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© August, 2012


by Matt Welch
Defensive Coordinator and Bill Shaw • Linebackers Coach • Friends University

The key to efficient defensive line play is gap control.

Like all coaching staffs, we meet to discuss what, if any, changes we would like to make that will allow us to become a better defensive unit. We will install our schemes for each position and how it relates to our entire defensive structure and we will also discuss and set goals for the defensive unit that we want to accomplish.

If a position coach would like to look at doing something different than what we have done in the past, we will discuss it and if we, as a staff, think it will help us improve and everyone agrees, then we will make the changes. Then, over the summer we will meet to review how spring ball went and what changes we may want to make for the regular season.

It is our philosophy that we put our best athletes on defense and” let them play”. We will always recruit defense ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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