the Super Bowl
Who'd uh thunk?
The Falcons will have
their hands full with Tom Brady and Company as he continues to
carve up defenses like a surgeon while their Defense plays shut
Falcons will have to
bring the heat on Brady to have a chance, for this guy can match
our scoring ability.
I will say that this is
by far the best Falcon team in franchise history and that is an
Plan for winning:
Rush Brady's brains out,
and NO turnovers. Sounds simple, and it is. Brady is
squirrely when pressured and I feel is our key to winning. Give
him time and there will be Falcon Filet. And our scoring prowess
VS the Patriot D is not assured.
Thank you callers, emailers,
and material recipients, for your questions, DVD and
clinic purchases, as well as letting me be a part of your
own Football experience. Good luck to all of you in the
Year! Please keep me updated.
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A NEW FOOTBALL SCIENCE
To most coaches and folks anyway!
#1 OFFENSE IN GEORGIA 2004...DID
YOU KNOW ?
Harrison's Double Wing Offense
the most productive offense in All
Classifications in the State of Georgia with
over 5,000 yards in only 13 games!
It's also true it was atop the following several
years as well, averaging over 4,700 yards of
offense in each of those (12 game)
seasons. Harrison's Double wing offenses have
averaged over 35 points per game as well.
COACH'S TAKE ON WHY RUN THE DOUBLE WING OFFENSE
THE DOUBLE WING,
THE GUN WING
"A way to
and Win when matching up is not an option"
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A Winning Football Team Begets School Spirit &
I N N I N G
When a team
hasn't been successful
in decades or ever, and suddenly starts
winning and winning big, School enrollment
sky-rockets, A lot of interest and
support starts coming out of the woodwork to
volunteer their help in many ways, OH YES, and your
football field starts to look like a Division 1
College Field! And the stands become filled like the
picture below with standing room only around the
field. Not to mention,
It's just more fun "
Yes, We were very small, like Piranha !
? Pick Your Wrecking Ball
Coach Harrison on the Double Wing and Gun-Wing:
Let us all agree, Nothing beats really good
athletes and good coaching and that's a fact.
In lieu of having really good players all the time,
or even some of the time, You can however make up
for a lot by extensive coaching and perfecting
schemes that accentuate the talent you do have. As a
High School Head Coach, I AVERAGED just under 390
yards and over 35 points per game with my Double
Wing Offense. That is with teams that before were
having a hard time making a first down much less
winning a game. There has been so much said and
written about the "Double Wing Offense" and
I've probably read and heard most of it!
In it's beginning, A California Policeman turned
football coach named Don Markham developed an offensive system, whether by
accident or just in his own words that I seem to recall, "looking for a good
power play", in the late 80's and early 90's. Coach Markham found himself
coaching in the largest classification in California High Schools at
Bloomington, where in 1994, Don took a 1993, 1-9 Bloomington team and in 1994,
just 8 months later, went undefeated and set the national all time scoring
record of 880 points in 14 games. 63 points per game I think it works out to be.
that is not how I discovered it.
I was working on my offense one day and on
"goal-line" work, I noticed my team really responding to a tighter scheme and a
harder nosed approach to our offense and so I thought, "hmmm", hey, Why not run
goal-line all over the field? As I investigated that Idea further, I was looking
around on the net one day at various things and tripped up on this double wing
stuff. I made a phone call or two and grilled a few coaches and had them send me
some info. After watching film and some clinic footage, I knew very quickly that
this was going to be my offense being that
it fit my football philosophy to the letter.
After implementing it and running it in a game as a
trial, I thought I may never run anything else and that happens to be the case.
I then began really working and studying this new science, and tweaking this
thing to the point that many things are fairly unique to the way I approach it.
Thus due to some YouTube videos I've posted, along with the success I've had, I
find myself being called on to be a sounding board of sorts on this
particular offense for many coaches all over the country. So I have and will do
clinics from time to time.
** Before the
Double Wing, I had been a very successful coach with my old schemes but
recognized that this new offense was going to boost my offense's reliability,
and productivity because this thing was doing what I'd been doing for years,
only better and with less risk. I realized too, that it would be very dependent on good and
rigorous coaching, which was my gig anyway. I've always coached as if my hair
was on fire, so this hit me right in my wheelhouse. The DW offense, coached up,
squeezes the most out of your talent. The beauty of this Double wing or the "Gun
Wing", is that it relies more on a total TEAM concept, precision, desire,
and hard work, than it does actual God given skills. But like anything, the more
skills you have the better it will be. When you have a group that is low in
skills, speed, or even experience, you can still be competitive in the double
Wing by it's low risk, hard nosed Team oriented design to keep the ball and move
the chains and make the game shorter. What the Double Wing allows you to do is
to replace the talent gap with hard nosed effort and execution, and less
vulnerability to make up the difference. You can't do that in other offenses of
today spreading your talent thin and in space. The better players will beat up
on the lesser talented kid in space every time to the point at times of being
dangerous. So many times my opponents over the years have had these very strong
explosive teams with great speed and talent and we just kept the ball with 8 to
10 minute drives, limiting their opportunities to exploit our weaknesses while
we're on Defense. This is the essence of the Double wing. The bonuses are that
you DO produce big plays and score BIG as a trade off for maybe looking a little
different, when everyone else in the league is spread all over the field. This
offense is for those who puts winning above fashion and popularity of the
"Television football educated". My relentless desire to win has always been what
governs my decisions as a coach, and not the flavor of the month or coaching
trends of the entertainment world. The double wing or "Gun Wing", in my opinion,
are far more intriguing and interesting than those trendy, loose offenses
all that is different about my offense, and the coaches
that take a pass on it, the one group that I find that
takes my offense VERY seriously are the coaches facing
it, or that have faced it. The one thing I know for sure
after running this for well over a decade, is that
coaches hate playing it, and defenses hate playing it,
and what better confirmation than that do you need as
confirmation. No matter what the outcome, when a team leaves
the field after playing my double wing, they usually
know they have had enough, are beat up, know they have
been in a war, and probably rather not do it again. It's
just another day on the grid iron for us, but it is
physically brutal, draining, and frustrating for
defenses to deal with.
years of running and tweaking the DW, I have implemented something I'd been
contemplating since 2005, when my starting QB broke his arm. That would be the
direct snap Double Wing. I have discovered that it gives you a few different
and favorable options in some areas, and if coached up, can be
possibly as powerful as the the
regular DW. There is very little scheme difference, but one huge bonus outside
the X's and O's, is that with the direct snap, it
appears to be similar to what you see on Saturdays and
Sunday Television Football. It immediately knocks down
criticism from the uneducated armchair viewers seeing
the DW as maybe not modern, So it's a win win in that way. I am
now calling it the GUN-WING to keep it simple. The Gun
Wing though be it fantastic, does however have some
drawbacks from the original Double Wing. It attacks a
tad bit slower, and It takes a few very trustworthy
plays out of the play arsenal as it was once run, as
well as not hiding the ball as well. Those are
the type of tradeoffs you have to make in going GUN
WING. However there are a few things you pick up with
the Gun-Wing such as hitting the holes more vertically
and a few play additions that the pure double wing would
not do as well. There are several teams around the country that
make a compelling case for the Gun-Wing and If I get a
team with really solid kids with talent and numbers, I
may consider Gun Wing but a lot depends on personnel for
I will always go for what is the best situation for my
kids regardless of the trends.
See contact page if you would like
to order Double Wing CD's.
** So in wrapping up this bit on The
Double Wing and Gun-Wing Offense, I'll just say for those VERY FEW who have the
inclination to go a bit unique and and run this "Wing Thing", I salute you and
"I Understand", and to those who think it's simply not for you, to that I say,
"I also Understand". This Thing is not for everyone, and definitely not for "try it and hope" coaches. It takes someone who can think and
operate with sound conviction within the DW philosophy and structure, and have a really
good football physics knowledge, to work it, and to experience it's full
value. It has certainly served me and my philosophy very well
and it is by far the biggest part of my winning formula these
"PS": I've had to play the Double
Wing a few times myself.......Not Fun, Not Fun at all. I'd rather have to defend
anything else, quite honestly! LH
DOUBLE WING... IT'S THE NEW MODERN
A Letter to the Headmaster:
"I have to
share a letter written to my Principal at NGA written by a
relative of a player who happened to make our State
Championship Game. These are the rewards outside of the ring
that we never expect nor seek, but it's wonderful and quite
rewarding when it happens and reassures us coaches that
occasionally we may be doing something right".
The evening of Friday 11-19-2004 is an experience I will
never forget and one that I will always cherish. It was a
thrill and a pleasure to be on the sidelines with my family,
old friends, new friends, and those determined Patriot
football players. I have had a career in orthopedic
surgery in sports medicine that includes 35 years on the
sidelines with teams under my care in Virginia and Dalton,
GA. 32 of those years have involved being the Team Physician
for the Dalton High Catamounts. That allowed me to
witness first hand, numerous exciting regular season games,
playoff games, 2 trips to the GEORGIA DOME, and 4 state
championship games with the Dalton Catamounts. This exposure
has resulted in my taking care of athletes from close
to 25 high schools in Northwest and North Central Georgia.
Some of these I treated after they made it to college teams
and even to the NFL. During my training in orthopedic
surgery at the U of Virginia, I had the opportunity to be
the Team Physician for the Roanoke Buckskins in the Atlantic
Coast Football League. I have played the game and know what
it feels like to hurt someone, and get hurt, physically and
reason for the above diatribe is to express to you, Coach
Larry Harrison and the Patriot Football Team,
the impression made on me during my visit to Rhodes Field.
I have never been more impressed with what I saw on and off
the field of play. The team gave all they had and more, and
no one who saw the game could think otherwise. The fan
support was incredible. The community and surrounding area
turned-out in a manner that created a championship
atmosphere. Regardless of the final score, The
Nat-Greene Patriots are Champions. Their opponent had the
size and the numbers, but they did not have the heart of the
gutsy team from the village of Siloam. I
have followed the Patriots all year via Coach Harrison’s
website, The Herald-Journal and through calls from my
family. I have bragged about the team to my Dalton friends,
and after the championship game, I have bragged even more.
The misty rain that fell throughout the game did not dampen
the spirits of all those present, players and fans alike.
Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of such a
Congratulations to the Patriots for their fine season, and I
look forward to your having additional exciting times.
C.H.E. , M.D.
Coach Harrison has put on clinics from Arizona to Canada,
Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas and several in
between for coaching staffs, seminars, and or entire teams.
If you would be interested in having Coach Harrison clinic your
staff or squad on the double Wing or Gun-Wing Offense,
please see Contact Page for more...
are but a few of us Double Wingers among thousands of
high school teams in the country but we usually make our
presence very well known! Below are but a few examples.......
Benefield and his Gun-Wing Offense
A ridiculous statistic...1
Turn-over the entire year 2016. Not so fast!, Film rectified that
1, so truly ZERO Turnovers. That maybe a national
High school record. "YOU CAN'T FIX PERFECT"
CHAMPIONS (Coach Paul Benefield)
2016....."Congratulations: Paul Benefield & the Fyffe
Red Devils ALABAMA
Fyffe wins title 28-0 over Aliceville. Fyffe put the
Gun Wing (Double Wing) Offense in in 2014 and has
won Fyffe's 2nd state title in 3 years running !
I had a chance to watch these guys on the sidelines
in 2014 and they are a hard nosed well coached
machine, and as methodical as I've ever seen in a
high school team! Coach Benefield has the Gun-Wing stroking
on all cylinders outscoring opponents 700 to 113 in
15 games"! Per game average score 47-7. They
also play very good defense
as you'll notice! Can you say Domination? "This team is
very well coached"! Solid kids and leadership.
I've watched most of their games on video and have
never seen them celebrate after a score. It's a good
thing, they would wear themselves out!
Today 11-25-2016 Jason
Mensing, long time fraternal double wing friend and head coach of
Whiteford High School in Michigan, just missed a Michigan State Championship
Title today. They finished undefeated on the season and playoffs until the final
game, putting a double wing thrashing to his opponents game after game. Jason and Whiteford posted 13 wins, before dropping the final to Muskegon Catholic
Central. Jason is an outstanding coach and has a great understanding of the
Double Wing Offense and with his own excellent tweaks has always been very
sound and interesting as well as very effective. He put me on his HUDL account a
few years back so I could watch his progress as the seasons went on. A very
impressive season Mr. Mensing and congratulations on a magnificent coaching job!
to the Fyffe Red Devils
for winning their Second
(Alabama AA) State Championship
in 3 years over a very
talented Aliceville Team
28-0. Coach Benefield and the
Devils are dominating the field
of play with the Gun
Wing Offense and very sound
Defense, leaving very little
wiggle room for their weekly
GEORGIA - CONGRATULATIONS to
Mount Paran Christian School
for running the table and
winning the GA 1-A State Title
49-7 over a very strong Eagles
Landing Christian Academy team.
Another team reaching tremendous
heights with the Double Wing /
to the Fyffe Red Devils
for winning their first
(Alabama AA)State Championship
in school history over a very
athletic and talented Elba Team
28-17. Coach Benefield and the
Devils run my offense, the Gun
Wing, about as good as you can
run it, and averaged 50+ points
per game during the season.
to Rensselaer Central High
for winning the
(Indiana AA) State Championship.
Though I'm not real familiar
with Coach Meeks and the
Bombers, I'm certainly familiar
with their offense which is the
(Double Wing) Gun Wing. Congratulations Coach!
CONGRATULATIONS seems a redundancy when talking about Tim Murphy (Clayton Valley
HS Ugly Eagles, California)
as he always finishes one of the very top in the State of California running the
Double Wing / Gun-Wing. A true student of the game and the Double Wing. Tim, I
think I still have the Clovis lanyard you gave me! What a great guy, will give
you the lanyard off his neck! :-)
Sept. 2014 ***
I took a Friday night to visit
some Double Wing friends in
Ider, Alabama as they hosted the
states #1 team, Fyffe. Ider High
dresses 27 and Fyffe over 60 and
Well, they ran into quite a
buzz-saw and took a tough one on
the chin. Fyffe runs the
Gun-Wing form of our Double
Wing. Ider will bounce back
with the great leadership of
Coach Tinker and Coach Hanna and
the fine kids there. It was a
very fine experience visiting
another teams sideline in a
place removed from my every day.
Great, well mannered kids, being
focused and introspective
getting ready for the fight.
Coaches poised and ready. I knew
I was visiting a great small
town event. Good luck with the
rest of your season Coaches and
thanks for the fabulous
experience, well, other than the
final score of course. We'll
AND Bounce back they did with a
night of rushing for over 375
yards. Great job men!!!
***Several more huge offensive
outings of 350+ yards rushing
games have pushed Ider's record
to 6-3 and guaranteed play-off
spot. Not a bad leap from last
years 1-9 season. "Keep up the
great work guys"!
Here is Fyffe in red lining up
in the Short snap Double Wing VS
Ider, who ran my offense at the
time, the Pure Double wing
(under center). Very similar
offenses. Fyffe is a perennial
AA top finisher under the
guidance of legendary Coach Paul
Some Shots of NGA Sidelines
Will resume at the next
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Harrison: This site started as a very small simple family
site but with coaching, and incorporating my football, it
quickly became a full blown Football site... I had visited
and participated on many coaches and teams web sites and
forums specific to what I do football wise, so my site
morphed into this over the years. This
site works well in getting in touch with other coaches on
all levels that do some of the things I do as well as
inviting interest in the implementing and teaching of the
Double Wing offense and sharing experiences etc..
beginning of my coaching life, I've had certain very
ingrained ideas about coaching and getting the most out of
kids, and these ideas were developed from having very good
youth and high school coaches having an impact on me. Having
my own ideas pan out in very successful campaigns help to
solidify my philosophy and the things I do. I have learned
to live with the criticism of being a bit unorthodox, but
believe me, everything I do in coaching is for a very good
reason. Sometimes, it may not look exactly like the NFL but
what I do, and what I think any good coach should do, is to
give your kids the best possible chance to be successful.
I'm not real concerned about how pretty it is, or if I look
like some big-time pro football coach. I'm concerned about
team performance, as well as our representation of our
parents and school. I am concerned about bringing success to
our program and having the kids have fun playing football.
If we have a standout athlete, he will stand out big-time.
If we don't, the team hopefully will still stand out because
of our preparation and competitiveness.
has never failed me or any other coach I've admired over the
years. What I have learned is that with the right
preparation, approach to this game, and a good communication
with the kids themselves, you end up with kids playing over
their abilities, having fun, and many kids standout, not
just the special kid, who is going to be good anyway! LH
A RUNNINGBACK'S PARADISE
The Double Wing is definitely a
running backs paradise but if
you can throw or catch a
football, It will definitely
show you off as well. It puts
you in a well designed and
orchestrated system where you
can succeed on both ends of the
passing game with a very high
rate of completions and an
excellent yards per catch ratio.
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