Sunday, July 10, 2016

3 DAY INSTALL by Coach Banks

Install your offense and 3 days and just repeat! That has been the wave of what football coaches have been saying for the past few years. This post agrees but disagrees with them! Our install schedule on offense has a 10 plan. Which is broken down into three groups, and each group has three parts. Basically we take each install section and have an A, B and C part. People have asked me why we do it that way. To me the answer is simple. As an educator, I look at teaching my players the same way I teach my students. I would never start off teaching multi-step equations on day one without first teaching them one and two step equations, so why would I do that on the football field?

 Our Spring Football and Preseason Install Schedule goes as follows for Ten Days:

Day One     Day Two Day Three
1A 2A 3A

Day Four Day Five Day Six
1B 2B 3B

Day Seven Day Eight Day Nine
1C 2C 3C


Pretty straightforward right? 
I know you want to know what goes in each group and how we determine what goes in A, B, C. 
Here is a sample for us.



  • KEYS

So on Day A: We are installing Base Formations no motions, no tags, simple line up fast and play the basics (one step equations).
When we come back to 1B: We add something all of our motions, our combo plays for example zone/stick & stretch/pop pass, still no tags (two step equations) 
Then when we get to 1C: Everything (Verts with shallows, and Fade/Out , stick/nod, hitches w/ corner and fades, etc) (multi-step equations) 

This is our modified three day install with groups. 10 day install keeping it easy and simple for our players to learn, after the ten days we meet again as a staff to determine what to keep and what to throw away. 

As always if you have questions, find me on twitter: @tbanks1906 or join us at http://nohuddlespread.proboards.com/ and ask questions away!

Monday, March 7, 2016

The BOLT Offense

I just attended last weekend's Glazier Clinic in Chicago and one of the speakers DEFINITELY had the spark. Joe Osovet, former Head Coach for Nassau Community College. Non stop high energy for the entire day! 

From my notes and his Presentations.

  • Foundation is TOUGHNESS…..NOT finesse, gadgets, or tricks!
  • Limit the number of schemes for your offensive line
  • Ability to run the “READ” game out of our POWER PLAYS
  • Make defense defend multiple players during same play (Triples/RPO’s)
  • Be MULTIPLE in our Pre-snap alignment
  • Play Fast –Well conditioned athletes DEFEAT tired talent!
  • Put all the thought process on your QB (He touches the ball the most)
  • DO NOT let defense play down hill
  • Must have ANSWERS on game day

If you have the chance, go see him!  @CoachOsovet

Some X and Os articles

Coach Osovet on No Huddle

Coach Osovet on RPOs

Coach Osovet on Counter Trey

Friday, January 15, 2016

W Read Redux by Coach Banks

A couple years ago, I and Coach Maurek talked about a play from Chuck Martin; I believe 4 to be exact. The name of the play is W-Read. The play is a Boundary Vertical Switch concept that I love to run off of play-action and in 3rd and long situations. If you are looking for a play research this off-season this is it. You can add tags including shallow and an out route and very multiple in formations. Go back here to read, research and watch Grand Valley State clips. 
Here I give you a few of ours from the pass season.

Coach Martin's Favorite Concept by Coach Maurek 


W-Read (1701907) from Terrance Banks on Vimeo.

As Always you can find me on twitter at @tbanks1906 

Or Talk Spread on 


Friday, July 3, 2015

Follow up video of ONE WORD plays

Since I'm the extreme slacker on posting, my buddy Coach Banks lends me a "hand".

Here is some video as a follow up to Coach Banks ONE WORD PLAYS

Thanks @tbanks1906 


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Offense, Defense, AND SPECIAL TEAMS!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Clinic notes finally

Okay, so this how behind I am...Here are some notes from LAST YEAR!


Chuck Martin Head Coach at Miami (OH)

-Best Goal is "Be a Great Teammate"

Mick McCall Northwestern OC and QB coach

-"QBs must be able to "toe the line" of Arrogance and Confidence"

Jim Bridge Purdue OLine coach

-"Pass Protection is a PHYSICAL act"

John Shoop Purdue OC and QB coach

-"MORALE is the most important thing and the most underrated."

Casey Gillin University of Indianapolis OC

-"Be perfect! Strive for 100% completions."

Matt Theobold Franklin College (IN) OC

-"Stay with what got us down there!" (in the Red Zone)

Purdue and State notes

Friday, February 13, 2015

Getting "Sloppy" on the Defense

The title of this article was very close to being “Getting Sloppy with Josh Herring”, thankfully; I decided that may be too risqué for the followers of this squeaky clean blog. Many of you already know that I am a clinic rat. I attend at least three, every offseason. I would go to more, but

hit with frying pan


When I first started attending clinics, I was always seeking out college and pro coaches. A high school coach really needed to pique my interest with a snazzy topic title like...

“Score 112 points in 48 minutes”

“The No huddle, Up Tempo, High Octane, Fast Speed Warp Offense”

“Easy way to score points without practicing”

Now, I really seek out the high school coaches because they can’t just recruit 6’5” 290 lineman or 6’2” athletes. So as I scanned the ever growing library at Coaches Edge Technologies, the iBook I choose was Josh Herring’s “Quick Rhythm Option Routes”. I am always looking for minor or easy expansion for the offense. 

Josh Herring recently completed his 5th year as Offensive Coordinator and QB coach at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia.                                    
Coach Herring only talks about two routes in this iBook…however, how he pairs the routes with different concepts and various formations making them versatile and flexible. He goes into more detail about the SLOPPY route. He does a great job teaching the route. He goes through multiple clips to show the route in action. This is much more helpful then seeing the same clip over and over!!

The iBook contains 5 chapters with an additional 4 “chapters” of cut-ups.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Sloppy
Chapter 3 Running Back Sloppy
Chapter 4 Dodge
Chapter 5 Teaching and Drilling Option Routes
Chapter 6 Further Review: Cut-ups for your own study

I like how Coach Herring uses HUDL’s playbook as a template. It provides clean and precise lines and proper spacing.

Coach Herring uses a DIG over the TOP of the SLOPPY ROUTE. This DIG proves a better option for the QB and help keep the defense guessing. Sloppy is the route to use for that player you want the ball and that the defense may be keying on. If the Gift of a HITCH is not there, Sloppy provides THREE WAYS to get your stud into open space. 



Is your RB the playmaker?
Then teach him to run the SLOPPY from the backfield!

My favorite way may be SLOPPY from #2 Field WR with CROSS by #3!


The DODGE route only has two ways to get to open space. Coach Herring described it as “we found that Dodge is a route for which more players have a knack.”

Still need to mess with those pesky Linebackers? Then pair CROSS concept with DODGE from the field #2 WR.


So there is a little taste of  SLOPPY and DODGE …

You want more? You gotta bust that piggy!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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For those that don't own any format of his books... 

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I have been lucky enough to talk to Coach Gonzalez a few times and it has always been informative! Coach Gonzalez’s webinar is set for February 10th at 8:30pm EST. This webinar is loaded with information and sound concepts for attacking and dictating to a defense.  Webinar is available live as scheduled. If you are unable to sit in on the live event, you will be able to purchase the recording. 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Urban Meyer clinic highlights

From the Notre Dame clinic I attended a few years back...

How to develop a championship team

“Fun to build, hard to maintain”

Article “Leadership by solitude”

Q:  “What makes your program click?”                          

It is NOT the offensive or defensive scheme!

*Your program must stand for something*

Florida/Coach Meyer four points
  • DEFENSE (fundamentally sound)
  • SCORE in the RED ZONE
  • SPECIAL TEAMS must be a priority

Study: When a team blocks a punt, they have won the game 90% of the time

Great Football coaches don’t get overlooked…

Too many young coaches are worried about their title, the money, what position, what level…They do this without CONVICTION or RESEARCH. They feel that they deserve it without putting in the TIME and EFFORT.

Position coaches should have a set of CORE VALUES for each position.

Coaches need to train their team for the WHAT IF moment

-PURPOSE (Spiritually, etc)

You need to make a list of ten things you are grateful for. Refer to this list when times are tough.
Give purposely

-MENTALLY (Who/What)

-PHYSICALLY (be in great shape)
To begin the process of changing the culture, you tell the players “If you are not happy, change what you are doing.”
Why do people go back to old ways? People are not prepared for the RISK and DISCOMFORT involved in making that change.
When a player is struggling, find a way for that player to succeed. It may be as simple a making a play in practice.


Great Teachers
  • CLEAR:  job description
  • CLEAN: They use the best available teaching tools
  • CONCISE: they break it down to the smallest point/detail
  • DIRECT: reflected by the ability of the player to repeat what the teacher just taught

Spend time in player development!


  • Install on the board
  • Use video examples
  • Use walk throughs (Body Teach)
  • Practice Individual techniques and Specific techniques


  • The PLAN should be TIME TESTED.
  • The PLAN should have examples.
  • The PLAN should have testimonials.
  • Believe in it
  • Sell it over and over.
  • Demand It
  • You adapt your Offense and Defense, you don’t adapt yourself!