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Emporia State’s In-Season Tackle Drill Catalog

By Nathan Linsey, Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coordinator, Emporia State University (KS)


Traditionally speaking, Emporia State football has been known more for its prolific offensive outputs than its defensive production. That was, until the defensive staff made an earnest effort in improving tackling by breaking into five tackle...


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6 Drills to Progressively Improve Pass Protection

By Matthew Keith, Offensive Line Coach, College of St. Scholastica (MN)


It is never too late in the season to work on pass protection. See how Coach Keith turned around his squad in terms of protecting the QB. Read the report....  


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QB Run Game From Empty Sets

By Coach Matt Burleson, Head Football Coach, Telfair County HS (GA)


The viability of a running QB produces a numbers advantage for offenses and using them from Empty sets helps to produce vanilla-like run boxes presented by the defense. Matt Burleson, the head coach at Telfair County High...


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Best Practices: Defending the Wing T Buck Sweep

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs
    The buck sweep has become a staple for many offenses. Find out how you can slow it down from multiple coaches who have years of experience against it. Read more here...


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Emporia State’s In-Season Tackle Drill Catalog

2017-10-16 23:14:37

By Nathan Linsey, Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coordinator, Emporia State University (KS) Traditionally speaking, Emporia State football has been known more for its prolific offensive outputs than its defensive production. That was, until the defensive staff made an earnest effort in...

6 Drills to Progressively Improve Pass Protection

2017-10-16 23:02:10

By Matthew Keith, Offensive Line Coach, College of St. Scholastica (MN) It is never too late in the season to work on pass protection. See how Coach Keith turned around his squad in terms of protecting the QB. Read the...

QB Run Game From Empty Sets

2017-10-15 13:03:00

By Coach Matt Burleson, Head Football Coach, Telfair County HS (GA) The viability of a running QB produces a numbers advantage for offenses and using them from Empty sets helps to produce vanilla-like run boxes presented by the defense. Matt Burleson,...

Best Practices: Defending the Wing T Buck Sweep

2017-10-15 11:52:00

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs The buck sweep has become a staple for many offenses. Find out how you can slow it down from multiple coaches who have years of experience against it. Read more here... By Mike KucharSenior...

3 Necessities in Defending RPOs from 4-2-5 Structures

2017-10-09 15:53:15

By Marty Albert, Defensive Coordinator, Laguna Hills High School (CA) The entire premise of an RPO offense lies in its ability to slow down defenses post-snap. Which is why it’s important for DCs to give their players some comfortability to...

Implementing Man Blocking Fundamentals in Gap Runs

2017-10-09 14:23:34

By Alex Roy, Offensive Line Coach, Don Lugo High School (CA) See how the switch from zone to man blocking schemes propelled Don Lugo (CA) to the CIF semi-finals. Read the report... By Alex RoyOffensive Line CoachDon Lugo High School (CA)Twitter:...

20 Personnel Gap Schemes from Slant/Stack Formations

2017-10-09 13:17:00

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Our research shows that one of the more prevalent formations used to run the single pull Power concept has been what most coaches are referring to as the Stack formation. It’s a 3x1...

Four Run/Pass Play Checks for PAT Attempts

2017-10-07 13:53:00

By Eric Struck, Special Teams Coordinator, Washington High School (SD) Force the opposition to prepare for your extra point attempts by installing this 4 check system. Read more here... By Eric Struck Special Teams Coordinator/WR Coach/JV Head Coach Washington High School (SD)...

Backside Tags and RPOs to Protect the Stick

2017-10-02 12:03:45

By Jacquez Green, Offensive Coordinator, Godby High School (FL) Because of its short distance and high percentage throw, the stick concept continues to rise in popularity among offensive coordinators. So, it becomes necessary to protect it with backside tags, RPOs...

WR Stem Drills To Access Leverage

2017-10-02 11:49:07

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...

Defending 3rd Down with Efficiency

2017-10-02 08:19:00

By Jordan Langs, Defensive Coordinator, Wheaton College (IL) Defending first and second down is about executing fundamental schemes, fronts, and coverages accordingly. But a large part of being successful on third down is trying to make both the opposing quarterback and...

GMC’s 3-Deep Coverage Structures to Defend Perimeter RPO Concepts

2017-10-02 05:45:00

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs If you never see the bubble, then there isn't any reason for you to read this article. For the rest of us, some great insight on stopping the bubble starts here... By Mike KucharSenior...

 

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