The Run and Shoot Passing Game -The GO Route

by Jim Glover
The Run and Shoot Passing Game  -The GO Route


The Run and Shoot offense terrorized the football world through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. It set records, amassed yards, and scored points at a pace that made defensive coaches shudder. Names like Mouse, June, and John were spoken regularly by coaches attempting to either stop or emulate this offense. The play of Moon, Kelly, Brennan, and Chang were the aspiration of many high school players. Since the late 1990s the offense has disapated in its true form. The concepts created and executed by these coaches and players however became a standard part of the game, but under a different guise. Recently, there has been an ember glowing that has brought the true version of offense back to life. The XFL and success of the University of Hawai'i has put the offense back on the market.

This course will give the basic information needed to run the offense. It also has modern day applications versus the split field coverage many spread team will see. Common route packages such as; Go, Choice, Hook, and Streak/Switch are covered. The different variations as well as coaching points are provided. I hope you enjoy the material.


The Coach

Coach Glover has 34 years of coaching experience. He has coached on the high school, college, and international levels. He began his coaching career in 1985 in west Tennessee as a high school coach. Coach Glover has written for and been interviewed by several coaching magazines on the subject of offensive football. He has spoken at the American Football Coaches Association Convention and he is a member of the Program Committee of this same organization.

As a high school coach his teams have been regulars in the advanced rounds of the TSSAA playoffs. Also, he has also been part of several district/regional championships. While as an offensive coordinator at Lambuth University in Jackson TN, he saw his teams become nationally ranked every year, win a conference championship, and participate in the national playoffs. On the international level he was part of a professional staff that coached the national runner-up Uppsala 86ers (Sweden) and the National Champions U19 86ers.

Glover has long been recognized as a teacher of the game. His teaching methods have enabled his players to reach their goals. As a college coach he has aided his players to many All Conference and All American honors. Two of his players reached their ultimate football goal of playing in the NFL and several others signed contracts with other professional leagues. Over the 24 years he has spent on the high school level many of his players have gone on to play college football. Eight of the past eleven QBs Coach Glover instructed have moved on to the college ranks. 

Ratings and Reviews (2)

Lee Jackson

Really good easy to understand great job coach.

May 13, 20 09:24 PM

Andre Galvan

An excellent break down and teaching of the Run-and-Shoot "Go" route -- one of the oldest concepts in the system, yet still one of the most effective. Coach Glover covers the basics of the route and how different coverages structures effect the QB reads and receiver adjustments -- additionally, his offense operates from the shotgun and he touches on the importance of timing and how it relates to the QB's thought process. Many tags for variations are also introduced and covered, which gives new wrinkles to the concept and provides flexibility on a short field.

Apr 4, 21 09:31 PM

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Caterory: Football/Run and Shoot
Videos: 12