From the annual coaches convention, to running into coaches here and there traveling throughout the summer, one thing I seem to consistently hear is how much guys enjoy the weekly in-season installments of the #SchemeVault.
Every week from here on out, I’ll do what I can to capture interesting schemes and wrinkles while also seeking out the best X’s and O’s content being shared on social media, and compile them all in the #SchemeVault for you to take in. Maybe you just admire them, or maybe you take them and put your own stamp on them, either way this is where all the fun stuff will be.
If one of these wrinkles helps you win a game, convert during a key situation, or becomes a staple for you and your program, I’d love to hear about it (and see it).
Dig into the first version of the 2019 #SchemeVault below.
Everyone is running GT nowadays. Here is how William and Mary are doing it a bit differently
William & Mary running GT Counter out of 21 Personel
3️⃣ TE Creates a 3-Man Surface vs. the Tite Front
🔄 GT Counter with the FB Sealing the Backside C-Gap
🏔 This Hits Downhill! pic.twitter.com/rgIl92UORo
— Coach Dan Casey (@CoachDanCasey) September 5, 2019
The Panthers dialing up some single wing inspiration
Norv Turner is an evil genius pic.twitter.com/MDbUycZR41
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 8, 2019
Seeing this play our of a number of different looks recently
Favorite offensive play of the game.
Might be the play that shows how much the #LSU offense has changed.
Third and goal. Three to go. Spread it out. Get it out of the QBs hands.
Receivers do their jobs. Everybody eats.
It's like the Saints in Baton Rouge. pic.twitter.com/Tw66NLE7YB
— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) September 3, 2019
Nice counter wrinkle to the popular wide zone play
Fun counter wrinkle to wide zone action… Happy Tuesday! pic.twitter.com/EO0A6IEL7u
— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) September 3, 2019
Really like this play design from Gus Malzahn
I’d argue that Gus Malzahn does offensive window dressing better than any play caller.
Thing of beauty. pic.twitter.com/Voosk5gc07
— Danny Schaechter 🦅 (@CoachDShack) September 1, 2019
For the defensive guys – really well executed blitz here vs. Alabama in a full-slide protection
Crafty pressure by @DukeFOOTBALL
Show outside blitz, get slide protection with RB on end man & fold LB behind sliding RT that is occupied by DE. Wills needed early help from RG to have a shot at noticing this. Drifted a little too much. Tough not to take a man in gap pass pro pic.twitter.com/ur2ttypSnW
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) August 31, 2019
Nice, simple reverse pass from Kansas during their week 1 victory
Fooled us tbh pic.twitter.com/LLyj3bqAz0
— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) August 31, 2019
Three safety looks are really popular right now. Here’s one of GT’s version vs. Clemson week 1
Don't always have to line up in a 3-3-3 for it to function like a 3-Saf look.
-GT looks to be in a basic 3-4 Under
-Pre-snap: Bracket coverage over the Slot
-Post-snap: Ni bails to Deep 1/2 w/ MS on mesh
— Cody Alexander (@The_Coach_A) August 30, 2019
Not sure if pulling both tackles was designed, but this QB counter from Oklahoma worked brilliantly.
— All-22 Film Breakdown (@All22_Breakdown) August 27, 2019
Special teams often get overlooked in the scheme vault, but this wrinkle from Louisville is interesting.
Louisville’s Off-Set Punt Formation
📐 Longsnapper is Angled to the Boundary
➡️ Punter Lines Up over the Guard
🚀 Alignment changes the Launchpoint of the Kick pic.twitter.com/BvH7lTJVMr
— Coach Dan Casey (@CoachDanCasey) September 3, 2019