At Wake Forest, we combat the challenge of keeping things simple while remaining complex by having a few select “automatics” for the defense.
The Best Way To Defend The Zone Read
Your number one objective defensively is to stop the run, but you must play assignment sound and disciplined football when defending the zone read.
Implementing A Defense That Is Multiple, But Simple
If your defense is predictable, the offense will be successful. You must give the offense different looks and keep them guessing.
X’s & O’s: Developing Elite Pass Rushers
Our rush rules create rush integrity for our defense, and we emphasize playing fast and physical without overthinking it. To become an elite pass rusher, players must focus on four aspects: eyes, get off, hands and finish.
Building A Defense And Changing The Culture
When building a defense to successfully combat offensive schemes, it is imperative to lay the foundation of a positive winning culture.
Making Adjustments And Coverage Checks With The Secondary
Becoming more effective and efficient with your coverage communication can result in your defense playing faster.
Match Quarters Multi-Pronged Approach On Defense
Match quarters allows us to be simple and dynamic, giving us the same pre-snap look with the versatility to change once the ball is snapped.
What A Corner Should Expect When Playing Press Alignment
By using press bail techniques and alignments a Corner can dictate the passing game to the offense by creating indecision and disruption.
Cody Baethke Breaks Down Third Down Defense [Virtual Clinic Series]
In this AFCA Virtual Clinic, Coach Baethke, Defensive Coordinator at Coe College, breaks down 3rd down film & shares his philosophy on continued education.
Braxton Harris Delivers a 4-2-5 Chalk Talk [Virtual Clinic Series]
Former member of the AFCA 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute, Braxton Harris goes into detail on his scheme of 4-2-5 defense in this virtual clinic.
David Braun: Code Green Defensive Disruption [Virtual Clinic Series]
In this AFCA Virtual Clinic, David Braun, the Defensive Coordinator at North Dakota State University, shares his method for creating ball disruption.
PJ Gibbs Brings The Pressure [AFCA Virtual Clinic Series]
In this virtual clinic session, P.J. Gibbs, covers 2-4-5 Nickel Package concepts and 4-down pressures he uses to make the offense uncomfortable.