The S2A Podcast
This 9 show series was published and distributed in partnership with the
The Surface to Air System. The co-founders of
The Surface to Air System shared their thoughts on RPO's, Spread Offenses, and overall offensive football, bringing our listeners inside their "football talk" as they go about
Episode 9: In
the final edition of the S2A Podcast, the topic is Part
3 of the 3 part mini-series on the evolution of the Air Raid, Air. Raid
Offense to Air Raid 3.0 and its full merger of Air Raid passes with the Zone Read Option - based run game. Rick and Rich discussed the attributes of a 3.0 Air Raid based offense: RPOs, Game planning based upon what works - an open philosophy, Pass/Run balance,
more motions formations and personnel group, The willingness to evolve, Streamlined communication and ID system, Introduction of S Call RPO Family, Laser focus of 4
Drop back schemes, Q.B. Autonomy with Front Door and Post-Snap decision making ability . Listen Now
In Episode 8 Rick and Rich continue to discuss the
evolution of the Air Raid attack. The is the 2nd podcast
of the mini-series, and takes the listener/coach to Air Raid
2.0 - with its more balanced run game, some RPO's ,
more screens, quicks, no-huddle, and some formational changes. Coaches Leach, Kingsbury, Kelly, Mazzone, Franklin, and Holgorsen
are among those credited with bringing about Air Raid
In Episode 7 of the Surface to Air System Podcast, Coach Hargitt begins a 3 part podcast series on the evolution of the Air Raid Offense.
The show starts with Air Raid 1.0. Air Raid 1.0 (the past) emphasized throwing the ball, not much in the run game, no RPO's,
and not much value on time management or balance. Air Raid 1.0 was started by Hal Mumme and Mike Leach.
In Episode 6 of the Surface to Air System Podcast the topic was The S2A 7 day Spring install.
Today Rich Hargitt will go into the "how's and "whys" of installing 95% of the Surface to Air System offense in Spring.
In Episode 5 of the Surface to Air System Podcast Coach Hargitt breaks down the S2A Snag route, a staple of the Air-Raid Quick game, and a S2A core concept in its RPO's.
Take a deep dive into the intricacies of this route concept and add it to your attack this Spring.Listen Now
In Episode 4 of the Surface to Air System Podcast Rich and Rick discussed a better way to do 7 on 7, it's called S27.
Next they get into the tenets of their new book: Game Practice System: An Innovative Restructuring of American Football Practices.
And they finish the episode by previewing their upcoming National RPO Clinic. Coaches can find out more about the
Clinic at www.nationalrpoclinic.com Listen Now
Episode 2 focused on the topic of Giving the QB the car keys to the Offense, with Rich and Rick
discussing "allowing your QB to have concept autonomy in the game". Rich then details
his "secret sauce" - the how's and why's he allows his HS QB to control the concept(s) within a game. Listen Now
In Episode 1, the topic was What is and isn't an RPO? Also addressed - why were the two called "Snake oil salesmen"? Listen Now
is a production of the Option Central website and
hosted by Option Guru Tony DeMeo
In Chalk Talk
DeMeo talked with Frank Lenti, Head Football Coach at
Mt. Carmel H.S. in Illinois. Coach Lenti, the
winningest coach in Illinois HS football history,
talks about his philosphy and the Split Back Veer
offense that he has run over over 3 decades. Listen Now
Chalk Talk Volume
DeMeo talked with Steve Weber, Head Football Coach at Bedford North Lawrence (IN) HS about the evolution of his Offense - from the Wing T, to the Flexbone, to the Spread and finally to the Triple Gun. Other topics include the critical role that off-season strength and conditioning plays in his approach to turning around and building a successful High School football program..Listen Now
In Chalk Talk Volume 1, Coach
DeMeo talked with Philip Haywood of Belfry, KY. Coach
Haywood, the winningest coach in Kentucky history, discussed the origins and evolution of his Offensive philosophy that is based on Option football and dissects his base formation - the Spread T.