[Podcast] Deep Dive on Defense: Utilizing Movement and 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-Man Fronts, Rose-Hulman Defensive Coordinator Nick Davis

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 1/28/2020

Entering his sixth year at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Ind.) , assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Nick Davis has devised a unique scheme to stop opposing offenses. On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, your host Keith Grabowski dives into Coach Davis’ unique usage of multiple fronts. Hear how simplifying your scheme through the usage of terminology, movement and communication can elevate the performance of your defense.


0:21 Intro

1:28 Position-less defense

2:32 Studying the offense

4:05 Simplifying your scheme

5:55 Alignment/Terminology in multiple front scheme

12:48 Four-down fronts

15:22 Helping players understand terminology

19:10 Fake odd-man fronts

26:01 Six-man front

30:10 Selecting fronts for a game plan

31:36 Linebackers hand in the dirt vs. standing up

34:14 Movement on defense

41:57 Creating the game plan

43:29 More reps during practice

47:17 Offenses attacking six-man front

49:17 In-game adjustments on defense

50:41 Teaching players various techniques

53:15 Team run period

55:46 Closing


You can follow Coach Davis on Twitter here: @Spread_Defense

His email address for any further inquiries is davis5@rose-hulman.edu