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Coaching the QB in the No Huddle No Mercy Offense

Posted by Alex Kirby on

Running the no huddle can create a lot of problems for a defense, but if your quarterback is not prepared, it won't matter what plays you call during a game.  You need a plan, and that's what this article is about. Coach Shawn Liotta explains how he teaches his quarterback to operate in the no huddle offense, from practice, to film study, to game night. Watch the video above, or keep reading to learn more about how Coach Liotta coaches his quarterback in the No Huddle No Mercy Offense Expectations of the No-Huddle Quarterback Film Study  Practice, Opponent, Self Study. We...

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WATCH: One-Word Pressures - "Cowboy" Coverage

Posted by Gavin Southworth on

In today’s offensive game, it’s becoming increasingly important for defensive play callers to have the speed to match the pace of the offense and communicate effectively across the field. In this article: Dan Owen, the defensive coordinator of Presbyterian College, covers his one word coverage system that allows for easy communication amongst his players and translates to success on the football field. Coach Owen simply names his coverages after the mascots of teams  in the Big 12 College football conference. For example, if he wants to reference something relating to his safety unit, he will call “Sooner,” or if he...

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Installing Rip/Liz Match Coverage

Posted by Gavin Southworth on

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding the defensive football world is the complexity of teaching Rip & Liz match coverage concepts.Dan Owen, the defensive coordinator of Presbyterian College, believes that this coverage is simple and over complicated by a lot of people. He feels that teaching match principles is easy to teach to his players and that his guys pick it up quickly. So much so in fact, that he installs it on day 1 each year.Of course there are plenty of questions that come about, but after those are all answered and clear roles and responsibilities are defined, the defense is...

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Installing Trap Coverage: Techniques and Coaching Points

Posted by Gavin Southworth on

Having solid technique amongst your defensive back room is vital to prevent big plays over the top or to stop the offense from having too much for free underneath. Subtle differences in alignment, hip position, and coaching tendencies can make all the difference on your team’s backend.The ability to disguise your coverages can also give you an equalizer against a high-powered offense by not tipping your hand pre-snap, and forcing the opposition to make a quick post snap read.In this article: Dan Owen, defensive coordinator at Presbyterian College, teaches you how to install trap coverage into your defensive system using...

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Temple University Kickoff Coverage

Posted by Gavin Southworth on

Having a strong special teams unit is by far the most effective way to give yourself an edge on gameday at all levels of football. Whether you’re at a talent disadvantage, are weaker on another side of the ball, or need an ace up your sleeve to be the difference, special teams is one of the easiest ways to have a big impact on the outcome of games.Not every team devotes the proper amount of practice time and game planning to their special teams units each week, and with the variety of phases of special teams play, there’s multiple opportunities...

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