On this week’s OC Office Hours are joined by Charlie Eger who will be the TE coach for the XFL Vegas team. The topic today is focused on find a way to get a first down when the match-ups are particularly tough.
Coach Eger served most recently as the running backs coach for the Ottawa Red Blacks with extensive coaching experience at the collegiate level, including serving as the Interim Offensive Coordinator at Clarion University. Prior to that, Eger spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Seton Hill University, working as the offensive coordinator while also coaching the offensive line (2014-17) and serving as recruiting coordinator.
The Seton Hill offense was strong under Eger, consistently ranking among the best units in the conference and in some instances the nation.
Eger has also been involved with professional teams during his career. He was a guest coach with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has helped out at OTAs with the St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers.
-Win their down and protect the QB
-Continue to make it look like football
-Struggles o n 3rd down
-The 3rd and long trap as an offensive coordinator
-Sometimes you don’t have to get it to the sticks
-Screens and quicks as an answer
-Hidden 3rd down yardage in the game
-Taking a big picture approach
-Change the way the defense feels
-Receivers as runners
-Sell the actions that you are known for
-Communication on third to let the players know what you want
-There must be constants that are not deviated from
-Tony Franklin’s perfect route
-Make them uncomfortable to give yourself a little advantage
-How to practice it
-Maximizing time with circuits
-Example - screen circuit
-Block out the time for progression of OL first
-Concept teach period
-Cumulative effect of reps
Tony Franklin on OC Office Hour
Jaime Elizondo on OC Office Hour
Tony Franklin on the “Perfect” drill
Alternative Short Yardage Strategy
The 3rd Down No Read Progression Strategy