Counter Gap Concepts from Auburn’s Slant Formation

Feb 29, 2016 | Offense, Run Game, Gap Run Concepts

By Mike Kuchar
Senior Research Manager
X&O Labs
Twitter: @MikekKuchar


Editor’s Note: The following research was conducted as part of XandOLabs.com special report on “Spread Gap Schemes Study,” continue reading for more details on this exclusive special report…


Slant Formation:

shilohShiloh Christian High School (AR): Coach Conaway at Shiloh Christian High School, a Gus Malzhan disciple, prefers to use his Slant formation to run the Counter scheme. Similar to the Stack formation that was detailed in case two, “Slant” tells the A-back, or ball carrier, to align away from the sniffer. Coach Conaway pairs this formation with Buck Sweep, so once defenders start to overload to the twins side, counter becomes a viable solution. Coach Conaway details the blocking rules in his Counter scheme below.

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