Empty QB Trap RPOs
By Jeff Smith, Offensive Coordinator, Warrenton High School (MO)
Like many offensive coordinators studying RPOs, Warrenton High School (MO) offensive coordinator Jeff Smith was enamored by the downfield concepts that Baylor was running. Problem was his wide receivers weren’t fast...
22/11 Personnel Wide Zone Run Concept
By Shawn Byrnes, Offensive Line, Scottsdale Christian Academy (AZ)
Wide zone concepts have become more popular in the last few years. See how Coach Byrnes is using extra backs and tight ends to mak his wide zone concept more versatile...
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...
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...
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...
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...
TMC’s Pistol Triple RPO System
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
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
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
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
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...