On today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast, the “Deep Dive on Defense” series continues as Jerry Gordon sits down with guest host Chris Vasseur. Gordon, a former walk-on at UMass, is a coaching veteran, having spent time coaching in the now defunct USFL, collegiately and at the high school level. In 2018, Gordon took over the defensive responsibilities at Nauset High School in Eastham, Mass. Coach joined the podcast to take a deep dive on split coverages.
4:55 Nauset’s 2018 season
8:00 Coach’s journey
16:05 More of Coach’s journey
23:20 How Coach’s journey led him to Don Brown
29:05 Coach’s book on split coverages
33:34 Main coverages Coach likes to run towards strong-side 2 read
45:12 2 read, trap and rub and different calls
52:03 Weak side coverages – blue, sky or rat
55:25 Choice concept
59:05 Coverages vs. trips
1:05:43 How his defense evolved as offenses spread out
1:11:30 Playing against the RPO
1:19:05 Coach’s contact info
1:23:51 Pressure situation call
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