Episode 06 – Defending the Wing-T Offense

Such a complex topic, such a short amount of time. If you have to defend the Wing-T Offense, you will want to listen to this podcast. Coach Albaugh and Coach Daniel discuss defending a very popular, and very confusing offense.

With Coach Daniel’s defensive experience and Coach Albaugh’s experience running the Wing-T Offense, we go head to head to discuss how to shut down the Wing-T (or how it can’t be done?).  What do you need to look for? How does your coaching staff prepare, how do you prepare your kids, what can you do to make your defense have the best chance at stopping the Wing-T? This is an in-depth look at what your team needs to do to get ready when the Wing-T comes to town this season.


Transcript of Episode 06 – Defending the Wing-T Offense

Joe Daniel: Hi I’m Joe Daniel.


Nate Albaugh: And Nate Albaugh.


Joe Daniel: And this is the Football Coaching Podcast. And we are going to be talking today about defending the Wing-T. I’ve had a little bit of experience defending the Wing-T. We have a few teams in our district to have run it in the past. Not as much as we used to see, as we’ve talked about before, our area is going more and more to the spread. But Coach, you actually run a Wing-T now, don’t you?


Nate Albaugh: Yes I’ve kind of evolved into a Wing-T guy. Now I’m a Wing-Ter. I love it to death and anxious to continue to get better with it.


Joe Daniel: I’ve always loved the Wing-T. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to run it but I probably got more Wing-T material than I have anything else. I think we’ve talked before that seems like offenses today are all based in some way off of past offenses and I see a lot more Wing-T influence than anything else.

So we’re talking about defending the Wing-T. There’s a good chance you’re going to see some of those same style of plays and play calling in anything else too, don’t you think?


Nate Albaugh: Absolutely, a lot of the variations that you’re going to see off of it, I guess I should say, there are so many variations of the Wing-T that you’re very likely running into some Wing-T concepts at some point in time. It’s just a matter of how much this particular team seems to be using it.


Joe Daniel: We have 5 things we’re going to look at for defending the Wing-T. We’ve kind of separated it out. The first one we’ll talk about in defending the Wing-T is scouting. And I think that it’s extremely important is to get a jump on a team that you’re playing to look at how you’re going to scout them. I think the first one we want to look for is, how many different series – What, there are 5 different series in a Wing-T? I mean I know there’s more than 5 but about 5 or 6 different base series in the Wing-T, is that about right?


Nate Albaugh: Sounds about right, yes.


Joe Daniel: So every team is pretty much going to have one favorite series that they’re going to work from. And I think it’s important to identify that one, that favorite, and work to try to take that away first.


Nate Albaugh: Yes. So what are they going to be? Are they going to be a buck sweep trap, waggle, there’s your very most base series. The other series I think is very popular that a lot of teams will be good with it is that down series or that belly series. I think those seem to be the top two series when it comes to that Wing-T. And then other teams may be better with…  A lot of teams will run power out of that Wing-T and run it like crazy. You’ll figure out, are they really a triple option team or are they not using any triple option out of it at all? And then of course you have to figure out, is this a very heavily fullback featured team? So it’s almost like a team might be running I tight concepts but out of the Wing-T so they’re just featuring that fullback. So they’ll run them on that down belly series to the tight end side. They’ll run them on just basic isos and iso tight plays to the weak side. They’ll just continue to give that fullback the ball.

So obviously, every team has tendencies and that’s one of the first things you need to look for. What are the favorite pieces of the Wing-T series or the scheme that this particular opponent is using?


Joe Daniel: You’ve mentioned tendencies and I think that just goes without saying with any offense you’re going to be defending, we want to look at some other tendencies too, as far as they’re play calling. I think with the Wing-T… well, with anybody we want to look with down and distance, we want to talk about what are they going to do from the hash where they’re going to be? If they’re on the hash, they run to the field, those sorts of tendencies that are normal.

We also want to look at with the Wing-T if there’s any sort of series to those plays. I know some coaches are working off of that series concept. Sometimes we’ll see teams with the Wing-T, they’re going to come out literally in a certain formation. And like I said, we don’t see real complex Wing-T teams. We’ll see a formation come out and they’re going to use that formation, they’re going to run three plays basically in succession. And so we scout those sorts of things.


Nate Albaugh: With the teams that we’re seeing, we’ve got a team that’s very, very good at it and they’re really using Wing-T as power football. I mean it’ll be that belly they’ll run, and then they’ll run the trap, and the sweep ,and they’ll run iso to the weak side, and I mean that is really is. So when we get ready to play them, this is a power football time and bottom-line we have to stop their trap; that’s the number one thing they’re going to go to, they may run it 40 percent of the time. So we think, we’ve got to stop trap, we’ve got to stop sweep. Whereas, there’s one other opponent that runs Wing-T, they will run their counterplays of some variation with the counter tray blocking scheme; they’ll run that 40 percent of the time. Obviously, we’re going to scheme that even though our base defense will look mostly the same, we’re going to obviously prepare in much different ways for that.


Joe Daniel: We see a lot of buck sweep teams when we do see the Wing-T. And the play that gets us more than anything is the double handoff that was a scissors type play, where they hand it off to the opposite wing coming back. So it’s just not us because we see it happen on film too when we know it’s coming. But I think it’s because we don’t see as much of that type of offense when that type of misdirection occurs, we really have a tough time with it. So we try to scout up when that play’s going to happen and get our players used to seeing it in practice.


Nate Albaugh: Yeah, that old counter crisscross is a tough as nails play. A lot of times when you’re defending it, you just hope they drop one of those two handoffs because that’s kind of the danger in running it. But if they execute that well, man, it is a very, very tough play to defend and you’re right, not many teams run it. A lot of Wing-T teams stay away from it because that double handoff scares a lot of coaches. But the coaches that will stick with it and go to it, that double handoff play is a killer, always going to pop for a big one.


Joe Daniel: Yeah, we’ve seen that happen so we definitely know that. Now the other thing that you don’t have to deal with, but that I have to deal with because we’re not a Wing-T team at all, is we’ve got to put a scout team together and in 3 days get them to run some semblance of the Wing-T. That’s a difficult task to accomplish. We don’t have anybody who’s really a Wing-T coach on your staff and you certainly don’t have any players who know how to run it. It’s hard for us to really get the back field action going on like we want it to. Even for us, we don’t even really do a whole lot of down blocking and that sort of thing. So it gets tough to try to simulate that offense. So we try to get our scout team to just run a couple of plays and make them look pretty good and run them something close to like the speed that we’re going to see. And that’s all we can really hope for with that.


Nate Albaugh: I can only imagine that would be tough. I know even just trying to get your fullback to go the right way on the trap fake and then getting that sweep fake going. That’s the beauty of the Wing-T and why I’ve graduated. I kind of tell myself I’ve graduated to it. I’ve come full circle from a spread type guy, going through all kinds of stages as a coach and I feel like I’ve graduated to a simpler offense. So I’ve learned how to simplify and I’ve seen the value in the one of the things that makes the offense so darn tough is that from the snap of the ball within a one count, you’ve made two fakes. That is very, very difficult when you’re a 15-year old kid and you’re on the other side of the ball with bodies on the way. So to have a scout team simulate it absolutely is tough. Just in the same way as it’s difficult for me to get a scout team to simulate anyone of my quarterbacks sitting back and trying to pretend to be a drop back passer because that is absolutely the opposite of what we do.


Joe Daniel: Yeah definitely. In  any offense, you’re going to have a hard time simulating other people’s schemes. An I think you’ve talked about you’ve graduated to running a simpler scheme and that kind of goes with our second point here which is to do what you do when you play a Wing-T team. And I think anytime that you face an offense that is different, when it’s not an I team, when it’s not a power counter, or maybe the spread that we’re very used to seeing. People want to change things when they face a Wing-T, when they face an option team, they want to try to do all these sort of gimmicky types of things and change their fronts. And I think it’s key to stick with what you do and don’t confuse your kids when you play a team like this.


Nate Albaugh: I couldn’t agree with you more. But then it’s tough for me week in, week out. I mean from weak 1 to weak 9, I will struggle with the same concept. Every single time we’ll throw in the film, you see something you think “ooh, we could stop that if we just X, Y, and Z and it involved all these changes. And you and your staff, you discuss it for an hour and then an hour later somebody says “guys, why don’t we just stick with what we do” and you say “oh yeah, okay, let’s do that”. So you waste all these time drawing up and drawing on the sand.  I think that’s one of the things that makes football fun but it’s also one of the number one ways that coaches shoot themselves in the foot.


Joe Daniel:  It does make it exciting; you make for some long discussions. But one of the things, I’m looking at this from an offensive perspective, is the offensive line coaching. We have a very set number of things that we do and I keep practices pretty simple. And we do the same thing pretty much everyday in practice with our offensive line. So when those discussions go on for a while, usually I’ll be the one to not necessarily end the discussion but to kind of say, speaking for my guys, “look, we don’t know how to do that”. Here’s week 6, we don’t have a clue how to do that and we certainly haven’t mastered the things that we do. But you don’t look it that way; you’re looking at it defensively because you think of your guys just running around, running the football in2 feet here and3 feet here,2 feet to the right,3 feet to the left, shade inside, shade outside; it doesn’t mean much to us but, gosh, you take a 16-year old kid and move him from an outside shade to an inside shade. He thinks you’ve changed the entire (or shade him on a guard instead of a tackle); to him you’ve changed the entire defense. If you need any changes technique, a lot of kids look at that as you have changed the entire defense. We have abandoned everything we know.


Nate Albaugh: Yes and then I think of it, a lot of us just forget how complex this game is. You and I were just talking recently on how 10 years ago we didn’t know what we know now. In 10 years before that, we were babies. So these kids, as they come into high school football, they are babies in football; and their perspective of football is just from the one the position that they’ve played over the last year. They don’t have the big picture in mind. So you change that little view, it all looks different to them so we have to be just conscious of that and aware of it as we scheme and as we plan out program and our season. And it’s not that they’re dumb. I think a lot of us coaches, and I’m guilty as well, we have the tendency to joke that our kids are dumb and they can’t do this. It’s not that they’re dumb, they’re not dumb, they’re just young and they’re babies in the sport and the sport is so darn complex that it just takes time to learn and they’re young.


Joe Daniel: Definitely. We try to keep it as simple as we can for them and not come up with too wild a scheme to defend some of these things.

And I think the third thing that we go to now is more in our scheme and this is for, I know for our scheme as a 4-3 team, we are always trying to force the ball to spill to the outside. I think that’s key when you’re facing such a downhill attack as the Wing-T or off-tackle is that we don’t let that ball get north and south; that we don’t let ball carriers get north and south. We close all the seams and make ball carriers bounce to the side. And so for us, that’s a big deal and really we found that that helped us more than anything with the Wing-T, was really stressing, just fitting inside and making things bounce to the outside.


Nate Albaugh: Now usually, when you go to defend the Wing-T, are you staying in your base 4-3 shade alignment or you drop into an over and out?


Joe Daniel: We are a base where in an over front. In the Wing-T, if we face a true Wing-T, we’ll generally go to the under front and prefer the under front; love the under fronting as power running teams; and anytime that we get a 2 back 21 personnel, you’re going to see us in the under more than anything.


Nate Albaugh: So with the Wing-T then you’re going to… Maybe if you could just help me, what are going to do with that Sam linebacker to help that spills. He’s just going to squeeze immediately as he’s going to come down the line and look for the pullers and spill those. How exactly are you defending it?


Joe Daniel: We’re going to walk that Sam linebacker up in a 9-technique outside shade of the tight end. If that tight end goes down inside, our Sam is going to play just like our defensive end. He’s going to squeeze the air out as that guy goes down, closing off any space between his inside hip and the outside hip of the tight end. As that guy goes down, he’s going to bend down the line of scrimmage. And one of the things that we got for the defensive ends, and keep in mind that we’re on a quarters coverage so our contained player is a safety who’s probably about 8 yards. And when he gets that down block that he sees that tight end engaged, he’s coming up now.

When our Sam gets that down release, it’s just like our defensive end. And I think that’s came from Tommy Tuberville’s videos on the 4-3; was that they treat it as runaway. So if they don’t get blocked, they turn down the line of scrimmage and sprint just like the ball’s being run on the opposite side of the field. And what that does, it gets them underneath those pullers. And it takes our Sam a little bit because of what we see; maybe week 6 before he’s even in an under front, in all honesty because we see a ton of spread. Our Sam may be spending 3 or 4 games, walked out from a difference between a tackle and a number 2 receiver and playing the flats all day and then all of a sudden he’s got to walk down and play up on the line as a defensive lineman. So that’s a tough position and I’ve seen it take him a quarter or half to figure out what in the world was going on, sometimes we go to the under front.


Nate Albaugh: I was a 4-3 guy for a while and we use the under front a lot against Wing-T teams and we used to spill everything with that Sam linebackers. But one thing that we always ran into is we would debate; are we going to try to go underneath (we’re talking about the strong side right now with that Sam), are we going to try to go underneath this wing back? Are we going to allow the wing back to pass and now come down the line? It was something we struggle with because we worried and it has been a couple of years now since I was running that 4-3 under. But I can’t remember as we squeeze, I feel like now when I draw it up, that wing back, now I know the Wing-T better, if that Sam linebacker constricts down on the tight end, well that was my wing back’s block so now he’s easily washing him down. Do you see any of that or how are you dealing with that wing back?


Joe Daniel: I think you’re right in that you have to decide, and I think that goes to game planning, can that wing back really block? We see a lot of wing backs who can really run and we don’t necessarily fear that wing back as a blocker, in all honesty. So we feel like we can handle that wing, basically beat him. If he’s a really good blocker we might move to a head up shade or head up on him but we’re still kind of keying that tight end, that tight end’s down. We’ve got the safety coming up outside. So from the standpoint of filling all the gaps, we’re going to have the end in the C-gap, we’re going to have the Sam in that D-gap, and the safety fitting outside. So from a gap fit standpoint, we feel comfortable with it. We’re definitely not going to move that Sam outside. But we may put him in a position where it’s harder to down block him.


Nate Albaugh: Okay, it’s making more sense to me. And something I picked up in the last year that some of you guys might want to be aware of is as you scout a Wing-T team, you have to look at their sweep and you have to look at their guards. A lot of Wing-T teams run it a little bit old-fashioned; some are going a little bit away from this. And that near side guards and the play side guard, when he pulls to release on the sweep, he’s getting a very good amount of depth. So he’s almost dropping a yard to two yards deep in the back field. And a lot of times, if you’ll get a guy, guards, that are pulling that deep, you’re almost assured that the wing back is going to block down on anything and everything he sees to the inside because they’re assuming our wing back’s smaller, our wing back is a yard back, and there’s going to be some amount of penetration here. We’re just trying to get it sealed, we’re going to get our guards behind, we’re going to sweep to the outside. So it might just be worth looking at as you scout, are these pullers pulling flat? If they’re pulling flatter, it’s easy for my Sam to squeeze tighter to the line, he could spill it quickly. If they’re getting depth, I need to be aware of that; it means I should be expecting a block from that wing back. So just something to keep in mind.


Joe Daniel: Good. We’ll definitely keep in mind there. And that actually leads us in to our 4th point here which is the guard reads. And we’ve had this debate every year to the point that now; I wish that I could say I know for sure what I want to do when we face a Wing-T team. I want to read the guards. But I’m sure that when it comes up next season, there’ll be a discussion and I’ll think twice about it. But whatever it is that have extremely disciplined keys to read and our players have to know what they’re going to do off of those keys. And I think that’s extremely important because of all the misdirections going on.


Nate Albaugh: Yeah there’s no doubt traditionally, reading guards has been the way you defend the Wing-T but something to be aware of is, because the Wing-T or any sort of double wing type system that has your wing backs crisscrossing and there’s misdirection and there’s multiple fakes, you have to be aware is that it’s difficult to pick up, that the whole deception thing is big part of the defense. And so you know that your kids are going to be having a difficult time picking up the ball. So whatever you do, just make sure that when it becomes Wing-T week, your reading system is consistent with what you usually do week in, week out. So if you’re a guard read team all the time, then absolutely you’re going to come to Wing-T week and you better read those guards. But if you’re not a guard read team, you read the backs, then I think there’s some wisdom. And when it becomes Wing-T week and sticking to what you do and finding a way to read the backs because again, you can’t do something brand new, you can’t draw everything up on Wing-T week because what do know about our kids. The second anything’s not going perfect, and he’s been reading guards all week, let’s say you’re down 7 hard and you’re not able to stop this attack, your linebackers all of them are going to go right back to what they know because they feel like they can figure out how to stop it and they’re going to start watching what they want to watch.

I think whatever you do, stay consistent with what you used to do before it became Wing-T week when it comes to reads.


Joe Daniel: Yeah, I definitely agree that we need to be consistent; which is why I’m looking more into the guard read as a whole now. Well, the last couple of years I’ve been a back read guy, especially at the last 4 seasons. I know 4 years ago I was dead back read, 3 years ago I was dead back read and I’ve started questioning it in the last couple of years. I think I’m headed back in the direction of the guard because, like you said, keep it consistent; well, everybody’s got 2 guys standing next to their center.

What we’ve gone to is our Sam linebacker in our over front really, really could not see the running back last year. He just couldn’t see it. And he’s not a small kid, I mean, he was a good size high school linebacker; he was 5’10”, 200lbs. If you had 11 of those, you’d be pretty happy. But for the life of him, he could not see a fairly low linebacker stance; he could not see the back in the back field. So we went to the 2-men surface read where he’s reading mostly tackle tight end (if they got a tight end) and that just cleared everything up for him. He could see the split. Our Will linebacker eventually went to the same thing on the guard tackle read where he could see that weak side iso a while lot faster, he could recognize the stretch, he could recognize outside zone, inside zone, he could recognize it all. The only one I haven’t figured out for sure is our Mike backer because they still just in a 4-3 get a better read off of a back. It helps ours is 6’2” and can see that. And then we have to figure out what to do with him. But for the time being, I definitely think that we see the 2-men surface read especially for those outside backer to be the best thing and so looking more at the guard reads and with the Wing-T.

Now, I’ve heard some other things; I’ve heard the butt side read of the quarterback. Do you have any ideas on that one?


Nate Albaugh: Not at all.


Joe Daniel: And that’s just one… I’m trying to think. I believe is that the quarterback, since the quarterback’s always reversing out; and we’ve looked at it and it’s pretty solid. In general, there’s a couple of key records here and there but since the quarterback’s usually reversing out, his butt’s always going to point to the direction of the play.

We actually had a little bit of success with that at one point when some kids were really struggling to read. Look, whatever way his butt goes, you step that way. And then we’ll sort it out; we’ll get you going to the right direction to start with. I think we’re in a 3-5 when we were doing that so we just need to get you going in to the right direction and then we’ll fill up the gaps from there.

And the other one that we’ve tried to do especially as a back read team was to cross-key those wing backs. That’s difficult to do but I don’t think that there’s some merit in that as well.


Nate Albaugh: Oh absolutely. Strangely enough though, and I can’t dive too deeply into this because it will turn into a whole different conversation, was coming up as a defensive coach; kind of cross-keying the backs and the wing type systems kind of became a default for me. It’s just like “oh, your cross-keyed the backs”, so you cross-keyed the backs; this is what you do.

As I start studying, there was a game that I had recorded as I was a double wing fan for a while and it was maybe 2009, 2008, somewhere in there. And it was Wisconsin against Cal Poly. Cal Poly came in to Wisconsin and forced overtime and darn near beat them, should have beat them, but Wisconsin pulled it off. But as I started watching how Wisconsin was defending it, set in a 4-3, and they were reading the near side back. And as you really break it down, again I have to kind of sum it up, but as you really broke it down, you could see the genius in reading that same side wing back versus that double wing system. So I’ll just encourage anybody to draw that up and say, “As I draw this up, if I’m to look at my outside linebackers in a 4-3 system, if I read my near side back, what place is this taking me to? And it what ways is this going to be bad to me?” I think you’ll be surprised at how many place reading your near side back actually takes you to right direction end.


Joe Daniel: Yeah absolutely, that’s a great point and I think the thing to look at is you’ve got this options and some of the options fit. If you read backs, you can cross-key or you can read that wing and I think, like you said, which one’s going to give you the truest read? Maybe that near side is the easiest and probably the closest to what you normally do. And I would say for us that’s definitely something we’ll need to look at because the difference between, say, reading the 2-men surface of the tackle tight end or reading the 2-men surface of the tight end wing. What could that give us as our OOB’s reading it? Especially our Will linebacker may be reading the tackle and the wing on the weak side because that’s kind of where he’s at. We don’t align our Will over top of the B Gap. He’s actually outside of the defensive end. Our Mike linebacker handles B Gap weak side. So that maybe definitely something we need to look at.

I got notes scribbled around here and turn this whole thing. I got to find a way to organize after the podcast there because I’m always writing stuff down while we’re doing it. Oh yeah, I need to do that, I need to look at that, I need to keep that one in mind. And of course we’ll see a Wing-T sometime in October and I have to track this down.


Nate Albaugh: Exactly and good luck on that. I know how I am.


Joe Daniel: The last thing that I’ve got, we’ve talked almost exclusively about the run but Wing-T teams can also throw the ball and I think you’ve talked that you are pretty balanced at times with throwing the ball. And we need to make sure that we know that the pass is a threat and don’t let the corners, especially against the run heavy team, get lulled to sleep out there. And all of a sudden we’re giving up a big one.


Nate Albaugh: Right. That’s definitely something that you can tell as you gain playing it. As you gain playing it, I wouldn’t look too much at whether or not this team does throw. I would look whether or not they can. So as you look at, let’s say the game before they stump somebody, they only threw the ball twice. You’ve really got to look close at that quarterback and you could tell a lot about a quarterback in two simple throws. How cool, calm, and collected is he? What kind of an arm does he have? Can he hurt you? And you may have a team that tried to throw it 15 times but you look at it and you go “pfft, they cannot hurt us with their passing game.”

And I’ve face both and I can’t lie I’ve probably been hurt where I thought a kid couldn’t hurt us and he could. But you have to establish, can this team hurt us throwing the ball? If you determine that they cannot based on, maybe, they don’t feel like they can protect it; you don’t feel like the quarterback has the arm to hurt you consistently, then you can be much more aggressive. Maybe move your safeties up a yard. Maybe get them more involved in a some way shaper form. And if you feel that they can, they are a threat to hurt you, then now you have to start talking to your defensive backs about “listen, you have to understand something. They may begin to run the ball on us and if they do begin to run it on us effectively, you must remember it’s not your job stop it immediately. You must stay aware of what your job is and not allow them (just as you said) to get lulled to sleep.” Because it is dangerous when you’re facing a team that really likes to run that ball.


Joe Daniel: Yeah and I think that’s what you just said about the corners need to know that they need to do their job. I think that’s probably a good way to kind of wind this down is that the way to defeat the Wing-T, it’s now quite option, it’s not option football where it’s just, you know people say it’s just assignment football, but your players have to do their job. They have to trust their keys. They have to trust their role in the defense because if there is a hole in your defense, I think you’d agree it’s going to get exploited at some point because they’re going to see it.

So we just try to get those kids to trust what we’re teaching them and get them to just do their job, not try to do too much. Just like you said, if we have a guy who’s a back side of a buck sweep or something and we’re getting hit with it for 4 or 5 yards, don’t get over-anxious. And all of a sudden we’re getting hit with some kind of counter play off of that for 60. So it’s a discipline thing there.


Nate Albaugh: Yeah, absolutely, it’s important for all coaches to realize that the Wing-T, as you come into Wing-T week, it’s not a gimmick offense so don’t go looking for this magic way to stop it because you probably can’t find that magic way to stop it. Just focus on doing what you do well and you can be the Wing-T team the way you win most football games which is by sound defense, playing assignment football, knowing your responsibility in playing as a team and hustling to the football, forcing turnovers, game tackling, all the classic things of football. You just come in to that week and say “You know what? We’re going to outplay them. We’re going to play our defense to its fullest potential. We’re going to outplay them and we can beat them.” You don’t need a magic scheme to beat it. You just have to play good football.


Joe Daniel: Yeah and that’s what it comes down to; probably what comes down to every week. But definitely when you’re getting into a team that’s running this kind of attack, it’s even more important there.

Well Coach I think we’re going to end on that. Just a little update as far as Football-Defense.com, we’ve been continuing to update the site. I’ve so far been able to stick to the 2 posts a week. I’ve got 2 posts a week going on Football-Defense.com and 2 a week going on Football-Offense.com; which is a little tougher for me, I’ve got to make a lot of stuff up.


Nate Albaugh: I commend you on that.


Joe Daniel: Been keeping up with it though and it’s been a lot of fun. The offensive thing is really been kind of a new challenge for me as well and enjoying it there. But other than that; how about CheifPigskin.com?


Nate Albaugh: ChiefPigskin; you have to sign up now; you have to be a member of the newsletter to be able to view the videos. So I encourage everybody to sign up, it’s still free. You just have to be a member of the newsletter. If you want to learn more about defending the Wing-T, we haven’t had too many people talk in video-form of specifically stopping the Wing-T but one of the best ways to do is to learn more about the offense itself and what that offensive mind is thinking. A great resource to look up on ChiefPigskin.com is Dee-Mack High School in Illinois, running the Wing-T and they’ve got some videos in ChiefPigskin. Coach Linboom does a great job with it so definitely worth looking up.


Joe Daniel: Alright Coach, thanks. My name is Joe Daniel. We’ve been talking football here with Coach Nate Albaugh of ChiefPigskin.com and you’ve been listening to the Football Coaching Podcast.

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