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LSU SPRING CLINIC NOTES Ted Davidson- Acadiana High School 2007 5-A State Champs Blocking Modern

Defenses with a 70s Offensive Scheme Coach Davidson began with reasons why they run the offense that they do: -simple blocking schemes with very few rules -Familiarity: coaches with a great deal of experience with the offense. He mentioned that they have a total of something like 60 years of coaching experience on the offensive side of the ball -offense can survive with under sized lineman -athletes believe in the offense -simplifies defensive schemes, making them play assignment football. Defenses are afraid to blitz. -Dont have to block everyone at the point of attack. Can sometimes make their best defender be the option read through scheming. As a result, you can sometimes get away with not having to use two men on a stud D-lineman. Blocking Scheme: Base- Dive, Sweep, Counter Dive, Dive Option, Onside, Over, LB Veer- Inside, Outside, Double Team at point of attack (except LB) Trap- Trap, Crossbuck, Counter Trap, Trap Option. Their basic trap rule is 1st man on LOS past hole called. Gap down from trapped to trapper is the rule for the kids. Power He also has special tagsT Double, Special, G, TOM, G Log, Oscar, Flu, T Flu The T Double scheme is a zone scheme by the tackle and TE to handle a 7 tech. The special is the same as the T Double, but with a G and T to handle a 4i. TOM is a tag for sweep in an under front. It is a call for the tackle to pull and the TE to block down. OSCAR is an influence block on a 6 tech. Tackle pulls and TE blocks down. FLU is an influence trap. T FLU is an influence trap for a tackle.

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In their offense, they do not read inside veer. The coach calls give or keep for QB ease. He mentioned that they went through hell this past year because one of their QBs were injured and wound up having to put a WR at QB- so they call for QB ease. Attacking Different Fronts Next, Coach Davidson talked about his game plan when he sees different fronts. Even fronts- Trap, Trap Option, Outside Veer, Power, Inside Veer Weak. He is looking to attack soft spots in even defenses. Odd fronts- Inside Veer both ways, Outside Veer, Sweep. He also makes it a point to have TE tags to blocking schemes to insure he gets the looks that he wants from the DE position. He simply tags it Y Arc, Y Down, etc. Coach Davidson also stated that he believes in many different plays out of one formation. He said that it gives him a sense of security because he knows exactly how the defense lines up. He said that if you throw many formations at a team, you never know where the defenders that you are looking at is going to line up. The key to offense is patience.- know that you cant score every play. In the first quarter, you may only be getting three or four yards on a play, but by the 4th quarter, those short runs will turn into long gainers. By running the offense that they run, they wear down a team mentally and physically. Plays to specific fronts: 4-3: Trap, OSV, Power, Crossbuck Strong, Trap Option 5-0: IV, Sweep 4-2-5: Trap, OSV, Sweep, or will go 2 TEs Under fronts: OSV, Power, Sweep, Toss, 2 TEs, Trap Weak 3-5-3: OSV, 2 TEs

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If they see this kind of front, they will check and run trap both ways. Their base running game: Outside veer Inside Veer Trap (both called and can be checked) Trap Option Sweep Crossbuck On play action passes, they are always looking for homerun 1st- situational speaking. They wont go for the homerun pass on 3rd and 2, but will go for it on 2nd and 4. Other points of emphasis are: Perimeter Blocking Splits Coverages 3,2,4,1 and how it dictates whether they have to Crack or Seal force man. Cover 2- they like to split them wide and run alleys. Theyve tried trade blocking vs. hard cover 2 teams. He calls cover 4 corners locked up man and 9 guys coming because thats what they see running the offense that they run. He then defined what he calls a Crack block and a Seal block. Crack- 2nd level of defense blocking. A crack on a LB Seal- a crack block against a safety Defenses are in 3 levels. When a man is assigned to block someone or an area on one level and no one shows, then go to the next level- dont waste men on dead space.

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He then went into cutups of games from this past year. The guy knows his stuff on the option game. Veer hits SO quickly with his guys. They run the hell out of the trap option, crossbuck, and sweep. They also threw 20 TDs from this offense this past year. His offense is very well coached and the lineman, although pretty small, get after people big time. Other notesIn all the years that hes been there, he has never had an o-lineman sign a D-I scholarship. Alley Broussard, the big running back at LSU, attended Acadiana. Although he wouldnt brag about it, Acadiana is probably one of the most consistent teams in terms of wins in losses. Year in and year out, they make the playoffs and go pretty far. The district that they are in is arguably one of the toughest districts from top to bottom in the state.