This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring Northern Arizona University’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Aaron Pflugrad. Coach Pflugrad takes us through his coaching philosophy, talks about quarterback recruiting, and shares the impact his father had on his coaching journey.
At Wake Forest, we combat the challenge of keeping things simple while remaining complex by having a few select “automatics” for the defense.
RPO transition blocking requires changing from a pass-catching threat to an active open-field perimeter blocker. Here’s how to teach it.
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.
This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring current FCS National Champion and Sam Houston State University Head Coach, K.C. Keeler.
Tight ends must have the length and athleticism to be dominant as both blocker and receiver by winning matchups in space with quickness, strength and excellent receiving ability. They must also create mismatches, forcing defenses to decide how to best align against us on each play.
During the 2021 AFCA Virtual Convention, Jason Miran broke down the innovative Quarterback RPO scheme he uses to gain an edge on defenses.
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.
Your kicker and punter can incorporate visualization and imagery techniques into their everyday routines in many ways. Here are a few.
Even if your players aren’t currently combine material, the following proven techniques for mastering position‐specific agility drills will help players hone their biomechanical movement efficiency, reduce the risk of injury and perform like never before.
We feel that special teams are legitimately one‐third of the game and create some of the biggest plays in the game. While all special teams are important, the bedrock is kickoff. We tell our kickoff team that we are the first defensive play of the game or the first play in second half.
Our rush rules create rush integrity for our defense, and we emphasize playing fast and physical without overthinking it. To become an elite pass rusher, players must focus on four aspects: eyes, get off, hands and finish.