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© February, 2012

by Tony Pecorano
Defensive Coordinator • University of North Alabama

Throughout my coaching career, I have been fortunate enough to be around several different schemes and player abilities. But the number one criteria that makes a great defense is solid fundamentals. At North Alabama, there are four characteristics that make a defense great – pursuit of the ball, being able to beat blocks (BTB), tackling and creating turnovers. We believe and coach our players that if you want to be a great defense, you must master these four fundamentals.

Every coach has different schemes, keys and techniques, but at the end of the day if your defense is lacking in any of these building blocks, you will not achieve overall success as a team. At North Alabama, we impleme ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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