Home → Competitive → Football → Opponent Scouting Football Assist Hudl Opponent Scouting Coaching Take Your Data to the Practice Field, Part 2 May 14, 2020 1 Min Read By Chris Vasseur Coach Vass Football @CoachVass In Part 2 of this two-part view interview, Chris “Coach Vass” Vasseur shows us how your data should shape your practice week during the season, and answers some questions from coaches about what they’re underutilizing. Coach Vass Part 2 from Hudl on Vimeo. 0:15 — No 7-on-7 on Mondays? With limited scout team time on the first day of the week, Vass prefers to keep it simple. 2:20 — Monday: 'Defending the meat and potatoes' Coach Vass likes to review his opponent’s top five personnel groups regardless of situation to start the week. How you set up your Monday practice depends on what percentage of personnel groups your opponent uses. 5:35 — Tuesday: Narrowing it even further On this day, Vass reviews the top one or two personnel groups, depending on the percentage breakdown, and how they’d look against the blitz, if applicable. 7:00 — Wednesday: Factoring in field position and down and distance Vass also talks about TCU’s “Purple ball” idea that he implements. 12:50 — With scouting, focus on frequency Vass learned this from Sam Pittman’s staff at Arkansas, if your opponent only does it once—with the exception of trick plays—don’t practice it. 17:20 — The power of practice scripts Vass shows us how he builds his practice scripts, including how to use them on the iPad and on the field. 27:30 — #AskCoachVass: What are we missing? Twitter follower Mike Parodi asks, what’s the most important data point that most of us aren’t studying? Vass shares a story about scouting Jim Harbaugh’s legendary high school coach that demonstrates the value of predictive models such as Hudl’s “What’s Next?” report. 33:30 — #AskCoachVass: Where’s the bar? Twitter follower Mike Parodi asks, how much data is needed to make it worthwhile? 38:45 — #AskCoachVass: How do you handle the scout O? Twitter follower Jerry Gordon asks, how can I get through a practice without yelling at the scout offense?