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Direct Snap Double Wing Playbook

About 1998 I became very interested in researching the single wing and I was constantly searching the Internet looking for information on the offense. I was on a reference material hunt about this great offense, and having grown up in Menominee, MI, home of Coach Ken Hofer’s single wing, I wanted to learn more. In someways it became an obsession.

After collecting other direct snap books through inter-library loan, trading video tapes, bookmarking websites, I came to the realization that I needed an outlet for my newly acquired knowledge. In the summer of 2000, I threw my application into the local Pop Warner coaching circles in Green Bay, WI. To my surprise I was chosen as a head coach. I was expecting/hoping for an offensive coordinator position at best. I did not have a son playing, he was two years old at the time, nor did I play high school football, but I wanted to give coaching a try. I felt like it was my responsibility to show the Green Bay area that the single wing was alive.

This became more than a hobby of researching the single wing, it became the responsibility of a whole team of young players. I needed to figure out which version of a direct snap offense I wanted to use. After e-mailing back and forth with a few new coaching friends across the country I decided to give the direct snap, double wing with an unbalanced line offense a go. I figured I wanted to spread the work load around, so two wingbacks seemed the way to go. With the help of a coaching colleague and the Tierney and Gray book, The New Doublewing Attack, my 10 play offense was ready to go.


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Bruce Eien – Fat Single Wing & Stupid Sweep Video Playbook

Here are a few videos showing Coach Bruce Eien’s FAT Single Wing Offense and the infamous Stupid Sweep.  The first video is a compilation from 2006-2009 I believe.  The second video is from 2010.  And the third video is the Stupid Sweep.  Anyone care to add a little ‘FAT’ to their offense?  Great Stuff !!!

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Buffalo Power Series – Triple B Offense

This article was originally published on Direct Snap Football.  

I would like to thank Adam for asking me to write another article for Direct Snap. This is the second article I have written for this great website and I consider it an honor to be allowed to express my thoughts and ideas to all the great coaches that read this website. Adam asked me to write about the BUFFALO power series that I use in my offense which is a variation of the modern double wing. I added a direct snap component to my offense a few seasons ago and I am glad I did because of some scheduling and injury issues we had it saved us and allowed us to be competitive against several very tough opponents through out the years. I have developed this direct snap series in the Triple B a bit more because I feel the deep set TB allows us to utilize the direct snap more effectively then the traditional double wing does. 

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Spinner Direct Snap Double Wing

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Since my first year of coaching in 1990, I have experienced many ups and downs along the way. *I’ve only coached 9½ seasons over the past two decades.  The other years away from coaching were mainly due to health related issues, but I did get the opportunity to play some college ball in 1994 and 1995.  Despite not being on the field as much as I would have liked, I have scouted five seasons for some of the coaches I have befriended along the way.  I’ve also done some consulting.  Although football is a huge part of my life, I honestly believe that my own personal challenges have given me the perspective to see what I value most:  Christ, family, and finally football.  A day does not pass in which I am not working on something football related; all of the spare time has brought about some interesting ideas.  I’ve been lucky enough to use these ideas myself or find someone willing to try them out. Continue reading Spinner Direct Snap Double Wing