[Podcast] Attention to Detail with Mount Union Defensive Coordinator Chris Kappas

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 6/11/2019

Today’s guest on this “NCAA Leaders” edition of the USA Football Coach and Coordinator podcast is Chris Kappas, offensive coordinator at the University of Mount Union, a NCAA Division III school in Alliance, Ohio. Kappas has a unique experience having been a coordinator and part of national championship-winning teams on both sides of the ball at Mount Union. Coach Kappas joined Coach and Coordinator today to talk about how his year coaching offense helped his defense and how attention to detail is so important in everything his units do.

Show Notes:

1:00 Coach’s experience on both sides of the ball

1:50 How coaching offense helped him see the game differently

4:15 What Coach changed on his defense after being on offense, specifically with RPOs

6:23 What Coach learned the most from his experience

8:38 Small details Coach believes gives Mount Union an advantage

11:30 How attention to detail has evolved and how it benefits his units

14:11 Pursuit

17:50 Pointing out details to players

20:27 Mental process of players in game situations

23:25 Which offenses create the most problems for defenses in today’s game

25:40 What are some defensive trends that give offenses the most problems

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