Download University of Oregon 2004 Kick Return PDF

TitleUniversity of Oregon 2004 Kick Return
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KICKOFF RETURN AXIOMSKICKOFF RETURN AXIOMS

1. 1. We We will will alwaysalways huddlehuddle on the sideline in front of our bench prior to on the sideline in front of our bench prior to every return.every return.

2.2.  Never disperse  Never disperse to your position beto your position before our opponent’s kicking fore our opponent’s kicking team team breaksbreakstheir huddle Goodtheir huddle Good
alignment - key the ball!alignment - key the ball!

3.3. Prior to the kick Prior to the kick , determine the direction of the kick by identifying which , determine the direction of the kick by identifying which direction the threads ondirection the threads on
the ball are facthe ball are facing. ing. The angle, spacing and approacThe angle, spacing and approach of the the kicker will also deh of the the kicker will also determine thetermine the
direction of the kick. direction of the kick. The depth of the front line depends on how deep the baThe depth of the front line depends on how deep the ball is kicked.ll is kicked.

4.4. Front line,Front line, “Don’t leave “Don’t leave early.” early.” (Be alert (Be alert for an on side for an on side kick.) kick.) See the ball See the ball kicked prior to kicked prior to leaving.leaving.

5. 5. We can reWe can recover the ball once it leacover the ball once it leaves the kicker’s foot.ves the kicker’s foot. It does not have to travel 10 yardsIt does not have to travel 10 yards beforebefore
we can we can recover it. recover it. After the After the ball travels 10 ball travels 10 yards then our yards then our opponents can legally opponents can legally recover it.recover it.

6. 6. Never Never be be offside.offside. Always block above the waist!Always block above the waist!

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7.7.  Never clip! Never clip! Move your feet so you can Move your feet so you can get your body in proper pget your body in proper position and anticipate your man turning.osition and anticipate your man turning.

If there is any doubt that If there is any doubt that you might clip your man it is better that he makes the tackle than to you might clip your man it is better that he makes the tackle than to clip him andclip him and

loose 15 yards plus loose 15 yards plus any additional yards we gained on the any additional yards we gained on the return.return.

8.8. Front line avoid the ballFront line avoid the ball - let it go through.- let it go through.

9. 9. Each mEach man has an assignment - man has an assignment - move quickly to your blocking area.ove quickly to your blocking area. Define where theDefine where the

 ball is kicked ball is kicked and maintain proper leverage on the man you’re blocking.and maintain proper leverage on the man you’re blocking.

10.10. Always stay with your man.Always stay with your man. If youIf you maintain contactmaintain contact and run with him and run with him the returner the returner can advance the can advance the ballball

 past him. past him. Sustain your block.Sustain your block.

11.11. Timing is a “MUST” for good execution.Timing is a “MUST” for good execution. When we use doubWhen we use double team schemes timing is absolutelyle team schemes timing is absolutely

critical.critical.

12.12. Wedge CaptainWedge Captain get quick reading for get quick reading for calls. calls. Yell loud and clYell loud and clear, “GO” ear, “GO” ..

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UP BACKSUP BACKS - align same as Wedge return.- align same as Wedge return. Right Up back Right Up back - Locate- Locate L1L1. . Drop baDrop back ck to theto the 12 yd line12 yd line. Kick . Kick 

out block on L1.out block on L1.

Left Up back Left Up back - Locate- Locate L2L2. . Drop Drop back back to theto the 15 yard line15 yard line. . Kick Kick out out block block on on L2. L2. (NOTE: (NOTE: You You will will doubledouble

team team with with the the Right Right End.)End.)

SAFETIESSAFETIES - align the same as Wedge return.- align the same as Wedge return.

Safety not receiving the ball, look to Safety not receiving the ball, look to the right and block the right and block any man trailing or chasing the ball carrier (usuallyany man trailing or chasing the ball carrier (usually

R3). R3). If no threat then “run the rIf no threat then “run the return” as if you had the ball eturn” as if you had the ball and look for a scraper or saand look for a scraper or safety.fety.

Safety receiSafety receiving the ball, make sure you catch and secure the ball first. ving the ball, make sure you catch and secure the ball first. Start to the middle and then weaveStart to the middle and then weave

 between the double team blocks on L3 and L2. between the double team blocks on L3 and L2.

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