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© August, 2013
Blitz Building

by Chris Kempton
Defensive Coordinator Bates College

Blitz  Building The 3-3 stack defense with multiple blitz  packages can cause confusion for any offense.

Last fall, Bates College finished #1 in the country in Division III in turnover margin which was truly a team statistic. We made the decision to switch to the 3-3 stack defense four years ago and have become a true ball hawking defensive unit. This past season, we finished with 32 takeaways in 8 games and scored four defensive touchdowns. We are a pure zone pressure team outside of the hot zone and out of 612 snaps on defense in 2012, we blitzed 386 times.


Our entire defense is based on the theory that we force our opponents to execute under extreme pressure while maintaining consistent fundamentals so we do not give up big plays. We are committed to stopping the run and never letting our opponent dictate to our defense. We want to ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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