|Minnesota High School Football Chat||
Mike Rowe has been the head football coach at Rocori High School for 7 years. During that time the Spartans have been to state 3 times and won 1 state championship. Coach Rowe’s and his Domestic violence character lessons have been featured by the NFL on the video A Call to Coaches and he has also spoke with Joe Erhman to other coaches about the importance of being a man for others. You can find all of Coach Rowe’s resources at http://coaches-clinic.com/character-development/
I think you know by now I love unbalanced formations and how they force the defense to communicate and be gap sound. In my RPO studies the last few weeks I came across this great Gap scheme concept ran by Ohio State (Diagram-1). Ohio State ran this formation 4 separate times in short yardage situations. They motioned the slot to the unbalanced side into fly motion to hold the outside force defender. You see a lot of team use fly motion, and then run power or tre away from the motion. In Diagram-2 you can see they run power to the same side as the fly fake. Below you will see two video breakdowns of this play from my Hudl Library.
This is the first touchdown that Ohio State score on this concept. You can see in the video that the playside tackle and guard do a terrific job of dominating the double team. The pulling guard does just enough to cutoff the backers and the running back does the rest by bouncing to the outside.
In my final breakdown you will Indiana is in a Double Eagle defense and has the play stopped for a minimal gain, but because the backside linebacker over runs the play this becomes a huge run for the Buckeyes.