Blitz of the Day Pt. 2- Clemson Fire Zone

So I have been watching spring games and re-watching college games from 2016 since we are in a football drought right now.  I was recently watching the National Championship from this year and noticed a well designed 5 man fire zone Clemson ran. I'am  a very firm believer that blitzing is a science and not … Continue reading Blitz of the Day Pt. 2- Clemson Fire Zone

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Blitz of the Day: Florida State Okie Front Overload Pressure

Florida State was one of the hottest teams the second half of the college football season large in part due to its defensive turn around who became quite dominate with their pass rush and nation leading 51 sacks. Charles Kelly does a a great job of mixing up the looks to be able to pressure … Continue reading Blitz of the Day: Florida State Okie Front Overload Pressure

3 and Out (Breaking Down Defensive Series) Pt. 1 Clemson Defense Stands Tall After Turnover

We start part one of 3 and Out with the Fiesta Bowl and Clemson defense who last Saturday shut out a very good Ohio State offense.  Holding Ohio State to just 215 yards of total offense and forcing 3 turnovers. Brent Venables is easily one of the top 3 defensive coordinators in college football. This game … Continue reading 3 and Out (Breaking Down Defensive Series) Pt. 1 Clemson Defense Stands Tall After Turnover

NCAA Zone Blitz with a Twist

Yes yes this is another blitz post what can I say I love pressure I think all defensive coaches love being able to send pressure when you can. I was browsing through some old game films when I was at my last high school looking at how we played Quarters Match similar to Michigan State … Continue reading NCAA Zone Blitz with a Twist

Attacking 3×1 with Weakside Overload Pressure

We have seen a resurgence in the 3x1 formations this season in the teams on our schedule. Except for the three wing-t teams we faced all of our opponents had some type 3x1 formation in their offense. I love being fundamentally sound on defense but I love pressure just as much and I'am always looking … Continue reading Attacking 3×1 with Weakside Overload Pressure

Attacking Empty with 6 Man Pressure

Empty formation can be tough to defend  because you must defend literally sideline to sideline and you have 5 immediate vertical threats. That can be tough on your defense, especially when you don’t have to personnel to match 5 WR empty sets which is a common theme in high school. Empty formations also allows the … Continue reading Attacking Empty with 6 Man Pressure

Robber Coverage- Get 9 in the Box

In 2010 when I started at Hough High School (Cornelius, NC) I learned robber coverage from my good friend our DB Coach- Chachi Sullivan, former South Carolina State Defensive Coordinator now South Alabama Safeties Coach- Mike Adams and also former South Carolina State DB Coach and now Citadel DEF Pass Game Coordinator/ Safeties Coach- Joel Taylor I learned a lot … Continue reading Robber Coverage- Get 9 in the Box