High School Scoop – Thursday January 18, 2018

Thursday January 18, 2018

Space Coast (FL): Matt Diesel is the new head coach, per source.

Trap Coverage to Defend 3×1 RPO Concepts: Although Trap coverage is a solid answer for bubble or stick route RPOs in 3×1 formations. Shortening space for the outside linebacker allows him to be a better run support defender. X&O Labs will release an exclusive clinic report from Richland High School (TX) defensive coordinator Klint King detailing how he is still able to apply Trap rules to defend four vertical routes. The Rebels are a split field coverage outfit that used Trap coverage to give up only four completions on 30 RPO attempts last fall. This clinic report includes video and illustrations. To ensure you receive this report directly in your inbox, click here and enter your email address.

Santa Paula (CA): Per source, Mike MaGuire has been named offensive coordinator. We understand that Ed Gomez will coach the defensive line.

Burroughs (Burbank, CA): Mike Reily has resigned from the head coaching job, per source.

La Salle (Pasadena, CA): Russell Gordon has resigned as head coach.

Dos Pueblos (Santa Barbara, CA): We understand that Nate Mendoza has resigned from the head coaching post.

Maranatha (Pasadena, CA): Steve Bogan will not return as head coach, per source.


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