Building Player Accountability in Weekly Game Planning
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
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Screen Drill: 80 Reps in 10-Minutes
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
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.
Backside B-Gap Block Fundamentals in Zone Runs
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...
Campbell University’s Press Technique Drills
By Bryan Butterworth, Defensive Backs Coach / Defensive Pass Game Coordinator, Campbell University (NC)
As a 48% Cover 1/Cover 0 outfit, Campbell University’s defense prides itself on teaching man technique. The Fighting Camels rode its man coverage philosophy to a...
Five Solutions to Run the Ball vs. Loaded Boxes
By Casey Miller, Offensive Coordinator, Herriman High School (UT)
While Run/Pass Options continue to be a popular method to manipulate and control extra defensive run fitters, other coaches, like Casey Miller at Herriman High School (UT), have found alternatives to run...
Attacking Protections Using Odd Front Pressures
By Wallie Kuchinski, Defensive Coordinator, University of St. Thomas (MN)
St. Thomas University is coming straight off a 14-1 record and was a Division 3 national championship runner up and the Tommie defense was a big reason why. Kuchinski’s defense yielded...
Adapting R4 QB Mechanics to RPO Design
By Taylor Kolste, X&O Labs Contributing Writer with Dub Maddox, Head Coach, Victory Christian High School (OK)
Coach Maddox spends the off-season traveling across the country teaching and training quarterbacks. This month, he spent time talking with X&O Labs on...
6 Drills to Progressively Improve Pass Protection
By Matthew Keith, Offensive Line Coach/Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, College of St. Scholastica (MN)
This report will cover the drills you can incorporate in practice on a daily basis to improve the offensive line’s ability to successfully do their job.
5 Ways to Beat Quarters Coverage
By Brian Casey, Head Coach, Aurora Central Catholic High School (IL)
Find out how you can attack the increasingly common Quarters Coverage with these varied schemes...
By Brian CaseyHead CoachAurora Central Catholic High School (IL)Twitter: @ACCHSFootball
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Using Press Technique to Disrupt the Fade-Stop
By Trey Henderson, Safeties Coach, College of William and Mary
Coach Henderson outlines how the College of William and Mary has implemented press coverage techniques that can throttle their FBS opponents.
By Trey HendersonSafeties CoachCollege of William and Mary
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Developing a Weekly Pressure Plan
By Nick Davis, Defensive Coordinator & LB Coach, Rose-Hulman Institution of Technology (IN)
We feel that if you emphasize something that your players will respond. Our linebackers and defensive linemen practice getting pressure on the quarterback every day.
By Nick Davis Defensive...