Wade DeVries of Oakwood High School in Illinois started out as a Spread Offense guy but over time has evolved into a Wing-T specialist. Yes, you heard right. I know, it’s usually the other way around – many coaches go from under center to the shotgun and many from there to the Spread Offense. Coach DeVries spent a couple of years as Coach Albaugh’s Offensive Coordinator at Champaign Central and they had so much success that…well, now Devries runs the Wing-T. Much of what Oakwood does comes off Rocket motion and that’s the heart of his presentation.The Rocket based Wing-T. Check out the video here.
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Incorporate Spread Concepts
The plan that Coach DeVries incorporated into his Wing-T was influenced by the University of Oregon and Chip Kelly. Even though it looks like the traditional Under Center Wing-T, DeVries wanted to incorporate ideas from the Oregon offense. Those were:
- Give same repeated look (motion)
- Attack all areas of the defense with that look
- Inside (wedge), Off tackle (Belly), Outside (Rocket)
- Stretch field vertically (Play action) and Horizontally (Rocket)
- Make the defense defend 50 X 50
- Started with Rocket, Belly, Wedge, Play action pass, Quick
In the presentation DeVries goes over a step by step process on how the offense evolved and what and why was added. All in all it’s a great picture of patience. Young coaches can really learn from this video on not trying to do too much, too soon.
Coach DeVries is steadily building the Oakwood program and you won’t want to miss how he’s doing it. The Wing-T is a popular offense at the high school level and coaches will want to have this video in their library. Check out the video here.
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Coach L. Albaugh DBLITY
Coach Albaugh coached high school football in Illinois for 28 years. During that time he coached at every level and on both sides of the ball. He was the offensive and defensive line coach for four undefeated teams and was a defensive coordinator in his last 11 years, twice reaching the semi finals of the Illinois state playoffs.