Archive for December, 2012

Flop the offense, or not?

When I started coaching 7th grade football at Glen Este, I knew less than nothing about the Wing-T. Everything that I learned was in the context of how Zak Taylor, HC and OC, ran the offense. Initially, I assumed that everybody ran things the same way. This was the situation when I started coaching the […]

Speaker Information – 2013 National Wing-T Clinic

Facebook:   (If you see anything good here, “Like” my Facebook page) – – This is unofficial. I used the internet and my knowledge of some of the coaches to give a little background on the speakers coming to Pittsburgh. If I missed something important, or made an error, please email me ( or post […]

Tip of the Week – December 17

Tip of the Week          –           December 17 The Offset Fullback   First of all, why offset your fullback? When you offset your FB, you can add another blocker for the Rocket Sweep, which I believe is the biggest reason to do it. Of course, once the defense picks up on this additional blocker, they will […]

Marguette Academy (IL) Goes From Winless Season to Playoff Victory

I recently received an email from a coach in Illinois who played in a Wing-T system in high school, and currently coaches the offense.  So as I’m sitting here waiting for the NFL games to start, I do a little Google search. I came across an article about his school’s football success. Here is what […]

Escalon Makes it to the Championship Game

Two articles on a great run for Escalon (CA) High School. The first describes how they stunned their opponent, and the second describes how they survived in a 4 OT game, before making it to the state championship game.   I am not copying/pasting the Los Banos article since it has video, and I think […]

Bulldogs Prefer to Wing It on Offense

  Article link   By Cecil Conley Vacaville High School’s offense is outdated. The Wing T is too predictable. Even senior Jared Paulin, who plays the wing position with the Bulldogs this season, thinks of it as “old school.” Fred Jones begs to differ. He installed the Wing T in 1998 when he succeeded the […]

Wing-T High School #1 in the Nation

  Well, just running the Wing-T won’t get you here, but Bellevue (WA) is the top high school in the country right now in ESPN Power Rankings.     ESPN article Seattle Times article

Tip of the Week – December 11

  Motion used with the Belly play – What’s the Difference?   The Belly is a FB off tackle play, usually run to the weak or SE side. Everything in this post assumes that the play is run to the weak side with a SE, like out of Red/Blue. If you visit my “Base Plays” […]

Tip of the Week – December 6

  My first “tip” involves one of my favorite formations. Where I learned the Wing-T, the HC gave almost all of the formations names that contained an “R” if the TE was to line up on the right side of the line, or an “L” if he was to line up on the left.  The […]

“Great Time to Run the Wing-T”

Reading the message board on, there was a post titled, “Great Time to Run the Wing-T.” In the thread, the OC praised the other coaches who post on the website, and he lauded the kids who play for him. “coachjack2000” noted that his team, the Sherwood Bowen (OR), averaged 475 rushing yards per game […]