RPO Theory

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Kirk Ciarrocca
65 minutes
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In RPO Theory, Kirk Ciarrocca, Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Penn State University, currently the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, discusses his theory regarding RPO (Run-Pass Option) , and how it is implemented in the Penn State offensive system. Coach Ciarrocca outlines the keys to success in an RPO system, which includes limiting turnovers and developing your offensive skill players. Additionally, Coach Ciarrocca goes into detail regarding player responsibilities, play calling, and practice structure. Finally, Coach Ciarrocca provides film cut-ups and how to design plays that add to your RPO system.

Topics covered include:

• Keys to Successful RPO Systems
• Finding “Numerical Advantages”
• Film Cut-Ups
• Designing Plays
• Quarterback Development
• Protecting the Football
• “Alignment, Assignment, and Technique”
• Reading Formations