[Podcast] Deep Dive on Defense - Match Quarters and Defending RPO's with Cody Alexander

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 5/23/2019

On this episode of Deep Dive on Defense, Cody Alexander, secondary coach at Midlothian High School in Midlothian, Texas, joins guest host Chris Vasseur to discuss all the details on his match quarters defense including positioning and responsibilities of the secondary as well as how to defend RPO’s.

Show Notes:

1: 09 Background information on Coach

9:02 Craziest story from Coach’s time as a GA

10:45 Coach Vass’s crazy GA story

15:32 Coach Alexander’s Cover 4 CB breakdown

20:20 Coach Alexander’s Cover 4 S Breakdown

25:53 LB’s role in the cover 4

31:32 Nickel responsibilities 

33:50 How to stop a stud running back with cover 4

38:45 Outside LB positioning and responsibilities  

40:45 2x2 Back to the boundary

43:11 Adjusting coverage to 3x1 10 personnel

48:50 Additional assignments vs trips

51:16 Defending RPO’s in the cover 4 set

55:33 Zone read fits w/ back to boundary

59:06 Advice for coaches vs 3x1

1:05:23 Pressure situation call

1:06:57 Coach’s contact info

Coaches Info:

Twitter: @D_Coach_A

Website: Matchquarter.com

Books: Cautious Aggression: Defending Modern Football

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense

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