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Offensive Coordinator Research Study

Jul 19, 2013 | Program Development, Self-Scout

By The X&O Labs Staff

This installment of our Self Scout Your Career survey project unearths a tremendous amount of insight into the decisions made by Offensive Coordinators.

As we mentioned before, survey is still ongoing (if you or your staff hasn't taken it yet, check it out here), we wanted to share some of the insight that the surveys have unearthed. We also recognize that while many of you have already taken one survey from selfscoutyourcareer.com, you likely have not seen the results of the other 10 surveys. In addition to the Offensive Coordinator Coach Research Report you are currently reading, we will also be releasing our Quarterback Coach Research Report this week.

Here are a few of the highlights you will find in the graphs and questions contained in the Offensive Coordinator Survey results below:

  • Over half of offensive coordinators (54%) also serve as their teams Quarterbacks Coach which is more than double the second place option which was Offensive Line Coach (25%). 

  • 42% of offensive coordinators classify their offenses as "spread (no tight end)."

  • Contrary to the current belief that periods need to be 5 minutes at the most, the reseach shows that 80% of the coordinators still prefer team periods that are over 10 minutes long.

  • 51% of the coaches surveyed restrict live (1's v 1's) practice periods to 2 or less per week.

  • 50% of OC's prefere the concept system of teaching passing plays to the numbers system (7%).  The remainder combined the two approaches. 


Check out each of those questions and their responses below and see how the information compares to your team. As always, we would love to hear your thoughts on the data presented in this report. Please feel free to share your opinions and thoughts in the comments section below.

**Note: The data shown below is the current information from our ongoing study. It will likely change over time and as that happens, we will be sure to keep you apprised of the trends as they become apparent. Again, if you or your staff has not already participated, or if you want to just take a different survey (you can use the same email address without a problem) please CLICK HERE.