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Building a "Base" Defense

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  • Improve your Football coaching!
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with Mike Hankwitz,
Northwestern University Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach
former University of Wisconsin Defensive Coordinator

Mike Hankwitz's accomplishments as a coach are incredible. In his 21 years as a defensive coordinator he has experienced 18 winning seasons, 15 bowl games and seven conference championships. As the defensive mastermind behind the 1990 Colorado national champions, Coach Hankwitz knows what it takes to win at the highest collegiate levels. This presentation focuses on the base defense that Hankwitz has installed at his last four schools; Wisconsin, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas A & M. His experience has helped him blend 4-3 defenses into the 3-4 defense. Multiple formations such as Field, bench, Strong and Tight are discussed. This base defense is strengthened by executing zone blitz's 25 percent of the time. Hankwitz impressively covers the Field Cover 4 defense and its adjustments. Variations of this base defense illustrated are vs. double width formations, 3 x 1 formation to the field, 3 x 1 formation to the boundary, unbalanced and empty. Also shown is Field 4 Press where the corners press up on the outside. Segments of the base defense are the Cleo, stunts to take away blocking angles and Field Storm. In addition, the safety blitz, field fade and the weak side "field cobra" blitz are used to fortify this basic defense. Hankwitz's no-nonsense approach to defensive football can be witnessed on this DVD. Successful teams from youth to the NFL begin with a solid, fundamental defense. Take the lead from the master of the base defense and lay the defensive groundwork in your program. This impenetrable base will keep opponents out of the end zone year after yea.

67 minutes. 2006.

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Building a "Base" Defense
on January 30, 2011
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by Anonymous

Great Video, very detailed for going over a general overview of certain fronts and adjustments. Can help build upon a defense already in place.

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