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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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

Bringing Pressure with Cornerback Blitz

One of my favorite ways to bring pressure is with a cornerback blitz versus certain offensive formations. Cornerback blitzes can be a great versus certain run plays as well. This post I’m focusing on cornerback blitz versus the pass against 3x1 formations that I have used. I started to run this cornerback blitz due to … Continue reading Bringing Pressure with Cornerback Blitz