Today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast kicks off a new series titled, “Deep Dive on Defense,” with guest host and Clovis (Calif.) High School Defensive Coordinator Chris Vasseur.
This series gives defensive coaches an opportunity to find and share concepts which are most commonly available for their counterparts on offense.
In today’s episode, Coach Vasseur is joined by Lexington (Mo.) High School Defensive Coordinator Kyle Cogan as he shares the Rip Liz Match Cover 3 coverage concept. Coach Cogan lays out why it was built, how it’s taught and how it’s effective.
01:44 – Why feature a “Deep Dive on Defense” series?
03:43 – Making Episode 1
06:44 – Introduce Coach Kyle Cogan, defensive coordinator of Lexington (Mo.) High School
08:10 – Coach Cogan’s coaching journey
11:00 – Practicing defense against the single wing offense
14:12 – Why was Rip Liz Match created?
17:35 – How do coaches teach Rip Liz Match?
· Divider Rules
· Position Maintenance
27:15 – Scooch/shuffle technique
30:15 – The zone-to-man concept in Rip Liz
31:21 – Position rules
31:50 – Corners
36:54 – Overhang
47:05 – Hook defenders
59:40 – Four-Strong Shallow
1:04:15 – Middle of the field safety
1:08:10 – Why should coaches use Rip Liz?
1:11:30 – How to prepare for offenses testing this coverage
1:15:10 – What will you call?
1:16:55 – USA Football’s Advanced Tackling System
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