Stacking Offensive Concepts

Q1: If you were building your offense off of one play, what would that play be?
Q2: What are your steps of building your offense off of that play?
Q3: How does this play impact the structure of your run and pass schemes?
Q4: What pass protections do you use that support your base play?
Q5: What concepts and complementary plays are centered around your play?
Q6: What plays and concepts do you not include because they don’t mesh with your play?
Q7: Does your philosophy shape your offensive structure, or does the offensive structure shape your philosophy?

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The Structure of Your Offense – No Huddle No Mercy

Q1: In the book, Coach Liotta starts off the implementation of his offense with it being a fun system to be in. How is your offense fun for players and the community?
Q2: Coach Liotta speaks of the critical nature of practice organization. How does the tempo and organization of your practice reflect the style of football you play?
Q3: Communication is key in any offense. How is the play communicated from coach to player and from player to player?
Q4: How does your offense stress the defense?
Q5: How does your off-season reflect and prepare for the style of offense you play? Not just physically, but also culturally
Q6: One of the ways Coach Liotta prepares for an opponent is by looking for matchup advantages. Where do you begin breaking down the opponent’s defense?
Q7: What nuances do you have built in to your offense to give you an advantage in the game?

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Game Winning Plays

Q1: The ball is on the +30, near hash, with only 10 seconds left in the game. You’re down by 6. What’s your call?
Q2: You just scored a TD to go up by 2. There are two minutes left in a game that has traded scores all night long. Do you kick the FG or go for 2?
Q3: You’re up by 4 with 1:30 left in the game. You have the ball, just across the 50, on the +48. It’s 4th & 1 or 2. Your defense has had success, but the opponent has shown quick scoring ability. What’s the call?
Q4: You’re the visiting team in a playoff game and just scored a TD to bring the score within 1. There is no time on the clock in the 4th quarter. Do you kick for the tie or go for two for the win?
Q5: What is your go to 2 point conversion play?
Q6: When going for two, what is the most exotic formation you have used?
Q7: You’ve got one play to win the game, from somewhere between 30 to 50 yards away. This will be the last play of the game. You’re coming out of a timeout. What do you tell the kids, and what is the play?

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Drills!

Q1: What are the drills you use every year?
Q2: What new drills did you incorporate into your practice this year?
Q3: What drills did you drop this year?
Q4: How do you determine the drills you use, or don’t use from one year to the next?
Q5: Describe your routine and the drills used during individual time.
Q6: When you learn about a new scheme, do you also seek how to teach/drill the necessary skills to execute within the scheme?
Q7: If a player asks for drills they can do on their own, over the summer, at home, etc, what drills do you tell them and do you provide a packet for them?

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Plays of the Year

Q1: What was your best run play this year? For defense, what was the best part of your run defense? Diagrams encouraged
Q2: What was your best pass play this year? For defense, what was the best part of your pass defense? Diagrams encouraged
Q3: When you were in short yardage, 3rd/4th down or GL, what was your goto call?
Q4: What was your biggest play of the year, and why was it successful?
Q5: What was your best trick play this year?
Q6: What play did you not run enough?
Q7: If you were to define your season with a play, what would it be and why?

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Attacking the Perimeter

Q1: How many different ways to do you attack the perimeter of the defense with the run?
Q2: What formations do you use to outflank the defense?
Q3: What passes do you use to get to the perimeter quick?
Q4: What do you look for to feel confident you can control the edge of the defense and get outside?
Q5: What does the defense do that makes it difficult to get outside?

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