Saga Tuitele - Inside Zone OL Fundamentals and Techniqueby Lauren's First and Goal
Army West Point's Offensive Line coach, Saga Tuitele, teaches the techniques and fundamentals that has helped Army's Inside zone run game.
Tuitele comes from The University of New Mexico, having served as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator. He previously was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where he led the Mustang offense to the top of the NCAA FCS charts in terms of points and yards. In Tuitele’s first season with New Mexico, the Lobos led the nation in rushing yards, rushing yards per game and rushing yards per carry, as well as rushes of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 yards. The Lobos also had two 1,000-yard rushers for the first time in school history in Teriyon Gipson and Tyrone Owens. Tuitele is a veteran of option offenses, having spent time at both Cal Poly and at Army coaching the offensive line. For those seven seasons at Cal Poly, Tuitele served as the offensive line coach. He was the co-offensive coordinator from 2009-2012, and the co- was removed from his title for the 2013 through 2015 seasons. Under Tuitele, Cal Poly led the FCS in rushing yardage from 2013-15, including averaging 387.3 yards per game in 2015. The Mustangs finished fourth in rushing in 2010, sixth in 2011 and third in 2012. Prior to Cal Poly, he served as the offensive line coach at Army under offensive coordinator Tim Walsh, whom he also coached with and played under at Portland State. Tuitele coached the defensive line at Portland State, helping the Vikings lead the Big Sky in total defense, rushing defense and scoring defense in 2004.