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RPOs Via Zone and Power Plays [ARTICLE]

by Nike Coach of the Year on

"Those that want to be called a coach and those that want to coach." - Hayden Fry. I was 16 years old and still playing high school football. I was sitting...... Continue

Stop the Run First [ARTICLE]

by Nike Coach of the Year on

I want to talk about some philosophy but also I want to talk a little about pressure. That is part of what I do. However, before you do anything defensively...... Continue

RPO's - Tackling - Turnovers [ARTICLE]

by Nike Coach of the Year on

I am going to talk about some tackling and turnover items that I think are a little different. We started this two years ago and we got it from New England. I think...... Continue

Defensive Line Drills and Technique [ARTICLE]

by Nike Coach of the Year on

I am going to show you the drills we do and how we teach them. When you see your players in drills and watch them play in games, the games are...... Continue

Defensive Drills for a Winning Edge [ARTICLE]

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Defensive Success: From the top down 100-percent buy in. Toughness. Alignment, and assignment technique with fantastic effort. Be great at the...... Continue

A Quick, Simple, High Rep Progression for Defeating Blocks [ARTICLE]

by American Football Monthly on

Repetitions with four different ways to defeat blocks – the rip, punch, slip and cut techniques – will help improve your overall defense. One of the many great things about being at...... Continue

Locking Down a Slot Wide Receiver [ARTICLE]

by American Football Monthly on

Learning some techniques and progressions on covering a slot receiver will give you a foundation to improve your one-on-one match up in the slot. There are a variety of drills...... Continue

Tackling - Keeping the Head Out of the Game [ARTICLE]

by Nike 2016 Coach of the Year Clinic Notes on

First you must talk about player safety. That falls on the responsibility of the coach. Player Safety, above all else, must be the top priority of a coach...... Continue

Effective Strategies for Dealing with Man - Coverage Beaters: Stacks, Bunches and Mesh [ARTICLE]

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ULM's 3-3-5 defensive scheme is known for its aggressive style of play predicated on five and six-man pressure. To effectively utilize this type of defense, the...... Continue

Strategies on 3rd Down with the Bear Defense [ARTICLE]

by Nike 2016 Coach of the Year Clinic Notes on

We use the Bear strategies with the nickel package. Most people think about third down and getting off the field as third and eight. From my experience, that...... Continue

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