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Ferris State Run Game: Formation Into Boundary Plays

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The idea of putting the formation into the boundary isn't new- offenses have been doing that for decades.  However, Ferris State's offense has used this particular wrinkle with great success to create an electric offense, especially in the run game. Today, we're going to take a closer look. Ferris State has one of the most unique and exciting offenses in college football today, and it's one of the biggest reasons they won the National Championship in Division 2 this season. Coach Sam Parker, Ferris State offensive line coach and run game coordinator, has put together an incredible 6-part presentation on how they...

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The GT Counter Run Play in the Ferris State Offense

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Every offense needs some sort of misdirection run play, and for Ferris State, it all starts with the GT Counter. As we'll see in this article, it's not just the misdirection element that they love, it's also the ability to create angles and new threats for the read option run game. Ferris State has one of the most unique and exciting offenses in college football today, and it's one of the biggest reasons they won the National Championship in Division 2 this season. Coach Sam Parker, Ferris State offensive line coach and run game coordinator, has put together an incredible...

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The Inside Zone Blocking Scheme in the Ferris State Offense

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It seems like almost everyone at every level of football is running some kind of inside zone blocking scheme.  BUT Ferris State does things just a little bit differently. Because this offense moves so fast, they can't follow the same blocking rules as everyone else. Ferris State has one of the most unique and exciting offenses in college football today, and it's one of the biggest reasons they won the National Championship in Division 2 this season. Coach Sam Parker, Ferris State offensive line coach and run game coordinator, has put together an incredible 6-part presentation on how they teach...

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Play Action Pass Concepts in the Ferris State Offense

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A great run game starts up front, but a big part of that includes great play action pass concepts that give you the ability to fake the run and pass protect so the quarterback has time to take a shot downfield. Ferris State has one of the most unique and exciting offenses in college football today, and it's one of the biggest reasons they won the National Championship in Division 2 this season. Coach Sam Parker, Ferris State offensive line coach and run game coordinator, has put together an incredible 6-part presentation on how they teach and install their unique...

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The Jet Sweep: Everything You Need to Know

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We asked coaches three questions about the jet sweep: How do you coach up the exchange/mesh? Do you hand it off, do you read it, do you toss it forward to make it a forward pass? What are you looking at on defense to make decisions about whether to call the jet sweep or a complementary plays? What are your favorite plays to complement the motion and protect the jet sweep? But first, let’s cover the basics. (If you already know a little bit about the jet sweep, feel free to skip this part) What is a Jet Sweep in...

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