Point-Counterpoint: The Blitz – How to Defend it vs. How to Make it as Efficient as Possible
© June, 2016
by AFM Editorial Staff
GS asked two coaches –
La Salle (OH) High School Head Coach, Jim Hilvert and Olivet Nazarene Offensive Coordinator Jeff DiSandro - to discuss the blitz. Hilvert is the former head coach at Thomas More College where he went 67-19 in eight years with two undefeated teams.
Jeff DiSandro serves as both the offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Olivet Nazarene University. He has also coached at Malone University, Beloit College and Greenville College. During the 2009 season, DiSandro helped lead Greenville to an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Championship.
A defensive specialist, Hilvert believes in being very aggressive when blitzing. DiSandro, an offensive coach, feels there are a number of keys to successfully picking up the blitz.
What is your basic overall philosophy and strategy in trying to stop the blitz?
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