2018-04-09 14:24:08

By X&O Labs Research Team Consider for a moment what you could do to improve your program or impact your athletes if you had more time to plan, strategize, watch film, or just to invest into the culture of your team...

RPO Drills to Help Train Your Quarterback’s Eyes, Rhythm, and Delivery

2018-04-02 16:53:00

By Stephen Wasil, Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach, Albion College (MI) The post-snap RPO game places a significant amount of stress on the quarterback to make the right post-snap read. Even if your system is just dabbling with post-snap RPO concepts,...

“Steal” Coverage Concepts to Defend Trips

2018-04-02 15:53:00

By Mike Giancola, ST Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Westfield High School (VA) While some coaches use zone terminology such as flat, hook/curl, short hole, deep third and deep hole to defend trips formations, the staff at prep powerhouse Westfield High School (VA)...

The 20 Personnel Run/RPO Package

2018-04-01 17:01:00

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs In his first season as offensive coordinator for Texas A&M University, Noel Mazzone took the Aggies from 66th to 34th in the country in rushing yards, averaging over 211 yards per game. And...

Fast Screen Variations from Doubles, Trips and Empty

2018-04-01 12:30:00

By Jordan McGowan, Head Coach, Brookside Christian HS (CA) That fast screen is a great way to stretch the field quickly at the snap of the ball. See how Coach McGowan has used this concept within his Air Raid system. Read...

Teaching Landmarks and Vision Principles to Zone Defenders vs. Hot Throws

2018-03-25 18:42:34

By Mark Theophel, Defensive Coordinator, Hartwick College (NY) At Hartwick College (NY), three-deep and two-deep zone coverage has been most effective when it comes to making big plays on defense, particularly in the pass game. It accounted for about two-thirds of...

 

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