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Basics of the Go-Go Offense

with Brennan Marion,
College of William & Mary Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach;
former Howard University Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach;
Howard achieved the biggest upset in college football history in 2017 under Coach Marion when they defeated UNLV 43-40 in a game UNLV was 45.5 point favorites;
under Marion in 2018, Howard ranked 15th nationally in total offense, 16th in passing offense, 21st in scoring offense, and 4th in yards per completion;
invited to the 2019 NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit;
invited to the AFCA '35 Under 35' Leadership Institute;
in 2014, led Waynesboro Area HS (PA) to a division title and its first winning season in 22 years just one year after posting a winless record;
in 2013, led St. Patrick-St.Vincent Catholic HS to a playoff appearance following a 1-9 record the year prior to his arrival;
played two seasons at Tulsa and finished his career averaging 28.7 yards per reception (FBS record among players with at least 75 career receptions)

"Brennan Marion is the creator of the 'Go-Go Offense,' which he has run to success at every one of his coaching stops. In short, the Go-Go Offense is an uptempo one, specifically designed to run the ball downhill. It's about tempo and spacing, using multiple formations to get favorable match-ups to run the ball. Its main formation is aligning the QB in the shotgun with two backs on the same side of the QB. Contrary to popular belief, it's a big play offense predicated on chunk plays, which come from teams over-committing to stop the run." - Emory Hunt in The Athletic

The Go-Go offense has attracted the attention of football gurus around the country because of how Brennan Marion has used it to quickly turn around the programs he's coached during his budding career. In this video, Coach Marion teaches the fundamentals necessary to build the Go-Go offense as well as the coaching methods he has used in concert with the Go-Go in order to lead his teams to offensive success.

Go-Go Philosophy

Marion begins with an explanation of what the Go-Go offense is and how it has evolved through the years. He then goes into detail explaining the culture that he and his fellow coaches at William & Mary have worked to establish that helps each student-athlete develop not only as football players and athletes, but as a team. You'll get several excellent tips for team building, such as accountability partners, and hear Coach Marion give an overview of how a game week is designed to ensure players are ready to perform their best come game day.

Setting Up the Go-Go + Marion's Journey

Next, you'll observe the basic structure of the run and pass schemes that make up the Go-Go offense. Marion explains the advantages of the Go-Go and goes into detail about incorporating an option run scheme in the offense, which makes preparation very difficult for the opposing team. As an added bonus, Coach Marion gives pointers on transitioning from being a player to being a coach, as well as what it takes to be successful as a coordinator.

If you're interested in implementing the Go-Go offense, this video contains necessary program development insights and base concepts. Coach Marion shares excellent ideas on what it takes to build a championship offense!

48 minutes. 2020.

DVD
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ChampCoach Football Membership

Featuring over 420 full-length football coaching videos from an amazing collection of Hall of Fame, FBS, Conference & High School Championship-winning coaches such as: J.T. Curtis, Brick Haley, Ed Thomas, Paul Chryst, Dave Warner, Ed Warinner, Rick Stewart, Tony Alford, Mike Leach and many, many more!

Every Topic Covered!

Whether you're looking for adjustments to a new offensive or defensive system or scheme, tweaks to your players' skills and technique, or, in-depth ideas for practice planning and drills, ChampCoach contains all the valuable X&O's you need!

From the Unrivaled, Award-Winning Championship Productions Studios in Ames, Iowa!

If you are familiar with football coaching videos, then you are familiar with Championship Productions!
Championship Productions invented the instructional sport video in the 1970s and has been on the cutting-edge, featuring the most successful coaches on film, ever since! As wehave transitioned from VHS to DVD to instant stream videos, hundreds of thousands of football coaches all over the world have benefitted from the skills instruction, from in-depth demonstrations of systems, technique, drills and position-training concepts, and, from seeing how the best coaches in the world run their practices and enjoy consistent, hard-earned success.

Championship Productions has been long recognized as the world's leader in sport instructional videos and has been showered with numerous Telly Awards (the highest award in video programming) but most importantly, with praise and gratitude from coaches of football teams, atall levels of play, for all that we have allowed them to learn and subsequently, teach, to their teams for the past 40 years!

DVD
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Stalk Block & Tight End Conversions

with Matt Johns,
College of William & Mary Wide Receivers/Tight Ends Coach;
was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Virginia as a player;
finished his career ranked 11th on the program's career passing list and sixth in passing touchdowns

An underrated component of any team's passing game is its ability to block and run effective routes. You won't have much luck moving the ball if you can't create space on the field!

This video featuring, College of William & Mary's Receivers/Tight Ends Coach Matt Johns, dives into drills and skills that will make your pass catchers better at blocking and getting open down the field.

Stalk Blocking

Coach Johns provides a demonstration using practice and game footage of how stalk blocking is taught at William & Mary. He demonstrates the approach, posture, initial strike, and finish that are necessary to be an excellent blocker as a receiver or tight end. Johns also includes several drills that teach and reinforce the fundamentals of stalk blocking.

You'll learn how to coach your receivers to finish their blocks and avoid penalties, how to counter what defenders do to defeat stalk blocks, and get the Four Cone Mirror drill that ties all the elements of the stalk block together.

Pass Game Concepts and Individual Routes

Coach Johns continues by getting into some of the route concepts, releases, and individual routes used by the William & Mary coaching staff. You'll see several "conversion" concepts that allow receivers to adjust their routes based on what coverage they see. Johns diagrams each concept and gives key coaching points relative to how each read is taught, in addition to showing game footage of each concept to illustrate coaching points. Finally, Johns explains how he teaches receivers to release and get into their routes against a variety of defensive looks.

Tight end and receiver play is an art. This video featuring Coach Johns contains the stalk blocking and route running techniques your receivers will need to elevate their game to the next level!

58 minutes. 2020.

DVD
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Running Game for the Go-Go Offense

with Brennan Marion,
College of William & Mary Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach;
former Howard University Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach;
Howard achieved the biggest upset in college football history in 2017 under Coach Marion when they defeated UNLV 43-40 in a game UNLV was 45.5 point favorites;
under Marion in 2018, Howard ranked 15th nationally in total offense, 16th in passing offense, 21st in scoring offense, and 4th in yards per completion;
invited to the 2019 NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit;
invited to the AFCA '35 Under 35' Leadership Institute;
in 2014, led Waynesboro Area HS (PA) to a division title and its first winning season in 22 years just one year after posting a winless record;
in 2013, led St. Patrick-St.Vincent Catholic HS to a playoff appearance following a 1-9 record the year prior to his arrival;
played two seasons at Tulsa and finished his career averaging 28.7 yards per reception (FBS record among players with at least 75 career receptions)

"Brennan Marion is the creator of the 'Go-Go Offense,' which he has run to success at every one of his coaching stops. In short, the Go-Go Offense is an uptempo one, specifically designed to run the ball downhill. It's about tempo and spacing, using multiple formations to get favorable match-ups to run the ball. Its main formation is aligning the QB in the shotgun with two backs on the same side of the QB. Contrary to popular belief, it's a big play offense predicated on chunk plays, which come from teams over-committing to stop the run." - Emory Hunt in The Athletic

Brennan Marion, offensive coordinator at the College of William & Mary, breaks out into the specifics of the run game in his innovative Go-Go offense. You'll learn about Coach Marion's philosophies for running the wide zone within the Go-Go, as well as the "Right Formation" and its variances against 3- and 4-man fronts.

Wide Zone

A huge part of running an effective Go-Go offense is utilizing the wide zone play. Marion jumps into a series of game clips and walks you through successful and unsuccessful examples of running the wide zone in the Go-Go offense. He breaks down which players the quarterback must read pre- and post-snap in order to determine whether to hand the ball off or keep it. You'll also learn what running backs should look for upon receiving a hand-off as they aim to get vertical up the field.

Coach Marion also includes a segment geared toward how to change primary formations and reads in the red zone in order to be more versatile. This includes the quarterback going under center for a different look.

Right Formation

Once he's done breaking down game film, Marion moves to the whiteboard to diagram the "Right Formation" within his Go-Go offense. He breaks down the terminology they use at William & Mary in addition to the responsibilities of each player on the field. While the initial diagramming is done against a 3-man front, Coach Marion also includes a segment on what to change when the defense uses a 4-man look, allowing your team to be prepared for any situation.

If you're interested in running the Go-Go offense and want an in-depth breakdown on the wide zone, Coach Marion supplies everything you need in this video. The game film and whiteboard breakdowns are top-notch and are sure to help your program.

44 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Passing Game for the Go-Go Offense

with Brennan Marion,
College of William & Mary Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach;
former Howard University Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach;
Howard achieved the biggest upset in college football history in 2017 under Coach Marion when they defeated UNLV 43-40 in a game UNLV was 45.5 point favorites;
under Marion in 2018, Howard ranked 15th nationally in total offense, 16th in passing offense, 21st in scoring offense, and 4th in yards per completion;
invited to the 2019 NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit;
invited to the AFCA '35 Under 35' Leadership Institute;
in 2014, led Waynesboro Area HS (PA) to a division title and its first winning season in 22 years just one year after posting a winless record;
in 2013, led St. Patrick-St.Vincent Catholic HS to a playoff appearance following a 1-9 record the year prior to his arrival;
played two seasons at Tulsa and finished his career averaging 28.7 yards per reception (FBS record among players with at least 75 career receptions)

"Brennan Marion is the creator of the 'Go-Go Offense,' which he has run to success at every one of his coaching stops. In short, the Go-Go Offense is an uptempo one, specifically designed to run the ball downhill. It's about tempo and spacing, using multiple formations to get favorable match-ups to run the ball. Its main formation is aligning the QB in the shotgun with two backs on the same side of the QB. Contrary to popular belief, it's a big play offense predicated on chunk plays, which come from teams over-committing to stop the run." - Emory Hunt in The Athletic

The mesh wheel concept is vital to the success of Brennan Marion's Go-Go offense, and this video will give you an extensive look into how Marion uses it to keep defenses on their heels. Additionally, you'll learn the four tenets of the Go-Go that players must take to heart in regards to the offense and overall program, as well as drills for practice and QB traits to focus on when selecting or recruiting a quarterback.

Mesh Wheel Concept

The mesh wheel concept can be run from multiple formations, though Coach Marion prefers to run it in the traditional Go-Go look with two running backs in the backfield in order to provide the familiar run action look. You will get a breakdown that includes game film on passing out of the Go-Go, with focus on which players to read on the defense and how to react to different coverages. After several examples are shown, Marion moves to the whiteboard to further break down the mesh wheel concept and how to manipulate the defense.

4 Tenets of the Go-Go

The four main tenets of the Go-Go offense are:

  • Tempo
  • Together
  • Toughness
  • Technique

In order to build the culture that Coach Marion wants in his players, he discusses what to do during the spring and summer months to drive home major points of emphases that will contribute to the win column in the fall. These tactics include reaching players on a spiritual, mental, social, and emotional level outside of the traditional physical training associated with football.

Run Mesh Drills & QB Traits

Next, Marion includes run mesh drills that your team can utilize at practice. The great part about these drills are they incorporate run and pass reps all in one package, meaning teams with few players and little practice time can use them for maximum benefit.

Coach Marion rounds out the video by explaining what traits to look for in quarterbacks in order to run the Go-Go offense, as well as how he coaches quarterbacks by giving them a "target" to hit every day and treating them like a fellow coach.

This video will give you an essential piece of the passing game for the Go-Go offense. Coach Marion's breakdowns go into great detail in order to help you find what you need to succeed.

61 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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