Jan 18

Arkansas Tech University RPO Part 2

Part II 6. Power with Deep Out (20 personnel) This is our first gap scheme RPO. The fear with Gap Scheme RPO’s is giving up pressure in the blocking scheme. We will run power into the boundary. In order to control the boundary safety we will run a 10 yard out since the CB should …

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Jan 17

Arkansas Tech University RPO Clinic Part 1

                                                   By Brent Dearmon, Offensive Coordinator Arkansas Tech University At Arkansas Tech University, we are a run first offense that mixes in complimentary RPO’s to replace our quick game. We base out of 20 personnel formation, so we see 6 guys in the box every snap. Most of our RPO’s are designed to control the …

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Jan 16

Q and A with Kapolei High School Head Coach Darren Hernandez

   Q and A with Kapolei High School Head Coach Darren Hernandez #1 – Kapolei had a remarkable football season this past fall – tell us about it?  I have been the only head coach in Kapolei high school’s history. I chose the school colors and designed the logo. So I have seen everything, being …

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Jan 13

View from the O-Line: Football According to NFL Offensive Linemen – Displacing Bodies

Displacing Bodies MY PLAYING CAREER was drawing to a close. I hadn’t entertained any notion I’d go into coaching. My career had been great until 1970. In 1969 Tiger Johnson left for the Bengals. His replacement, Ernie Zwahlen, started changing things in what was a very efficient line. He’d make us duck walk before games. …

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Jan 12

Quarterback Drills with Coach Stubbs

EFFECTIVE QUARTERBACK DRILLS FOR ALL LEVELS VII. Drop Drill – To concentrate on consistent drops. Also can be used as a conditioning drill. Procedure:  1. Align a quarterback on a line.       2. He will execute: 3-3 step drops and 5-5 step drops                          3. The quarterback should hustle back up to the line of scrimmage after each drop.      …

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Jan 11

The “Forgotten” Position in the Air Raid Offense (Running Back)

  By Patrick Taylor, Offensive Coordinator North Surry High School (FL) I use the word “forgotten” in quotation marks, because the media seems to forget this important part of the offense. The focus of everyone when talking in this offense is the quarterback and the receivers, but without one “forgotten” player, the offense would be …

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Jan 10

Looking For A Better Way To Grade Your WR’s?

If you are a coach that grades your WR’s with a simple (+) or a (-) for each play during a game you are not alone.  For years I graded my position group this way as that was how I thought it was supposed to be done. Over time I realized that there needed to …

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Jan 08

Using Pre-Practice To Improve Your Underneath Zone Coverage

At the end of every year we always look at drills that came about for whatever reason during the season.  This year we felt like we were not getting our hands on the ball enough in zone coverage.  So we started to use pre-practice drills to improve our skills in this area and increase our emphasis. …

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Jan 06

Interview with new Texas Wesleyan Head Coach Joe Prud’homme

 Texas Wesleyan is a football revival 75 years in the making. TWU will resurrect their football team in 2017 under Head Coach Joe Prud’homme. Having spent 27 years as a high school head coach, Prud’homme won seven Texas State Championships. He was appointed to his new position last February.  Coach Prud’homme recently spent some time …

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Jan 05

Northwest Missouri Wins D-II Championship

 By Bob Still The radio was blasting what turned out to be a prophetic weather alert for the NCAA Division II Football Championship in Kansas City, Kansas on December 17.  “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “Let It Snow” played over and over in the heads of the 9,576 fans that braved the conditions. It was …

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