Northwestern Wing T Camp June 9, 2007 Sally Talk Gregg Perry

Coach Perry began the talk discussing the speed sweep and key coaching points in making the speed sweep work for the offense. He stated that the only time that they do not gut the backside on speed sweep is when they had a zero nose. He stated that the natural reaction of the nose flowing to the play made it very difficult for the BSG to wrap around the center on the BS gut block. - He also discussed the blocking rules for the PSWR. Against a hard corner, he stated that the PSWR should aggressive stalk, but against Sky coverage, the PSWR should push crack and that the PSWB should loop seal. - For teams that motion a safety down to get another defender in the box, you as an offensive coach can do one of two things: 1. Change your formations by utilizing doubles/trips/unbalanced looks to dictate where defenders line up. 2. Throw smash routes with jet motion over the corner before the safety has time to rotate to counteract the defense’s adjustments. Coach Perry also stated that the Speed Sweep keep pass is called to prevent the SS and C from being aggressive run attack defenders. Pull the G to pick up defenders that come free after stalkers release. -On gut- coaching point is that the gut guard is the primary guard in the block. Head should be on the inside b/c that is the shortest route for the FB to take to get to the second level of the defense as soon as possible. -If the backer leaves on the gut block, the guard should automatically check to the next level of the defense and not “waste time” on the second level defenders. Coach Perry then drew up an unbalanced look and stated that the waggle play out of this formation was a home run for them at Delaware.

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The spread receiver is on the line, with the flexed WB off the line. The TE is covered, so he stays in for pass protection. He stated that the spread receiver was wide open almost 100 percent of the time.

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Coach Perry again made it a point to not be afraid to take the TE out of the game and go to loose/unbalanced formations due to the fact that so much of what the defense does is predicated on the TE. (Think of the strength of side call for the d-line and LBs.) He also stated the importance of players “dual practicing” for unbalanced or flip sets so that the WBs knew the WRs role and vice versa. In this manner, you can put a WR as a WB without having to make personnel changes, which could tip a defense off. He spent time discussing “step to” in which they came out in an unbalanced or exotic formation and stepped to a traditional formation and vice versa. He stated that something as simple as this was a great key breaker for them and would be good to use in goal line situations to confuse defenders on who is covered and uncovered in passing situations. He then discussed that if you are going to run the Wing T from the shotgun, you should really have some single wing stuff prepared, because if the center can snap the ball in one direction, he should be able to snap it at 45s in any direction. This would only enhance the deception of the attack from the shotgun. He also stated that the gun snap in the Wing T should be at the belt level of the QB to aid in deception, because under center, that is where the QB first seats the ball to help hide it. “Stalk 1, Crack 2”- rule for WRs in their offense to ease in teaching. If the WR had only one secondary player in his box, he would stalk, but if they had a safety either lined up or rolling into the WRs box, he knew to crack because he was the primary run support. The PSWB would then loop and seal the PSCB. Also stated that their rule was a 7 x 2 pitch relationship on options to prevent defenders from slow playing or being able to play both the run and the pitch. He then told us to remember that when we come out in a 2 x 2 sets, most defenses will balance up with a cover two shell, and we must motion them to get the coverages/looks that we want. -A coach then asked him how he would attack a 5-2 defense that was locked up pure man, with safeties at 5 locked up on their wings. Without hesitation, he stated that he would balance them up and then run option at their weakest walked up OSLB.

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In this instance, the highlighted OSLB is their weakest dual-responsibility defender, so he would pick on him by running veer option at him, although it would probably be a give key. If not, he would tell the QB to keep and pitch until they changed coverages because the block by the WR is setting up the block by the WB because in man, the corner will squeeze on the path taken by the WR and the S will widen according to the path by the PSWB, which will give a kill shot for the WR and give the PSWB outside leverage on the C- after which, no one will be on pitch. Coach Perry then went on to state that the team that gave them the most trouble was a team that- when they came out in a traditional red set (double wing, TE/WB to the right) was a modified 50 front. To the TE side, they had a 6 tech, with a 9 on the outside of it. The Corner was at 3-5 locked on TE, if he got a run read; he was filling from C gap out. If he got a pass key, he had TE man to man. The SSOLB was there to stalemate any down block by the Wing, and would fill and pinch, taking out any pulling guards’ knees. The strong safety was the screamer- any run key to or away, he would pinch at 45 to the FB on a blitz. Pass read- he had WB man on. These defenders were aligned as such to take away any type of leverage that the offensive players had. He said that this gave them big time trouble before they had an option package and that the next year, 7 of the 11 teams they played aligned in this defense. After studying film in the off-season, he said that it became clear to them the way to attack this defense was to run veer option weak, which they had great success doing.

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After this, he got into the Sally, and its effectiveness. He gave us a little history in the naming of the play. Stated that Tubby Raymond was at Michigan about the time that the famous fan dancer Sally Rand was big time. At that time, Michigan had a naked boot that they called Sally. Coach Perry stated that Tubby was in love with her, so that when they were trying to come up with a name for the play when they installed it, they wanted to call it Sally. Coach Perry stated that he loves the Sally because it is a passive zone concept that can hit anywhere from the center to the sideline backside. Also, with the counters, traps, and XX’s of the traditional Wing T, you are telling the defenders exactly where the ball is going through establishing keys for the defenders to read. Because there is no pulling by the offensive line in the Sally, those keys are eliminated. Coaching Points: On play side, the uncovered man is the man responsible for getting the PSLB after his 2 count. In odd fronts, the center is responsible for taking the nose where he wants to go. If you have a shaded nose backside, the center is always responsible for helping play side by riding and punching the nose to the BSG, and then releasing play side. If you have a 3 tech pinching towards PS A gap, then he has to be traded off to the center by the PSG and the center has to make him cross his face. Coach Perry didn’t go too into depth about the Sally because it was nearly 11:30 at night and the coaches and kids had 3 practices that day, but he elaborated a little on keep pass protections and concepts for a little longer. Overall, Coach Perry is an excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge in offensive line play- regardless of what offense you run. Great guy also. We had the opportunity to speak with him while practice was going on and picked up some great ideas from him. Also, he has the amazing ability to know every kid’s name on your team within 5 minutes, and instead of calling them by number, calls them by name. I don’t know how the heck he does it though. He is currently coaching at Princeton.