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Trap Coverage to Defend RPOs

By Pete DeWeese, Defensive Coordinator, Milton High School (GA)


While quarters coverage continues to be one of the more popular adjustments to defend RPOs, offensive coordinators have taken advantage of deficiencies in the flats. So, integrating trap checks at the line of scrimmage is a simple adjustment...


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21-Hour Football: Using “Pride Points” in the Off-Season Program

By Jeremy Plaa, Thomas Downey High School, Modesto (CA)


X&O Labs is continuing its study into how coaches are advancing their programs to achieve higher levels of success in an ever-changing culture, society and world. We’re calling our study The 21-Hour Football Program because these concepts focus...


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6 Determinates for Maximizing Post-Season Self-Scout Protocols

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach / Co-Offensive Coordinator, SW Oklahoma State University


Scouting our own offense is an invaluable resource. It is a great way to determine what our best offensive plays are and what formations those plays are best out of. See how Coach Iske...


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Backside Choice Routes In 20 Personnel RPOs

By Dallan Rupp, Head Coach, New Plymouth High School (ID)


With two solid running backs and a quarterback who was a dual threat, it was a no-brainer for New Plymouth High School (ID) head coach Dallan Rupp to design his RPOs out of his 20 personnel grouping. With...


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Trap Coverage to Defend RPOs

2017-12-11 00:23:26

By Pete DeWeese, Defensive Coordinator, Milton High School (GA) While quarters coverage continues to be one of the more popular adjustments to defend RPOs, offensive coordinators have taken advantage of deficiencies in the flats. So, integrating trap checks at the...

21-Hour Football: Using “Pride Points” in the Off-Season Program

2017-12-10 15:47:25

By Jeremy Plaa, Thomas Downey High School, Modesto (CA) X&O Labs is continuing its study into how coaches are advancing their programs to achieve higher levels of success in an ever-changing culture, society and world. We’re calling our study The...

6 Determinates for Maximizing Post-Season Self-Scout Protocols

2017-12-10 13:06:18

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach / Co-Offensive Coordinator, SW Oklahoma State University Scouting our own offense is an invaluable resource. It is a great way to determine what our best offensive plays are and what formations those plays are...

Backside Choice Routes In 20 Personnel RPOs

2017-12-10 10:55:00

By Dallan Rupp, Head Coach, New Plymouth High School (ID) With two solid running backs and a quarterback who was a dual threat, it was a no-brainer for New Plymouth High School (ID) head coach Dallan Rupp to design his RPOs...

TMC’s Pistol Triple RPO System

2017-12-03 22:12:24

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs While many RPO offensive systems complexities are centered on pre- and post-snap reads triggered in seconds, the ones being used at Thomas More College (KY) are built more like pure triple option...

Defending Air Raid Offenses from Odd Stack Looks

2017-12-03 19:12:16

By Jason Winstead, Defensive Coordinator, South Pointe High School (SC) See how the 4 time South Carolina State Champions were able to go 5-0 against true Air Raid offenses holding them to an average of 14 points per game in...

10 Things OCs Do That Make DCs Uncomfortable

2017-12-03 15:34:27

By Adam Hovorka, Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator, Schreiber High School (NY) Offensive coordinators. We have your offseason to do list. Theses are the things you should be studying / adding this winter. Read the report... By Adam HovorkaHead Coach/Defensive CoordinatorSchreiber...

Frostburg State’s Down and Distance Pursuit Progression

2017-12-03 14:23:00

By John Kelling, Defensive Coordinator / Linebacker Coach, Frostburg State University (MD) Much more goes into teaching defenders how to pursue the football than chasing a “rabbit” to the sideline these days. Players have to be educated on the responsibilities of...

Variations of the PAP Glance Concept

2017-11-26 12:50:04

By Matt Kelly, Pass Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) The Glance concept continues to be an RPO fixture for 20 and 10 personnel outfits and for good reason. It’s an answer for any coverage and it gives offenses...

Helping OL Block in an RPO Heavy Offense

2017-11-26 12:10:11

By Jared Smith, Offensive Line Coach, Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School (SD) RPOs are far from new at this point. That said, Coach Smith believes that offensive line play within RPO schemes has not had as much attention as it...

Developing an Off-Season Corrective Action Plan to Prevent Missed Tackles

2017-11-26 11:25:52

By Vince DiGaetano, Program Analyst for Football, Wagner College (NY) Drilling tackling without knowing what your players need to be drilled on is a waste of time. Find out how Coach DiGaetano breaks down their film to focus each position on...

Developing a Defensive Identification System

2017-11-26 10:29:00

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...

 

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