Preparing for an opponent that runs the same offense and defense that you do, or that other opponents do, makes your preparation to play them much easier. Why do your opponents the same favor by running the most common/popular schemes? It's your duty to have contrarian tactics, contrarian plays, contrarian offense, defense, and special teams. My coaching books have longed urged readers to adopt contrarian approaches to offense. I wanted to write a whole book on how to do that and I finally have. It took me a year, but my latest coaching book—The Contrarian Edge For Football Offense—is now hot off the press. It was great fun to research and write.
All offenses must be unique
The basic idea is that all football offenses should be unique from the perspective of your opponents for the season. That is, you want your opponents who scout to have to revamp their whole defense for the one week they play you. (Your opponents who don’t scout will have to kiss their butts goodbye on game day.) You want your offense to bear as little resemblance as possible to the other offenses your opponents face during the season. That way you and your team get better and better at what you do week after week and season after season. But your opponents only get three to five days to figure how to stop it.234 pages 8 1/2 x 11 paperback