High School Scoop – Thursday December 8, 2016

Thursday December 8, 2016


Freeport (FL): Jim Anderson has retired as head coach.

Cardinal Stritch (Oregon, OH): Head coach Craig Minzer will not return.

Elmwood (OH): Brian Cooper has resigned from the head coaching post.

Demopolis (AL): Head coach Stacy Luker will not return next fall.

Jurupa Valley (CA): Joe Gerez has resigned from the head coaching job.

Mixing Coverage and Pressure to Defend Empty: In years past, offenses would align in empty formations for two main reasons: to accentuate the talents of an athletic quarterback or to pick apart defenses that are forced into playing vanilla coverage structures. But these days it becomes necessary to defend both of these components by knowing when to play coverage and when to send pressure. The defensive staff at prep powerhouse Arlington High School (TX) spoke exclusively with X&O Labs detailing how they scheme against empty and 4-5 call package they use to defend gaps in the run game and neutralize opponents’ top pass threat. Read the exclusive report here.

Pinson Valley (AL): Matt Glover will not return after leading the program for eight seasons and a 50-41 overall record.

Minor (AL): Head coach George Bates will not return after leading the program to back-to-back state quarterfinal appearances.

Keep track of head coaching movement across the country by state below:

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