Category Archive: Coach Matt Kalb

Jun 16

Coach Kalb on Using Technology to Practice Fast

How do you practice fast? Make sure your Scouts keep up! Whether you play at a hair-on-fire pace or simply like to get the most reps out of a practice period, nothing drives offensive coordinator nuts like waiting on the scout defense to huddle up, look at a card, re-look at the card, and get …

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Apr 12

A Simple RPO (Part II)

A Simple RPO (Part II) By Matt Kalb, Offensive Coordinator McMurry University We will do this (RPO with our slot receiver) out of either Trips Open (10-personnel) or X-Trips (11-personnel with trips away from the TE). The #3 receiver will take 3-steps and take an angle which will keep him away from the high Safety …

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Apr 11

A Simple RPO (Part I)

A Simple RPO (Part I) By Matt Kalb, Offensive Coordinator McMurry University Being a “Pro-style” offense, I was slow to the RPO trend. We’ve always used WR screens (we call them ‘Keys’, taken from Coach Noel Mazzone) in conjunction with our run game; however, these are used to help us execute the run play called …

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Mar 03

Getting Outside with the Inside Zone

One thing I’ve noticed over the last few years is that it is becoming increasingly harder to get outside with the Outside Zone/Toss Sweep play. I’m not talking about the stretch play that often cuts inside the end man and creases a defense. I’m talking about pitching the ball to your running back and watching …

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Jun 30

QB Medicine Ball Warm-up

A few years ago I heard Michigan State QB Coach Dave Warner speak at the Glazier Clinic in Chicago. As with all the MSU staffers, Coach Warner gave a tremendous talk about the many concepts the Spartans run and some insight on how he coaches the quarterback position. The number one tidbit I took away from …

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Mar 18

Weekly Preparation

Sometimes it feels like there can never be enough time in the week to properly prepare your offense for the upcoming opponent.  With game tape exchanges made easier through internet trading, our conference like many others has opted to exchange every game among the conference.  When it’s time to scout a particular opponent, one can …

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Jan 27

Double Screen for the Red Zone

One of our best red zone plays over the past four years has been our double screen.  This past season, whenever we got inside the ten-yard line, our players not only wanted it to be called, they expected it; and, although our offense this past season broke our school’s scoring record, I probably should have …

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Dec 13

My Best All-Purpose Run Play

My #1 all-everything Run play is QB Power Read with Fly Sweep Mesh.  This is a version of the play that Jordan Lynch (NIU) has used to get him to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist, and it has made our offense extremely dynamic. At Aurora University in 2012, I had a drop back …

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Oct 31

Selecting a Game Call Sheet Format

When I first became an offensive coordinator, one of the biggest challenges I faced had nothing to do with which personnel I wanted to use, what plays I would call, or even what the opponent looked like. Rather, it was the format I was going to use for my Game Call Sheet.  This may not …

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Sep 25

The 4 to 5-Day Installation Plan

There has been a lot of discussion lately about quicker installation plans for camp as opposed to slow schedules that allow for proper execution prior to moving on to something new.  I instituted this faster plan at Aurora University a couple of years ago and I will never go back to the slower schedule.  The …

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