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Defending Option and Gap Schemes with the Bear Front

By Kai Smalley, Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Snohomish High School (WA)


It’s clear that a weakness of the Bear Front is the off-tackle gap and zone schemes created by two-back offenses. Whether it’s speed option or pure ole power, an offense could have angles on the front five, thus...


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12 Pre-Season OL Vs. DL Compete Drills

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


Being efficient with practice time is one of the most important aspects of being successful on game day. Individual time is critical in terms of installing plays and working technique, but it is a struggle...


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Ferris State Power Read/Jet Read Concepts

By Dan Rohn (QB Coach/Run Game Coordinator), Steve Annese (Slot WR Coach), and Sam Parker (OL Coach) - Ferris State University (MI)

  Ferris State continues their offensive explosion year after year and much of its success is credited to its 10 and 11 personnel spread option attack. The numbers...


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Flare and Now RPO

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


D3 Assistant Coach of the Year Nominee Jordan Neal of Hendrix College pairs its Inside Zone run concept with both a flare and now screen. The read is predicated off the apex player in run/pass conflict based off his reaction...


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Defending Option and Gap Schemes with the Bear Front

2017-06-26 17:03:26

By Kai Smalley, Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Snohomish High School (WA) It’s clear that a weakness of the Bear Front is the off-tackle gap and zone schemes created by two-back offenses. Whether it’s speed option or pure ole power, an offense could...

12 Pre-Season OL Vs. DL Compete Drills

2017-06-26 16:39:27

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach / Co-Offensive Coordinator, Southwest Oklahoma State University Being efficient with practice time is one of the most important aspects of being successful on game day. Individual time is critical in terms of installing plays and...

Ferris State Power Read/Jet Read Concepts

2017-06-26 01:33:00

By Dan Rohn (QB Coach/Run Game Coordinator), Steve Annese (Slot WR Coach), and Sam Parker (OL Coach) - Ferris State University (MI) Ferris State continues their offensive explosion year after year and much of its success is credited to its 10...

Flare and Now RPO

2017-06-26 00:33:00

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs D3 Assistant Coach of the Year Nominee Jordan Neal of Hendrix College pairs its Inside Zone run concept with both a flare and now screen. The read is predicated off the apex player...

Teaching Leverage and Strike Points to WRs for Perimeter Blocking

2017-06-19 20:12:39

By Kenneth Tinsley, Wide Receivers Coach, Morrisville State College (NY) Morrisville State College (NY) is one of those programs which still enforces blocking technique for wide receivers on the perimeter and it does so by teaching them to understand four distinct...

Offensive and Defensive Pre-Season Installation Models

2017-06-19 19:21:47

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs With the pre-season rapidly approaching, high school coaches are now designing their installation schedules for summer camp. Finding a way to delegate an entire offensive menu into segments can be a challenging operation,...

Understanding Levels to Defend Stacks/Bunches in Man Coverage

2017-06-19 19:12:32

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs The following research was conducted as part of X&O Labs special report on “Man Coverage vs. RPOs,” which can be accessed in our exclusive membership website, Insiders. By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikeKKuchar Introduction The...

Multiple Variations on Red Zone Power Pass

2017-06-18 23:52:00

By Cameron Keller, Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator, Winona State University (MN) Over the past season, Winona State ran some form of this concept 22 times inside the 30 yard line. Of those 22 snaps, they completed 17 of those...

Campbell University’s Press Technique Drills

2017-06-12 12:47:35

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...

Three Tags in the Four Vertical Concept

2017-06-12 12:24:42

By Eric Struck, Wide Receivers Coach/Passing Game Coordinator, Washington High School (SD) Four verticals concepts are extremely dangerous in the right situations. Coach Struck has found ways to adapt his 4 verts concept so that the situation is ALWAYS right. Read...

North Dakota University Competitive Tackling Scenarios

2017-06-12 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...

WIN Slant/Fin Lock RPO

2017-06-11 14:15:00

By Cole Kristynik, Offensive Coordinator, Cypress Springs High School (TX) After tinkering with the traditional 3x1 RPO concepts such as stick, bubble and glance, Cypress Springs High School (TX) offensive coordinator Cole Kristynik decided to make a commitment to his most...

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