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Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Frenzied Frentic Football Podcast Episode 1: Introduction




John K., John M. and Terrance bring you their first podcast from there blog -- They talk one time they have learned this off-season, where to play your bet Wide Receiver, the Bash concept play, practicing hard with no pads and limiting your number of plays but not formations! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Explosive Kickoff Return

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to score touchdowns is on SPECIAL TEAMS!

So many coaches pass up this section of the game when studying the off-season!

Today I want to bring you our number one return, It's Simple a Right Return.

9 TDS over the last 6 years!

Another 5 times past the 50!

Here is diagram






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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Snag Game Plus 2 Clinic Presentation

Guys, I will be apart of the Run The Power. Online Football Summit!

I can't wait for you guys to see and hear my presentation!

I will be talking about the Snag Game Plus 2.

Plus 2 includes 
1) Basic Culture of Your Program & 
2) Game Planning - Game Starters...

Come learn why 4 man Snag is the most unstoppable pass play ever :)



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Saturday, January 12, 2019

A little fun with a Go Pro

A few years ago I was interested in using a Go Pro camera. Lucky for me I was able to buy a used one for pretty cheap. It definitely is an interesting perspective and can help with Oline play as well. I may have to invest in  updated one with remote for easier of editing. 

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Friday, January 4, 2019

The Bash Concept

I have been reading and received a number of comments about the bash concept that is currently being employed by offenses across the football landscape.  I thought I would take the time to put my thoughts about the play to paper. But before I begin on my explanation of the bash play I think it is important to speak about the zone read.

ZONE READ RIGHT 
 (Figure One)


ZONE READ LEFT
(Figure Two)

In both of these examples, you can see diagrams for the outside zone play to the right (Figure One) and the outside zone play to the left (Figure Two) both of these examples call for the uncovered offensive linemen to pull into the first vertical seam they can find along the line of scrimmage (LOS).  Please note the red triangle is the presnap read key for the quarterback on the outside zone play.  The number two wide receiver on the backside of the run is running a bubble route.  (Coaching Point-Make sure you have your backside wide receiver chop their feet in place prior to extending on the bubble)

ZONE READ QB PULL LEFT
(Figure Three)





ZONE READ QB PULL RIGHT
(Figure Four)


In both of these examples, you will see the quarterback reading the backside defender. In the two examples (Figure Three and Figure Four) the quarterback reads the backside defender.  In both of these examples, the backside defender comes upfield and is on a path to disrupt the outside zone play to the running back. Upon observing the defensive end and his post-snap movement the quarterback pulls the football. Immediately after the quarterback pulls the ball he needs to get his eyes on the defender over the number two wide receiver (blue triangle).  If the man over number two attacks the quarterback he throws the ball to the wide receiver who is running the backside bubble.  If the man over number expands with the bubble the quarterback puts his foot in the ground and get vertical in the void that has been created by the vacating defender.  

As defenses have evolved they have become pretty good at defending the aforementioned zone read play. Obviously the longer you run the zone read play the more iterations of defensive alignment and backside exchanges you will see defenses employ.  The four examples above were a brief explanation of how to run the zone read play out of the 2x2 formation. Throughout the rest of this article, we will examine the bash play which is an excellent complement to the zone read play. 

There are a number of reasons to run this play but one of the main reasons I employ it into my offense is it does not change the assignments for the offensive line. As you will see in all of the figures in this articles the offensive line is blocking the play the same exact way based upon our outside zone rules. Below you will see an everyday drill we use in our system to teach our offensive linemen to pull on our wide zone play.



BASH PLAY QB KEEP RIGHT
(Figure Five)




BASH PLAY QB KEEP LEFT
(Figure Six)

The primary difference on this play is the quarterback and the running back have switched roles on the outside zone play. The quarterback now will run the outside zone play exactly as the running back runs the play. The quarterback will read the blocks the same way the running back reads the blocks of the offensive linemen. The quarterback’s read key is still the defensive end (red triangle).  After the ball has been snapped the quarterback will place the ball out in front of their body to mesh with the running back. It is important to note, that the quarterback’s eyes need to be on the backside defender.  It is the running backs responsibility to mesh with the quarterback.  In both figures five and six, the quarterback would keep the ball and run the outside zone based upon the post-snap movement of the defensive end.

BASH PLAY QB GIVE (RUNNING BACK LEFT)

(Figure Seven)

(Figure Eight)

As you can see if both figures seven and eight the defensive end (red triangle) crashes down and will disrupt the quarterback outside zone. Therefore, the quarterback will give the ball to the running back as he is crossing his face.  Again, it is important to note, that the quarterback will have his eyes on the backside defender (red triangle). After the ball has been given to the running back we generally ask them to get outside the tackle box before they start to work up the field.   

In the video clips you will see my team running the bash concept with both the outside zone and counter run game. 


Bash 2x2 Outside Zone


Bash 3x1 with fly tag and counter run game




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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Spread Offense: Score IN The RedZone!

Spread Offense: Score IN The Red Zone

Scoring in the Red Zone is essential to all offenses. Teams that are in the Spread can have problems when they get inside the 20.

I divide the Red Zone into 3 Sections 20-13, 13-5, 5-0. In my experience that is when the defense makes changes, at the 13 and then again at the 5.

#1 High 20-13

Think normally, think Smash and Snag concepts in the passing game and stay normal in the run game.

Smash for us is
#1 WR has an IN
#2 WR has an IN
#3 WR has a CORNER

3 man Snag have worked great for us... pretty standard
#1 WR has the SNAG
#2 WR has the CORNER
#3 WR has the BUBBLE

We had success with 2 new variations this of Red Zone offense due to our use of an H-Back this past season!


#2 From the 13 -5

We run a lot of Inside Zone slice and Run Pass Options.  We used this to our advantage, especially because for us a number of the teams we play play man coverage in the Red Zone. Here are two clips of us using a play-action shot in the Red Zone! We would motion a back into the backfield and fake Inside Zone Slice with a wheel concept.




#3 Inside the 5
Our Best Play this year inside the 5 was getting a H-back and TE in the game with the ability to run Inside Zone Slice Downhill at teams. But most teams will put 9 in the box and go press man on the outside so our QB could throw fade to either side



Have a game plan for the Red Zone in the Spread.
Don't be afraid to have a heavy package inside the 5, H-backs, double tights or Single Wing.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Best Free Clinic(s) this summer (Watch & Listen)

FREE FOOTBALL CLINICS!

Here it is! The Best 3 hours of free football clinics from us as the season starts!

#1 Me and Ron McKie Live at Newton High School (Taped and Recorded)





#2 Me on RunThePower




#3 Me on Install on the Coach and Coordinator Show

 




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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

3 Day Install Part Deaux

How do you install your offense?

I want to update my original article I wrote on our install process. You can read it here.

This update all started with this question on twitter from Coach Grabowski. 
And the majority  of what I said there hasn't changed.

We still do the rotation so it is really a 9 day install.

1A, 2A, 3A
1B, 2B, 3B
1C, 2C, 3C

Our Breakdown is simple.

The 1st series includes:  Zone (Outside / Inside) , 4 Verts, 3 Verts, Hitches, Slants & Rocket Screen
The 2nd series includes: Power (Read), dart, Spacing, Snag, Curls, Smash, Middle Screen
The 3rd series includes: Counter, Draw, Flood, Stick, GL concepts, RB Screens

So let's talk breakdown of the 1st series deeper.

 So when we think Inside Zone - we know we want to run these variations

  • With motion 
  • To the TE
  • Away from the TE
  • H-back
  • Bluff
  • RPO (pre & post snap)


So when we break down our 3 days we spread this out over each one.

And we do the same thing for each concept that day before designing the install.

Outside Zone

  • No motion
  • With motion
  • Pistol
  • RPO


4 Verts

  • Out
  • Shallow & delay


Hitches - Juke series


I know the install can be done faster and shorter. But this, to me, gives you the chance to build the playbook for that season, get great variation and be precise with what you install.


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Hindsight (Game Planning in the Off-Season) + book updates

Hindsight (Game Planning in the Off-Season)

Two questions, I have been asked a lot via email or via DM's on Twitter is how do I do advance game planning in the off-season and what data do I pull from last season's film.

Two areas of data, I want you to focus on from last season.

1. Go research the amount of times on Possession & 10  that you got 4 yards and find out did you score. Possession & 10 is the first play of the drive. Data shows that in D1 Football teams that gain 4 yards or more on P&10 score 77% of the time. I did my data from last season and it was 79% of the time.

That led me to do 2 things a) start the play calls that got us 4 or more and b) emphasis the importance of P&10 to my kids on offense and defense. More important than 3rd down.

2. Go back and chart your Red Zone areas (20-15) (14-8) (8-3) (3-GL). What plays worked and didn't. You have to figure out a game plan for these areas.
Dear Spread Coaches, it is ok to practice and have a 2 TE, 3 H-back Goal Line Package!

If you fix these two areas and research and improve them from last year, I guarantee it will lead you to more points!

Now on to Game Planning in the Off-Season...

On each opponent you play each next that is the same as last season. You and every coach on your offensive staff should fill out a hindsight sheet.

What goes on this sheet?

1.  What plays worked well? Both Run & Pass
2.  What plays DID NOT work and Why? Both Run & Pass
3.  What did they do to work us?
4.  What did they do that we didn't expect?
5. What do we need to add for next year? Both Run & Pass?

Next, pick 6 formations and go through based on the look you got and write down 2 runs and 2 passes you should have or did use that would or did work. For example, if in 10 personnel trips and zone both ways, along with stick and flood worked,  right it down. If you should have run power read weak instead, write it down.

You are coming up with a base package for next year AND you can find out what plays you are running that need more attention or less attention. For example if you installed 3 man snag but it doesn't show up in the game plan nor what worked well, maybe it's time to scale back. Likewise if you spent limited time on counter and it shows up a lot, maybe more time is needed on this concept.

Book Update

#4 

I have an autographed copy and finally decided to read it! Man, why did I wait so long! When at BYU, Coach Mendenhall focused on the process of being different, what could they do well that fit them!

How they recruited players, special teams, what coaches were in charge of what, duty to the mission.

Two takeaways that I have started to use. #1 Player led special teams, he has a special team coordinator but he has a special team captain for each unit. That captain is responsible for grading film, conducting a meeting, helping the SPC decide who belongs on the unit.  The SPC becomes the facilitator.

#2 Delegation of processes to help the team. Not only does he have an OC, DC and STC, Director of Football Operations but a Locker Room Coordinator, Field Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator, Academic Coordinator, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. I gave all my coaches a duty, told them my non-negotiables and let them do the rest! Delegate authority! It creates BUY-IN!

#5

Wasn't on my to do list UNTIL Coach Maddox released it. Take your game planning and understanding of pass concepts to the next level. If you are not a member of the r4footballsystems, BUT want to do more in the R4 process, this book is for you.

This book teaches you secondary progressions off of your primary ones and how to change 1 route to help turn a cover 3 beater into a cover 2 beater, etc....

#6


Life lessons are important for growth and the head. Using his boat as a metaphor Richard Bode helps you reflect and learn how to live your best life! Before you can win a state championship or score 50 points there is a process. You have to start with baby steps such as installation of plays and the teaching of concepts.


Next article will be coming shortly with spring football ending, also my next coachtube class is being designed as we speak!

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Bolt Offense Deaux

Back in March 2016, 2 years ago. John wrote about Coach Joe Osovet and The BOLT Offense.

Then he was still the HC of Nassau JUCO in NY, that was before he was the hottest name in college and now a member of the Tennessee Vol coaching staff.

For the past three seasons, I have been using elements of his offense and RPO's in my own offense.

That article is one of our most viewed article as coaches and UT fans alike all want to know about the Bolt Offense.

Here is a preview from the Coaches Choice videos if you wanted more information after reading our previous article. 






Attached HERE are clinic notes and diagrams on his favorite formations and a few of his RPO's and Secondary Manipulations from a online clinic he did back on twitter.

Coach Osovet does a great job with various inside zone and counter trey plays that we have come to love in the spread.

I advise you to go follow him @CoachOsovet on Twitter.

Secondly, I have been asked to share what practices from the books I have read that I am applying right now to help my team and myself as a coach.

#1 - I take 30 minutes every day, early in the morning when settled at work at my office. To clean off my desk, I do so while listening to music it helps me to focus, remove clutter and see if there was anything on my desk that needs completion that I may have missed.

#2 - My WR coach and myself have been work with WR's on getting better at blocking! We haven't focused on catching or route running... just blocking, deliberate practice trying to make or weakness our strength . Our state allows a coach to work with 4 kids at a time with a ball in the off-season. But we haven't pulled one out. We rotate working with WR's on blocking.

These two items alone, I think are helping me as a coach and my team. I am getting a lot more done and I think we will see an improvement in blocking come this Spring!

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