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Schooling U: A Brief History of Counter

We wanted to run a five man pass protection against some elite defensive ends but we also wanted to run a guard-pull heavy gap scheme. Normally when you want to pull guards they’re the tall, lean lacrosse guys and the tackles are the big oafy throwers used for down blocks.

But when you run that scheme in high school, that means your tackles aren’t going to be the best at one-on-one pass pro. Pulling a tackle on the other hand, means that he is the faster of the linemen, the lacrosse type, and probably can play out in space on a four-star edge rusher.