On today’s episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, the series “Deep Dive on Defense” continues with guest host and Clovis (Calif.) High School defensive coordinator Chris Vasseur.
This series gives defensive coaches an opportunity to find and share concepts that are most commonly available for their counterparts on offense.
Today, Coach Vasseur is joined by Jenks (Okla.) High School defensive coordinator Adam Gaylor to discuss the schematic evolution of three linebackers to three-deep safeties. Coach Gaylor explains why the change happened and explains the creativity it provides a defense.
00:20 - Intro
06:04 - Deep Dive intro
07:46 - Gaylor's early journey and schematic foundation
19:17 - Joining Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School
22:06 - Running 4-3, Tampa 2
24:12 - Switching to quarters
28:05 – Coaches notes
36:55 - Defending the pistol
43:20 - The pirate stunt
51:30 – Tilt-nose technique
57:00 - Playing 2-techniques
1:07:02 Transitioning to three-down linemen
1:16:30 Incorporating three-high safeties
1:20:44 Nickel alignment and dealing with FIB
1:24:22 Selecting personnel for a three-high safety defense
1:26:32 3 High safety coverages
1:30:17 What will you call?
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