|Double Wing Football Offense
Coach, I have purchased two books from you and I love 'em
both. I am a first year head coach at a first year program. Is
there any way I could call you sometime and ask a few
questions? I had asked this before but I deleted the email by
mistake. We are running the Double Wing exactly as you have it,
same terminology and everything. We started spring practice this
week. We are having an extended spring practice because we
can. I have been working with the offense for about 4 months in
this scheme. We are very familiar with Power, Counter, and
Wedge. We are getting ready to install Trap then Sweep.
Anyway, I have read the book about 4 times through, and I am
pumped about our scrimmage on may 4th.
Rayburn Greene: Head Coach, Citrus HS, FL
1st Year Program: Hey man, we won 20-0! I have to talk to you
about this game. I stayed pretty basic, running Power and Wedge
about 90% of the night. They were crashing both ends into the
backfield; I will have some Stack-I for them in the fall. They
were totally shocked as we continually moved the ball down the
field and scored on the first drive. Wedge was there all night!!!
If I had the Stack-I installed, I believe we could have moved
Power down a hole much better and really, really beat the crap
out of them. We also had a running clock the second half
because of the weather. I can't say enough thanks for your
system. I am getting ready to make a large purchase from you. I
also cannot wait to get my hands on the Double Wing Perimeter
book!! I will call this week. Thanks again.
Rayburn Greene: Head Coach, Citrus HS, FL
I have paged through them, it looks as if you did a pretty nice job
on them. I probably won't have time to read them thoroughly
front to back until after next season, but I did page through all
three, and nothing negative jumped out at me. They all seemed
to be well sited and very accurate and detailed, very good job.
Jason Mensing: Head Coach, Tecumseh HS, MI
Sorry about the delayed response, we just ended spring ball
Friday and had an all day passing tourney yesterday. Believe it or
not, we went undefeated and won it. Anyway, enough excuses.
Your books are outstanding! What a great job. I love the
collaboration of everyone's stuff, including your own. How you
break down everything and give your opinion makes a lot of
sense. I think you really have something special with your work.
I appreciate the credit for everything, you really took care of your
colleagues, something that seems to be rare these days. As far as
the highlight film, I had a lot of problems getting it to a DVD, my
editing system is a little dated. I will get it out to you by mid-
week at the latest. Also, let me know if there is anything else on
my website that you want. I will send it out with the highlight
film. Again coach, I can't tell you how impressed I am with your
Tim Murphy: Head Coach, Clovis East HS, CA
We ran the Double Wing last year on my older son's team - 6th
grade league in Edmond, OK. We went undefeated through the
regular season and lost in the finals 13 - 6. He is going to be in
6th grade this year (played up last year with this baseball team) so
we're going to implement the Double Wing this year on his new
team. Size and speed, throughout the team, may be an issue, so I
thought the Double Wing may be a good fit. I am the head coach
on my younger son's team which will 4th grade next year so
we're going to start them off on the Double Wing. We have a lot
of talent at most positions, and I like the Double Wing for this
group since it really doesn't feature anybody, at least that was my
experience. Your materials are excellent and easy to pick up. I
am looking forward to a great season.
Coach, I’ve been reading your Double Wing book. One hell of a
book, great job!!! Thanks
Coach Getts, Fort Wayne HS, IN
I recently ordered your Double and Single wing books. They
were real good with a lot of good info. I coach a 7th and 8th
grade Youth team in Madera, CA. We are a small town with a
small school. We run the Double Wing with great success. I
used the Rocket on occasion and found it to be a good series.
One game we faced a team that used a 2-6-3 defense; 2 lineman,
6 linebackers and 3 safeties. I they stuffed everything but the
Rocket. Also, we used a Rocket with an inside trap to the
fullback at the same time, that really confused them. Anyway
good luck on the next book.
Your Double Wing book was great. Keep up the good work.
I wanted to let you know that the season has started well. We
lost our first game due to fumbles and injuries, but recovered with
a win in our next game. In both games, the offense moved the
ball very well. In fact, I don't think that we have had a negative
play yet. The wedge looked real good first game and stayed
strong next game. With everyone healthy, we ran power and trap
very well second game. We scored the winning TD with 1:30 left
on 26 Counter- 50 yards for the score. After being a little
doubtful at first, I now love having the tight line splits, and the
kids have adapted very well. I also enjoy watching game film and
hearing the opposing coaches shout out "Watch the middle!!"
right before we run Sweep. I have to say it is a unique feeling
being a Double Wing coach- especially beating a team with wide
splits and I backs!
This book has been a great help for me in teaching my players the
proper way to run the Double Wing offense. I have never run
this offense before, but this book made it simple and effective.
We have not always been successful as a team. But when we run
our offense (this offense), it's a beautiful thing to watch. I only
have the players for one short season so it's hard to get it rolling,
but I can just imagine a team that uses this offensive scheme for
two or more years. Thanks for offering a "how to" on the
Double Wing system at such an affordable price. You made my
job look easy.
Thanks for your kind words. We are coaching a 10-12 y/o team
this year with 21 kids, total. Many of these young men (around
15) have never stepped foot on a football field; they are mostly
first-year guys. We are 1-2 so far and have some tough teams
left to play. Considering our lack of experience across the board,
we are doing okay. The Double Wing keeps those other offenses
off the field, and that helps us out a lot. Most of the other teams'
slowest player is faster then our fastest, so we really have to
coach. It is with your help and others across the country that
really help us to complete. I just wanted to say thanks so much
for your material, and good luck to you in the future. --Ground
Coach Scott Schmidt, Fallston Cougars, MD
Coach, I hope all is well. I just wanted to say thank you, and I
really enjoyed your books on the Double Wing and Single Wing
offenses. Being a Double Wing guy, I thought your book was a
great resource for vets and rookies alike. The Single Wing book
was strong introduction in a simple, yet very complex offense.
When are you going to release the Double Wing Perimeter book?
Thanks again for helping all us newbies. -Semper Fidelis.
Coach, I’m sorry for the delay; we are just getting in to season
here too. The draft is next week, and I will keep you posted as
the season progresses. I found both books very helpful to a new
Double Wing coach. There is a lot of information in regards to
different plays, the blocking for each, the rationale for each, and
how to use them in a series to present conflict to the defense.
Also, the drills look like they will be very useful too. I can't wait
to put my new knowledge to use next week!!! Thanks again.
Well Coach, I want to thank you for the Double Wing Books.
They have helped me a lot. I will also be interested in the
Defense books that you are finishing up. I will let you know what
happens soon with the offense. We have not played yet in
Switzerland do to the bad weather, but I think we will finally be
able to have our first game this coming Sunday. I will fill you in
on what happens. Thanks again for the books. They have really
helped me understand the Offense better and made it easy for me
to teach my guy's. Great Work!!!! God Bless!
Delmus Pinkston: Head Coach, AFC Luzern Lions, Switzerland
I wanted to drop you a note of thanks. I have enjoyed both of
your books. The publishing book has made me “get off my tail”
and start to write again. Thanks for that! I may be a head coach
next year (middle school). So I am thinking about using the
Double Wing scheme. I am in the deep south (football is serious
business around here), and I am looking for a program that will
turn a 2-4 program around. In any event, I like your attitude and
appreciate your work.
I have been planning on writing you to let you know how our
season went. I coached a 5th/6th grade team this year. I have
coached at middle school level and assisted on varsity. My son
wanted to play tackle football through in a local league two years
ago. I never intended to coach him, but when we tried to get him
on a team with some of his friends last year, we were told that
there was not room, but that coach was hoping I could coach a
team with some other kids that were interested in playing that he
did not have room for. It did not take long for me to realize that I
got all the kids that he had not already cherry picked. We were 3-
4 last year as one of the least experienced teams in the league
which I thought was a good year since we beat everyone we
could reasonably have beaten. I was looking forward to this year
and to have some experienced players returning. While I got
some good talent back in the backfield, all my line from last year
had moved up. I take the kids that come to me as opposed to
some of the coaches that spend the whole year recruiting and
cherry picking. In fact, one of the other coaches lured away my
top lineman. He would have been the anchor of my line, but
ended up as a backup on the other team. Suffice it to say that I
wound up with the smallest line in the league and most of them
were also slow and non-aggressive (although they improved
throughout the year). I studied the DW all year with your
materials, some of Wyatt's videos, got game film from some high
schools and even went to see Clovis East play. The DW did not
disappoint me. Only one team ever really shut our offense down
and they were overwhelmingly large. I bet their D line averaged
150 pounds and were quick as cats. One kid was 180 plus, had
more hair on his legs than anyone on my coaching staff and could
just flat MOVE. My O line averaged about 110 pounds, were
mostly slow and one of my guards was about 80 pounds sopping
wet but he is one of those "don't take no for an answer" kind of
kids who would get it done (you gotta love those). We faced
similar size mismatches during the year and still moved the ball.
We won several games in the last five minutes by putting together
a consistent drive down the field. Then, there's defense. The
GMP does let your kids maximize their ability, but when you are
so outmatched on size and speed and only have 4-5 kids that
have any kind of defensive mindset, there's only so much you
can hide on the defensive side of the ball. So, our offense had to
serve as the biggest part of our defense. Regardless, of the hand
we were dealt, we ended the regular season 4-2 and seeded 4th
out of 9 going into the playoffs. The first team we played was
one of the teams we lost to in the regular season when I had four
two-way starters (3 of them linemen) out of town. We still only
lost that first game 21-6. In the playoff game, we were up 20-8
mid way through the third quarter. The offense was doing great
and the defense was bending without breaking against a team with
two running backs bigger than any linebacker I had. Then, within
three plays of each other, my two top defensive players (a
linebacker and an end) went down. They were also my two
starting wingbacks. They were each others backups on defense.
It killed us. The other team scored a touchdown on us and then
we put together a beautiful drive that put us 4th and 1 on their 3.
We had already burned them on the no-play and they weren't
buying it anymore. I thought they were expecting a wedge and
their tackles were so much bigger and stronger than my front
three that I was not confident in running it, so I called the power
but they stopped it (one of the few times they did all day.) I still
kick myself for not calling the jet sweep. Anyway, they scored
again, making it 21-20 with 5 minutes left and two time outs. I
was licking my lips as we had been there before and the kids
were used to performing when they had to and even with the
backup wings in, they could not stop us from driving. However,
on the kickoff my backup return guy bobbled the ball and the
other team recovered. They ended up scoring again and we lost
it 27-20. It was a hard loss and the only game that I think we
should have won and didn't. Regardless, the kids had a great
time this year and loved running the double wing. (One of our
parents who was running chains on their sideline told me after the
game that their defensive coordinator was yelling at their players
and they told him "we can't tell who has the ball." The coach
screamed "then just tackle everybody.") I also thought you
would get a kick out of knowing that the head coach of one of the
teams we beat asked if since my son was moving on to 7th grade
ball at his school if I would teach him everything I know about
the offense. He also basically offered me the offensive
coordinator job if I wanted to coach next year. So, one way or
another, the double wing has "infected" this league and I will
enjoy watching what it does to the spread-minded coaches in the
future. As far as what I learned, I found that with our slow, non-
aggressive tackles it sometimes worked better to not pull them.
We faced a 4-4 front with a nice gap between the 3 and 7
techniques that it worked better to pull just the guard and do a
direct handoff to hit the hole faster. I put the wing on the outside
backer, and dropped the tight end to the inside backer. I also put
in a quick 16/17 keeper our last game versus a 4-4 that just used
straight power blocking (double down on the tackle with the
guard and tackle, drop the tight end down on the middle backer
and kick out the end with the fullback. It's basically your power
keeper without pulling the backside. After tons of power, sweep
and jet sweep, they get used to a slower developing play and
obviously get more cautious. When they read a Liz motion, see
the QB open to the right, but there is not a wave of humanity
pulling in either direction, they tend to do a double take and sit
still long enough for the QB to have 3-4 yards before they
realized what's happened. It worked well in series with the jet
sweep. Other than that, I stayed pretty much with the core
double wing plays and was glad I did. I appreciate all your help
and if I am involved with any other double wing teams in the
future I will be sure to keep you posted.
Like all of your books, I found "Advanced Concepts" to be very
well-organized. What has impressed me about your writing is the
way it is always easy to comprehend and the way the entire thing
"flows". Along with that, the quality is top notch as well. The
first book that I bought on the double-wing was Jack Gregory's
book "Youth Double Wing". That was very difficult to follow.
Eventually, I found it to be helpful, and I think he had a lot of
great ideas - but it was in need of a good editor. I felt that it kind
of jumped from thought to thought and because of that, it was
not as immediately helpful as it could have been. What I have
found when reading your books is that I can read it and start
applying it to our team's situation RIGHT THEN!
I will also say that for me, I received "Advanced Concepts" at the
perfect moment. We were having a slight crisis on our team
because I wanted to run the Single Wing this year - primarily
because I had read your Single Wing book over the summer and
watched youtube highlights of the full spin series. I still believe
there is NO WAY that a youth defense (ages 10-11 on my team)
would ever consistently stop that offense if you executed it well.
Anyway, I have previously emailed you and asked your opinion
about running the Single Wing with a balanced line - because that
is what my 2 assistants wanted to do. The unbalanced line scared
them a lot. And this is just what "Advanced Concepts" brought
to our team - a merging of these 2 great ideas in the Single Wing
& Double Wing. For my part, I skipped the Veer section. I will
read it sometime in the future, but the die is cast for this season,
and we are going Double Wing, with a little Single Wing mixed in.
After completing "advanced concepts" I went back and bought
your other 2 double-wing books. I wish I had found those first
before any of the other double wing information I have. I really,
really appreciate the way you have done your research on the
thoughts surrounding these offenses and then put together a
comprehensive book. I have about 8 different double wing
coaching videos and numerous books. If I had found your books
first, I could saved several hundreds of dollars. As this point I am
reading "The Perimeter Game", having completed "The Double
Wing Offense". Anyway, all of your books are well written,
concise, and just so practical - as I read them I feel like I am kind
of having a conversation with another coach on our team and
considering how we'd install this with our team.
Well, I hope I am not heaping too much praise on you...but from
my perspective it is very well deserved. There is no other coach
in our league running anything like this - they are all running the
basic I-formation, pro set, or wishbone. No one seems to have
any idea what we're up to - so it has been a great help to me to
have your books to rely on. The 2 guys that are helping me
coach were extremely worried about the Single Wing and just a
hair more confident in the double-wing...until we had our first
scrimmage this week. Our first three plays in the scrimmage
were Single Wing 26 Power, those 3 plays went for 7-8 yards
each time. In a game, I would have ran it a 4th time, but I
wanted to see how the defense would react to the Counter at that
point...we ran the Counter with our slowest WB, and he ran
untouched the length of the field. We had similar success all
night - so, they were much more confident in it after that.
But having books like yours is a big help for a stranded youth
coach like myself. First, it gives me a framework of how to
install this offense, and just as important, it gives you a little
courage to argue for this offense and to stand up for it. As I
know you have experienced, people look at you funny when you
start setting these kids up in this weird formation...and you have
to have a little confidence to see it through.
Anyway, thanks for the new book of "Advanced Concepts" but
thanks really for all of the books you have written - and for all of
the time that went into researching the information in the books.
I have purchased 3 books from Robert McAdams: "Double
Wing", Double Wing Perimeter Game, and "Single Wing". All
three books use the same easy to read format. They are an
overview of each offense complete with solid research. I would
recommend these books to anyone who wants to learn more
about these offenses. They are a great resource.
I've been a football coach for 22 years in Nebraska, 14 of them
as a head coach. What I like most about Coach McAdams'
philosophy to football is his analytical aspect of the game. I've
never seen someone research more before publishing a book. It's
not just theory, it's practical, proven successful experience. He is
selling you something you can use tomorrow to turn your
program around. His books are worth several times more than he
charges. Try one of his books... You'll buy all of them, I know I
did. Thanks Coach McAdams.
Greg Hansen: Head Football Coach, South Sioux City HS, NE
I have been a double wing high school coach since 2007. Both of
Robert's double wing books are very valuable to me. They both
are good synopsis of the double wing offense. He does a good job
of explaining the offense by examining the development of the
offense from the coaches who have gone before him. He has a
good understanding of the nuances within the double wing and I
often use the book, when I have a question or a problem that
A little bit about myself. Originally from Southwest Louisiana.
Was a walk-on at LSU in 84-85. Served in the Army for 12
years, coached from Semi Pro, youth, pop warner, jr high, High
School, D III College, and I am now back into the Semi Pro
ranks as a Head Coach. ALSO - I am a huge Double Wing
Disciple! I have ran it for years - with some moderate success.
I am a personal friend of Hugh Wyatt and have been to a couple
of his seminars. I also read almost everything I can get my hands
on - as I TRULY believe any coach worth his weight in salt must
continue to keep his word sharp and be willing to continue to
learn. For it's when we know everything is when we fail!
On this note - I just wanted to drop you a line and say I am
reading your book "The Double Wing Offense Book" - and I
truly feel by far, you have made things more concise, clear, and
easy to understand than anyone else i have ever read or studied,
And this means Callande, Hugh, Murphy, Markham, and
Valloton. And as much as I love Hugh - his teaching methods
and/or his book - well lets just say he's NOT a writer!
Great product! And because you make things so sensible and
clear, I will be looking for more of your products!
Coach Lee Dugas
Just had one of our coaches hand me your Double Wing book,
we started running it this past season and loved it. You did a great
job of explaining the "why" of things and I appreciate your
viewpoints. Next season our we plan on getting a little deeper into
the DW than we did this year. We don't match up well personnel
wise with the teams we play, and the DW has allowed us to take
a big step forward with out program. Will you be speaking at any
clinics this year? I saw you spoke at the DW clinic last year. Let
me know. Thanks for the insight. I will be ordering your strength
books as soon as school gets back into session. Let me know if
you will be speaking at any clinics this winter/spring.
Brad Hudson Jr.: DC, North Knox HS, IN
Coach, I received the books from you that I ordered. Thank you
very much. I have already read the double wing book and I am
half way through the perimeter game book. I have been running
the double wing since 2001 and I am just looking at different
ways others are running it. I like some of the different blocking
schemes you present and some different auxiliary plays. We are
a 2A school of about 540 students 70 miles north of Spokane.
Some of the better teams in our area are having some success
"ramming" the defensive lineman to our motion. I am looking for
some ways to make teams pay for that tactic. I am also intrigued
by the spin offense that seems to be a good meld to the double
wing. Also, I wanted a background in the single wing, so I can't
wait to get into your book on that.
Randy Cornwell: Head Coach, Colville HS, WA
I've been through your book on the double wing and I really liked
it. We are quite similar in that we both are interested in using
contrarian schemes to help us compete with bigger teams. I have
already collected material from Jerry Vallotton, Tim Murphy,
Hugh Wyatt, and Don Markham. I liked how you discussed the
differences between Markham, Wyatt, and Murphy. I was quite
pleased to see you give a description of Murphy's Fullback Draw,
which I want to install for this upcoming season. I had also been
searching for a wedge counter and was relieved to finally see it on
paper. It was definitely worth the price I paid, and I would
definitely recommend your books to others. I don’t have the
Defensive books read yet, but I'll let you know when I do. I'm
more of an offensive man, so defensive books take more time for
me to digest. I look forward to buying your single wing book in
the future because it is something I am interested in toying around
with as well.
Your Double Wing book is great; you really break things down to
the basics. I don't see why many coaches feel the need or desire
to put their kids through The NFL Experience with an NFL-style
playbook. The poor kids, more often than not, suffer for their
coaches' desires through losing seasons. Your book is an
excellent addition to anyone's library, especially if that coach has
material from Markham and Vallotton. I'd like to exchange some
ideas with you about Double Wing football in the future. Thanks
for making a valuable contribution to a great game.
My 3rd-4th grade double-wing team in CT went 7-1, only DW
team in the league (or "that freakin' wedge team" as we're
commonly called). Scored 171 points and allowed 49. Mostly toss
power, with some wedge, and counter added to keep 'em off
balance. I will be coaching the 4th-6th grade team next year, so it
will be interesting to teach older kids the DW concepts.
Annapolis High School finished 6-4. 2nd straight playoff
appearance in the schools 50 year history. We fortfeited the
season due to lack of interest back in 2002 and we started
Olympic lifting this year. We broke offensive (DW) records and
Casey Ruthenberg: Head Coach Annapolis HS, MI
I liked the simplicity of the explanations, but yet it was very
thorough and organized. As a newbie to the Double Wing, I
learned a lot more of the terminology that the various Double
Wing gurus used which were the same plays, but termed
differently. It was absolutely worth the money....I wish that it
would have been the first Double Wing item I had ordered. It
would have guided me into which direction to go. I think the
thing I liked was the combining of the various gurus into a simple
to read explanation. You know, I have watched so many videos
and read so many playbooks that after while it gets confusing to a
newbie. I highly recommend this book to all coaches, I believe it
is a great book which explains the overall idea of the Double
Wing Offense. After reading this book, I believe I know what
direction I want to go in regards to terminology and organization.
Jeffery Cobb: Head Coach, West Vigo HS, IN
(Taken From Double Wing For Dummies, Posts By Coach Weidner)
I have read it twice, I love his perspective. You can definitely
learn from it. It's well done and well worth the money. I like the
way he looks at things and he has a couple things in their we plan
on looking at. I am now looking over the defensive manual.
I am really satisfied with both the Gap-Man Pressure and Double
Wing books. I have coached the Double Wing at the youth level
(both 12-13 and 8-9) for the past 8 years. I have purchased at
least 6 different systems and yours had many new insights. I
have Vallotton's book - that was my first introduction to the
Double Wing. I then purchased Wyatt's playbook and all his
tapes. I have also purchased Markham's tapes. I agree with you
that the linemen are the key. I have had trouble with pulling and
usually left that up to my assistant coaches. I plan to coach the
line myself this year as you suggest. I think you have explained
the walling-off of defenders better than others have done. I also
like your simple line calls.
I just finished going over your book on the Double Wing, and I
thought it was well done. It was very easy to read and
understand the concepts. As for new stuff, I liked the attack of
the Bear front. We see a lot of 9 man fronts, and this should be
helpful. Along with that, the Domino call to get the line blocking
back was good. The key thing for me is that I’ve been running
the Double Wing successfully at the high school level for nine
years. I, like you, want to keep up with what’s out there in the
Double Wing and find any new innovations. Seeing how others
do things helps me evaluate what I’m teaching and help find if
there is a better way to get in done. Your book reinforced a lot
of what I’m doing, so that’s good. It also showed me a few new
wrinkles which will make us a better offensive team, I hope. I
would recommend your book for someone interested in the
Double Wing and wanting to understand the offense. You do a
good job presenting the information so it is easy to understand.
I really enjoyed your book. It will give any coach, beginner or
seasoned exactly what he needs to install this offense. I am a Jr.
High coach at a Catholic school in Waukegan Illinois. We play 8-
Man so I was looking for additional material to adapt to our
game. I have been the varsity coach for the last four years and
have struggled the first three offensively. Last year I installed an
8-man version of the Double Wing and we went 5-2 and
averaged 29 points per game. Both losses were to the
Conference Champs by one and two TD’s, respectively. I have
become a true believer in the Double Wing, and I am looking to
take us to a new level. I was particularly interested in your
blocking schemes as well as your hurry-up with the wrist plans.
Both losses were close and a hurry up version could of helped
us. Your book is an easy read and based on your format, is also
easy for quick reference. It is one of the most inexpensive
materiel's I have found in which I can greatly appreciate. Based
on your recommendation's, I will be purchasing some of Hugh
Wyatt's material. I would like to thank you for your contributions
to the offense, and I assure you it will assist me going forward
this coming season.
Your Double Wing book is a good read. Well worth the money.
I'm a coach that is always looking for more insight on the Double
Wing. I definitely found it in your book.
I have purchased and read the book you put out on the double
wing offense and the coaches guide to strength training. I found
them to be of very high quality in the writing and instruction.
While I am curious to see how some of the plays work (Running
the Toss pulling both guards with full speed motion, and three
pullers on a trap play) the information is presented in a clear and
easy to understand manner that is very accessible even to those
who have little or no knowledge of football or this offense. I do
think that the materials were worth the money and I am looking
forward to purchasing the Single Wing book and perhaps the
Defensive books as well. I would recommend these materials not
just to coaches interested in the Double Wing but for those who
want to understand football better in general. One of the things
that I liked was that you explained the differences in the systems
of Markham, Wyatt, Murphy, and Vallotton. And that was very
helpful and informative. I also liked that you included some of
Calande’s ideas. And the Wedge series was one that I will be sure
to include in my offense. I have increased my knowledge of the
Double Wing and weight training greatly. This helps me a lot
because I am a football coach at the varsity level and a strongman
competitor looking to help me and my athletes get stronger. I am
very impressed with your materials and no-nonsense approach to
writing. Like yourself, I own many of the materials from those
involved with this offense and would like to say that your
materials are on par with the others that are out there. Keep up
the good work.
MN Class 4A State Runner-Up, St Thomas Academy Cadets
I've purchased and read 3 of your books so far, and I have found
the Coach's Guide To Sport Specific Strength Training book to
be the best. The Double Wing and Gap Man Pressure books
were good, but your Strength Training info was very good. I
coach youth football at the 14 year old level and used elements of
your pressure defense this season. We went 9-2, but lost in our
championship game to a strong veer team. We also run the
Double Wing. I'm very interested in your fat-loss book. I will be
purchasing your next book as soon as its ready. My boy is now
16 and trying to get ready for his senior season. Thanks
Always good to hear from you. Thanks for the input on your
current projects. One of the things that I love about the game is
the endless variation and variety that a coach can get into, always
fascinating. Anyway, I am looking forward to reading your
latest, you have the great gift of expressing yourself in a clear and
concise manner, making complex subject matter easy to follow
and a joy to read. I am a "contrarian" myself, and love to explore
new and different aspects of our great game. Will keep in touch-
Thought you would be interested in this, we are usually a G-
defensive team, but Friday night played about 40% in the Gap
Man Pressure Defense. We defeated a team that had not lost a
game in 2 years, and they were 2-0 coming into the game. We
sacked their quarterback 4 times, recovered 2 fumbles, and got 2
interceptions, all while playing the Gap Man Pressure Defense.
The Double Wing worked to perfection, and we won 40-13. A
great night and win for our program. I did use the Gap Man
Pressure right out of the book you sent, and I will
continue to use it the rest of the season as part of our overall
package. Thanks again for the materials they were great!!
Jack Tourtillotte: Head Coach, Boothbay Region HS, NY
I have to say I love your books on the Double Wing. I have used
them this past season here in the Swiss B league, and I have had
some very positive results. We were able to gain respect from
other teams, and they even asked us questions about this strange
offense. Remember, most of my guys (90%) have never played
football before, so this offense was the perfect fit. Although we
did not win many games this season, we were very competitive.
Now I have bought your GMP and 25/50 defensive books and
love them too. We will use the GMP as our main defense and
look into advancing to 25/50 when they all understand football a
little better. Remember, these are adult men and not kids, but
they love the sport and they love the Double Wing Offense. They
know with more practice we will start to give it to these teams
over here and move up from the B league to the A league.
Thanks again for the well written books, and I will keep you
informed on how they take to the defenses.
Delmus Pinkston: Head Coach, AFC Luzern Lions, Switzerland
To Coach Jones (Estill Co, KY)…
We beat Mason, last night, Varsity 40-8; JV 30-12. They came
to me in 2nd quarter and asked for a short halftime and running
clock in 2nd half. Wedge, Belly, and Trap!! We ran trap versus
odd and even fronts for huge gains. Against 4-4, we just cross
block it with center leading and left guard trapping the right DT.
We scored on 12 Belly Pass. Once that playside LB starts
coming forward to try and stop Belly, the short dump to TE is
wide open or (flat to wing). My kids REQUESTED to run
sprints at halftime!!! They are now officially a DW, psycho-
twisted unit of madmen. Thanks again for the clinic. It was
worth triple the price. If you need me to write a letter for
promotional purposes, just let me know!!!
Brian Turner: OC, Morgan County HS, KY
I cannot thank you enough for the creation of this book on the
Double Wing offense. Once again, you did what you do best; get
knowledge and research from the founding fathers and best
coaches in the nation, take out all of the guesswork, and present it
in an easy to understand so it can be installed with the least
amount of talent available. You are very truthful in your book;
this offense can help you succeed when nothing else will. Your
segment on "Playing In Space" is one of the best articles on
philosophy and scheme that I have read IN MY LIFE. The best
thing about this book is you understand what teams go through
with lack of resources or depth, and still give these teams a
chance to compete week after week, year after year. We will be
using your book to help revive a team that has won 2 games the
last three years; 0-10 the last two seasons. I am confident that
with an effective strength, speed, and conditioning program
(which I already am bringing with me) and your book, we will
turn this program around IMMEDIATELY; you are doing a
tremendous job! I will keep you updated; please continue to
create great work.
William Harrell: Offensive Coordinator, Butler HS, GA
I received your book yesterday, Coach. Great stuff - really like
your style of presentation, it's given me a few fresh approaches to
the system. Hopefully our kids can make the Southern Finals this
Sunday on the strength of the DW.
Coach, we won our 2008 opener, 48-19. We had 518 yards
rushing and 0 yards passing... I will call this week and give you
the details. Hope all is well man.
Rayburn Greene: Head Coach, Citrus HS, FL
Just wanted to let you know about our teams success after we
implemented the Double Wing Football Offense from your book.
Last year was our first year with this group of young players, 3rd
grade, and we did not have a whole lot of success. We had happy
players and parents but were not successful in the win column 1-
7. This year, 4th grade, we were lucky to have most of last years
team return and we picked up some nice new athletes. We went
with the Double Wing Football Offense from your book and are
proud to say we had a perfect 10-0 season winning the
championship game this last weekend. Thanks for the email help
you also gave me it was much appreciated. Looking forward to
picking up another one of your books for next year.
2008 Season Update: Hey Rob, I just want to update you on the
season. We are now 9-1 and ranked 4th in the state of
Kentucky. We are the number 1 rushing team in the state with
over 3,900 in the regular season, averaging almost 50 points a
game. We are ranked in almost every category of team offense
and defense. We have two backs over 1,000 yards and one with
over 800. We are starting the play-offs this week.
Thanks again for your impact from 3 years ago that is still being
felt in Estill County, Kentucky.
Mike Jones: Head Coach, Estill County HS
I recently ordered all 6 of your books. I am a huge Double Wing
fan. It is what we believe in. I have read most of the stuff out
there, and I have found yours to be right at the top. Thanks for
the very good job with those books. We needed something that
we believed in on defense (similarly to the Double Wing
on offense). I think we are going to run your gap-man-pressure
or 25/50 defense. This is was our first year here. They were 2-7
last year in a smaller conference. This year we moved to a larger
conference and finished 6-5. Made the playoffs and won one
game. We felt the reason we turned things around were because
of 2 main things: 1) Starting Weightlifting and 2) the Double
Wing Offense. Otherwise it may have likely been another 2 win
season. Personally, I felt the two things that got us into trouble in
the few games we lost were 1) we needed prior weightlifting to
become even better physically and 2) I needed to be more patient
with my play calling and just stick with the Double Wing core
plays more. Thanks again.
Bryant Brenner: Head Coach, Eau Claire Regis HS, WI
I coach at Llano HS in Texas (3A west of Austin). We just got
beat in the second round after people predicted us to finish 5th in
district. We run the Slot-T and have rushed for over 4,000 yards
the last two seasons. I have bought two of your strength and fat
loss books and enjoyed them. Tonight I just ordered both double
wing books for my “smash mouth” enjoyment. I have a lot of
Hugh Wyatt and Murphy’s, so I have been studying for a while.
There a lot of similarities between the Slot-T and the Double
Wing. There are 2 things I really like about the Double Wing, the
Power play, and the rules are very simple for offensive lineman.
The Slot-T is a great offense, but can be very complex
offensively for linemen. There are a lot of exceptions to the
Jimmy Thomas: Head Coach, Danbury HS, TX