[Podcast] All In On Offense – Defeating the Tite Front with Matt Drinkall, Army Offensive Assistant

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 6/20/2019

Today’s guest on the Coach and Coordinator podcast’s “All In On Offense” segment is Matt Drinkall, current offensive assistant at Army West Point and former head coach at Kansas Wesleyan University. Drinkall was selected to be a participant in the 2018 American Football Coaches Association 35 under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute. This program is designed to identify and develop premier, future leaders in the football coaching profession. Drinkall goes all in today on how he has gone about defeating the tite front, including some of his go-to plays.

3:20 When Coach noticed the tite front becoming more prevalent

6:15 Difference between NFL and college tite fronts

10:13 Keys to the tite front for defense

14:10 Starting point for attacking the tite front and base plays

26:43 Where the runs should hit

28:02 Coaching the players vs. the tite

31:55 Preparing your backside tackle

32:25 Dart read

37:08 Dart, jet and fly sweep responsibilities

46:09 Play-action vs. tite

49:56 In-game coaching

1:01:52 How Coach determines if a new play is worth it

1:03:10 Connecting with Coach


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