On today’s episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, the “Deep Dive on Defense” series continues as guest host Chris Vasseur is joined by Bert Watts, defensive coordinator at Fresno State. Coach Watts discusses his tite front, 1-high defense.
1:55- Coach’s background
10:21- Coach Watts’ base defense and philosophy
14:05- Adding more layers to his defense to become more deceptive in game
22:13- Coaches quad front, 1-high vs RPOs
30:52- Base alignment vs 2x2
34:11- Base responsibilities in Cover 1/3
40:44- Nose/Tackle responsibilities
51:21- Struggles coaching linebackers to this system
56:39- Adjustments vs. 3x1
1:00:44- How deep RPOs out of the slot would change his defense
1:03:57- Coaching his players to play fast
1:17:18- Pressure situation call
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