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8-Man Single Wing

This article was originally published on Direct Snap Football.

I would like to thank Adam for asking me to write this article for Direct Snap. Adam asked me to write about the switch to 8-man football and our 8-man single wing offense. We run the spin series almost entirely with some direct snap and buck lateral series as well. My first exposure to the single wing offense was during a football theory class at the University of Northern Iowa. Coach John Aldrich was our guest speaker and I’ll never forget going home after class and drawing up the plays to the disbelief of my roommates. Shortly after graduating from college I accepted a coaching and teaching job in Sigourney, Iowa where I spent 4 years as an assistant with Bob Howard at Sigourney-Keota, Iowa. After 4 years I moved to northern Iowa and accepted my first football head coaching job. I was taking over a program that had not won a game in 3 years (during my 4 years at Sigourney-Keota coach Howard had led the Savage Cobras to a 44-5 record and 1 state championship) with a group of seniors that had NEVER won a football game at any level of organized football dating back to 7th grade. Continue reading 8-Man Single Wing