Gap, Scrape, and Option Exchange (Part 1)

As a defensive minded coach who is serving as an offensive coordinator, I have to be aware of the gap and option responsibilities of our opposing defense. When I call a defense I like to switch gap exchange pre-snap, scrape exchange post-snap, and even option exchange against zone read and triple option teams. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. 

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Run-Pass Options

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Access throws, packaged plays, run-pass options / aka RPO’s… They’re all the same thing give or take and they’re the current hot topic of Glazier Clinics, message boards, bloggers, etc in the world of football.

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College Football Bowl Season: A Time of Offensive Malapropisms

If you’ve been watching the college football bowl season, brought to us almost exclusively by ESPN, you’ve probably heard a few phrases more often than others during the broadcast- and I can guarantee most weren’t accurate. I’m here today to explain those misused phrases and what they really mean for the casual fan or up and coming coach.

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Changing zone read from post snap to pre snap

With all of this zone-read, zone-option talk that’s been the forefront of discussion for the better part of a decade, I’m sure everyone feels comfortable with the basic design of the play. I’ve written about it, Chris B Brown from Smart Football has, everyone has. However, this season we must adapt our spread zone option run game because of a change of guard at the QB position. Where last season two of our three QB’s on the roster were run threats, this year our QB is less inclined to run the option and more inclined to sling the ball.

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