Pairing Screens with Top Run Concepts
By Javier Cardenas, Offensive Coordinator, Eagle Pass High School (TX)
Our offensive identity is simple: Physical, Fast, Execute (PFE). Rather than saturating an offensive playbook, RPOs allow us to mix our base concepts from week-to-week through personnel groupings, formations, motions, and...
Box LB Reads in the Odd Front
By Kelly Carrier, Linebacker Coach, Lansing Catholic High School (MI)
We feel that the best fits can be accomplished by teaching multiple concepts to our players to help them filter through post snap chaos. Read the report...
By Kelly Carrier Linebacker Coach...
WR Stem Drills To Access Leverage
By Justin Zimmerman, Wide Receiver Coach, Maryville College
The one thing that all the great wide outs have in common is their ability to run great routes. There are so many things that go into great route running, but the ability...
What Players Really Think of Using Digital DFOs
By X&O Labs Research Team
"Reminders from the DFO app on my phone make it clear what has to get done and when, it has made it so there is really not an excuse for not knowing." --Athlete, Brooklyn Tech High...
Training DB’s Eyes in Quarters Coverage
By Brent Barnes, Defensive Backs Coach, Rhodes College
Discover how Coach Barnes teaches his DB's to read and react to each play based on the Wide Receivers first few steps.
By Brent Barnes
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Cover 2 Robber Concepts from Odd Fronts
By Adam Hovorka, Managing Editor, X&O Labs
The Odd Stack front is synonymous with three deep coverage structures, but the advent of open formations has forced defensive coordinators to adjust their coverage structures to defeat vertical routes. George Fox University...
Varying Boot Routes and Protections: An Alternative to RPO’s
By Gabe Fertitta, Head Football Coach, Catholic High School (LA)
See how Coach Fertitta has developed a comprehensive boot catelog that gives his QB / team options each week. Read it here...
By Gabe Fertitta Head Football Coach Catholic High School (LA) Twitter: @fertitta_gabe
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Inside Zone: 17 Solutions to Increase Production
By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
See how Coach Iske details the seven most common technique errors he sees in blocking the IZ and more importantly, he explains the technique adjustments he gives his offensive lineman on...
Developing a Defensive Identification System
By Sam Gooding, Former Offensive Line Coach/Special Teams Coordinator, Dakota State University (SD)
With the multiple looks that former Dakota State University (SD) offensive line coach Sam Gooding received from defenses each week, it was clear that the classic "covered/uncovered" principles...
Option Routes from Bunch/Stack Alignments
By Danny Freund, Wide Receivers Coach, University of North Dakota (ND)
Scaffolding option routes are based around accessing spacing, but in order to access space, the offense must create it. This is why University of North Dakota wide receivers coach...
Complementing Zone Iso with QB Counter
By Chris Weber, Offensive Coordinator, Rockford Christian High School (IL)
See how Coach Weber is using his H to set up TB Iso and QB Counter out of 11 personnel. Read it here...
By Chris Weber Offensive Coordinator Rockford Christian High School (IL)
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3 Palms Coverage Variations to Defend 3x1 RPO’s
By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs
The following research was conducted as part of X&O Labs’ special report on “Defending RPOs from Four Down, Two High Spacing” defenses. The full-length report can be accessed in the Insiders membership website.