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High School Scoop - Thursday September 1, 2016

Thursday September 1, 2016


Orem (UT): Offensive coordinator Matt Manuma and linebackers coach Vai Notoa have resigned from their positions. Head coach Jeremy Hill will assume the offensive coordinator role and defensive coordinator J'Ray Galeai will oversee the linebackers.

St. Mary's (Annapolis, MD): St. Mary's HS has an immediate opening for a full-time quarterbacks coach. St. Mary's HS is in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Conference with a football program on the steady rise. Last year we were 5-5 with very high expectations moving forward. Interested candidates may send a resume and list of references to head coach Jason Budroni at

Higgins (LA): Kenny Bush has been named head coach of the program. Higgins HS had been without a head coach since Craig Laborde resigned his position in early August after two years on the job. Frank Guastella had been serving as the interim head coach.

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Withrow (OH): Head coach Ryan Drake has been let go after after the season opener.

Nick Saban reminds you not to chase a job, a title or level. Chase the right fit.

Hot Route System for QBs: In an effort to stay simplistic, many offenses employ a half-man/half-slide protection scheme and Great Valley High School (PA) head coach Dan Ellis is no different. But with the potential of various defensive blitz patterns, the need to build in "hot" or sight adjustments made by the quarterback are imperative. In this exclusive X&O Labs clinic report, Coach Ellis details how he teaches his QB to identify the trigger points in secondary alignment and rotation to prepare for pressure and he does it without asking his receivers to break off their routes. Read the clinic report here.

Oceanside Academy (SC): Head coach Charlie Stubbs has resigned from the head coaching position after two games, according to a report from Sports4.