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Game Planning the Red Zone

By Lazarus Morgan, Defensive Coordinator, Alfred University (NY)
With Adam Hovorka, X&O Labs Managing Editor

In 2017, Alfred University (NY) gave up a TD roughly 43% of the time an offense would get in the red zone; an improvement of nearly 30% from the prior season. How did...


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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...


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Defensive Line Run Destruction

By Clay Iverson, Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Mukwonago High School (WI)


Coach Iverson provides and in-depth look at how he turns his D linemen into destructive run stoppers through drill and technique.  


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North Dakota University Competitive Tackling Scenarios

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


The following research was conducted as part of X&O Labs special report on “Designing Tackling Systems.” Get this sneak peak into the special report here...  


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Game Planning the Red Zone

2018-07-08 17:40:46

By Lazarus Morgan, Defensive Coordinator, Alfred University (NY) With Adam Hovorka, X&O Labs Managing Editor In 2017, Alfred University (NY) gave up a TD roughly 43% of the time an offense would get in the red zone; an improvement of nearly...

50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence

2018-07-07 16:04:00

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...

Defensive Line Run Destruction

2018-07-07 14:24:00

By Clay Iverson, Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Mukwonago High School (WI) Coach Iverson provides and in-depth look at how he turns his D linemen into destructive run stoppers through drill and technique. By Clay Iverson Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Mukwonago High School, Mukwonago WI Insiders Members: Click here to...

North Dakota University Competitive Tackling Scenarios

2018-07-07 00:20:12

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs The following research was conducted as part of X&O Labs special report on “Designing Tackling Systems.” Get this sneak peak into the special report here... By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikekKuchar Introduction The following research...

The 11 Most Effective Open Field Tackle Drills

2018-07-01 14:02:56

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Research shows that 32 percent of open field tackles are missed. It’s the highest missed tackle rate among all types of potential tackles and we found the deficiencies fall into three main problem...

Game Planning: Scripting to Play Fast

2018-07-01 14:00:18

By Alan Stanfield Offensive Coordinator, Whitworth University (WA) Discover how your practice planning can greatly increase the speed and efficiency at which your team is able to play. By Alan StanfieldOffensive CoordinatorWhitworth University (WA)Twitter: @coachstanfield5 Insiders Members: Login here to access the full-length...

RPO: 9 Drills to Train the QB’s Eyes

2018-07-01 13:59:00

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs The success of the RPO game falls upon the decision making of your quarterback. Last January, we published our special report The RPO Study and we had numerous request from coaches on how...

6 Drills to Teach Triple Option Mesh Mechanics

2018-06-24 16:40:46

By Greg Webster, Offensive Coordinator, Springfield College (MA) To effectively run the inside veer, we must drill individual and team techniques numerous times. By Greg Webster Offensive Coordinator Springfield College (MA) Twitter: @coachgregweb Insiders Members: Login here to access the full-length...

Building Player Accountability in Weekly Game Planning

2018-06-23 18:30:46

By Rob Everett, Defensive Coordinator, Bridgewater College (VA) A consistent game planning process is the foundation of a successful practice week and leads to achievement on game day. By Rob Everett Defensive Coordinator Bridgewater College (VA) Twitter: @NineintheBox Insiders Members: Login...

Screen Drill: 80 Reps in 10-Minutes

2018-06-22 10:14:00

By Shawn Liotta Offensive Coordinator Clairton High School (PA) Clairton High School (PA) sat atop the national high school scoring list last season, totaling 958 points (59.8 ppg) on its way to a 15-1 record. While the Bears utilize Fast, Slow,...

9-Technique Play vs. Run Schemes

2018-06-21 13:34:00

By Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs Senior Research Manager This updated report includes new video from Boston College's DL Coach Ben Albert, where he details the drills he uses to teach his 9-technique to defend runs to and away from him. By Mike...

Backside B-Gap Block Fundamentals in Zone Runs

2018-06-17 18:30:46

By Ben Luther, Offensive Line Coach, Tusculum University (TN) At Tusculum, we spend a lot of time in our individual periods on combo blocks and believe in emphasizing the details of individual skills in a part-part-whole teaching sequence to achieve a...

 

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