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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 desired outcome on all of our combo blocks.


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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 top ten finish nationally at the FCS...


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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 the football against loaded run boxes. In...


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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 a mere 15 ppg this season and was...


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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...

Campbell University’s Press Technique Drills

2018-06-16 10:52:00

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

2018-06-15 14:33:00

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

2018-06-14 09:41:00

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

2018-06-10 21:09:46

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

2018-06-10 18:09:46

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. By...

5 Ways to Beat Quarters Coverage

2018-06-09 08:54:00

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 Insiders Members: Login here to access the full-length version...

Using Press Technique to Disrupt the Fade-Stop

2018-06-08 20:30:00

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 Insiders Members: Click here...

Developing a Weekly Pressure Plan

2018-06-03 22:09:46

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...

Coaches Respond to X&O Labs' Texas TE Study: "Groundbreaking…" "Can't get this anywhere else..."

2018-06-03 21:19:59

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs There is a reason why University of Texas head coach Tom Herman told us the tight end position "is just a tick behind the importance of the quarterback in this system." By Mike Kuchar...

Perimeter Blocking in the Jet Sweep/Power Read Game

2018-06-03 18:45:00

By Jeffrey Russell, Offensive Coordinator, Wethersfield High School (CT) Coach Russell shares the technique he uses in his triangle read to identify and block second level players as well as the formations he’ll use to outnumber defenses on the perimeter so...

Southern Oregon’s 4 Every Day Drill OL Circuits

2018-06-03 12:43:00

By Chris Fisk, Offensive Line, Southern Oregon The University of Southern Oregon is fresh off an NAIA National Championship.Coach Fisk decided to tweak his circuit drills- surprisingly after scoring 45.7 points per game- and he presents the circuits he uses to...

 

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