At Wake Forest, we combat the challenge of keeping things simple while remaining complex by having a few select “automatics” for the defense.
At Temple, we base our offensive identity around establishing the run game, whether through the running back, quarterback or wide receiver.
The Buck Sweep allows you build a wall to keep the defenders inside, while your guards clear a path down the sideline for your running back.
This Pitch Crack play is a great perimeter run allowing you to create a seam to the third level. This is a one-cut play for the running back. He has to find the seam, stick his foot in the ground and get up-field.
Two things that must be determined when building any offense: What do my players do best, and what do we need to do to win our league?
Players can accomplish so much more than they believe they can. Pushing players, even through pursuit drills, unlocks their potential.
Sometimes, you just need a few yards, and this really simple Naked Speed Out play-action concept meets the standard.
Here’s an outstanding bootleg tight end throwback from the great coaches at Purdue. On top of being a really well-designed play, it features fake outside zone where the running back continues on a Wheel Route. The left guard pulls for protection on the bootleg. It all adds up to a tight end delay throwback. Tough to beat when executed well.
All Hitch is the most basic of quick-game schemes. It can be used as a very simple RPO on most run game concepts and can be mixed and matched with other pass concepts.
The All Slants concept is a great, fast-hitting quick-game play that will allow the wide receiver to gain extra yards after the catch. While not a traditional RPO, when used with a mesh point, this is a great RPO concept for gap and zone schemes, and can be mixed and matched with other pass concepts.
Duo fits well in our system for multiple reasons: simple rules, all-around versatility, and the physical mindset it manifests throughout every offensive position group. Duo gives us a great opportunity to impose our will on defenses with two and sometimes three double teams on the line of scrimmage (LOS). As an offense, we take pride in dominating first-level defenders from the start. This mindset allows for 3 or 4 yards early in the game to become 7 or 8 yards as those double teams begin to take their toll.
The Loop Load Triple Option is a great way to keep the defense on its toes with blocks coming from different places.