69 episodes

A podcast hosted by Coach Vass for defensive coaches who want to learn intermediate to advanced level schemes and strategies. In-season podcasts will be Q&A style, and during the off-season, we will have long-form episodes focusing on one topic.

Make Defense Great Again Coach Vass Football

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A podcast hosted by Coach Vass for defensive coaches who want to learn intermediate to advanced level schemes and strategies. In-season podcasts will be Q&A style, and during the off-season, we will have long-form episodes focusing on one topic.

    S03E20: Putting 2021 to Bed and Looking Forward to 2022 w/ Brian Vaughn (AKA Blitzology)

    S03E20: Putting 2021 to Bed and Looking Forward to 2022 w/ Brian Vaughn (AKA Blitzology)

    Season 3 Episode 20 is with University of Nebraska-Kearney LB Coach, Brian Vaughn. We discuss the entire process of putting the 2021 season to bed, and look forward to 2022.

    SHOW NOTES
    4:08 Welcome Brian Vaughn!
    9:41 Wrapping Up the 2021 Season
    11:29 Technique Checklist
    17:27 Examining Calls
    29:13 Modular Teaching Setup
    34:48 Changing Techniques vs. Changing Coverages
    36:53 Getting to Bear Within Your Personnel
    48:37 Breaking Down Your Calls
    59:16 Tracking Ideas During the Off-Season
    1:02:56 Layering Your Defense
    1:05:31 Practicing Ahead
    1:15:13 Self-Scout Formation Tendencies
    1:18:28 4x0 Unbalanced & FIB
    1:23:11 Avoiding Issues with Certain Calls
    1:43:06 Evolution of the Game & Mastery
    1:50:07 Xs & Os vs. Jimmies & Joes
    1:58:37 Culture vs. Scheme Debates
    2:12:48 Preparing for Unknowns
    2:30:42 Final Thoughts

    Follow Brian Vaughn on Twitter @blitzologyblog or @BrianMVaughn and Coach Vass @CoachVass, and the podcast's account @MDGAPodcast, as well as the offensive podcast, @RunVassOption. Come join us on Twitter to discuss the episode!

    To see the new Coach Vass Football YouTube Page
    www.youtube.com/coachvassfootball

    To join the Coach Vass Football Patreon, go to www.patreon.com/CoachVass

    If you can't remember all of those links or want to ask a question for next week's pod, head to: www.linktree.com/coachvass

    Visit the website at www.coachvass.com to view more information on the podcast, the link to his YouTube channel, CoachTube videos, Patreon, Pop-Up Clinics, blog posts, and articles from Coach Vass, as well links to join Coach Vass' email list, and a form to contact him for off-season consulting.

    COACH VASS' 3rd DOWN & RPO COACHTUBE BUNDLE
    bit.ly/vasstubebundle

    “DEFENDING THE WING-T OFFENSE” BY COACH VASS
    bit.ly/wingtvass

    HUDL: "ASK COACH VASS IN-SEASON SERIES"
    www.hudl.com/blog/ask-coach-vass-in-season-fixes

    For more information on the brand new Hudl Focus Outdoor Hands-Free Camera, check it out here:
    www.hudl.com/coachvass

    SPONSOR LINKS:
    www.hudl.com
    www.coachtube.com

    • 2 hrs 38 min
    S03E19: Q&A - Scoring on D, Playoff Planning, Invert Tampa, & More w/ Terrance Gant, Santiago HS

    S03E19: Q&A - Scoring on D, Playoff Planning, Invert Tampa, & More w/ Terrance Gant, Santiago HS

    Season 3 Episode 19 is with Santiago HS LB Coach(Corona, CA), Terrance Gant.

    SHOW NOTES
    3:13 Welcome Terrance Gant!
    9:49 ILB Play in Rip/Liz in 2x2
    15:21 How to Get to the Endzone on D!
    26:34 Defending Fast RB Motion
    35:21 Tampa 2 Invert out of 3-3
    46:05 Approaching Teams that Run Different Offenses
    57:26 Dividing Time for Future Opponents
    1:09:13 Scheduling Smart in Pre-Season
    1:14:37 Breaking Down Playoff Games

    Follow Terrance Gant on Twitter @terrance_gant and Coach Vass @CoachVass, and the podcast's account @MDGAPodcast, as well as the offensive podcast, @RunVassOption. Come join us on Twitter to discuss the episode!

    To see the new Coach Vass Football YouTube Page
    www.youtube.com/coachvassfootball

    To join the Coach Vass Football Patreon, go to www.patreon.com/CoachVass

    If you can't remember all of those links or want to ask a question for next week's pod, head to: www.linktree.com/coachvass

    Visit the website at www.coachvass.com to view more information on the podcast, the link to his YouTube channel, CoachTube videos, Patreon, Pop-Up Clinics, blog posts, and articles from Coach Vass, as well links to join Coach Vass' email list, and a form to contact him for off-season consulting.

    COACH VASS' 3rd DOWN & RPO COACHTUBE BUNDLE
    bit.ly/vasstubebundle

    “DEFENDING THE WING-T OFFENSE” BY COACH VASS
    bit.ly/wingtvass

    COACH VASS' COACHTUBE COURSE OF THE WEEK:
    TCU Drills - Gary Patterson and the TCU Staff
    bit.ly/vasstubed

    HUDL: "ASK COACH VASS IN-SEASON SERIES"
    www.hudl.com/blog/ask-coach-vass-in-season-fixes

    For more information on the brand new Hudl Focus Outdoor Hands-Free Camera, check it out here:
    www.hudl.com/coachvass

    SPONSOR LINKS:
    www.hudl.com
    www.coachtube.com

    • 1 hr 37 min
    S03E18: The TCU 4-2-5 Defense (Q&A Edition) w/ Coach Vass

    S03E18: The TCU 4-2-5 Defense (Q&A Edition) w/ Coach Vass

    Season 3 Episode 18 is a Q&A episode focused on the TCU 4-2-5 defensive Gary Patterson. Coach Vass recorded the episode live via Zoom with his Patrons and it's over 3 hours with everything you ever wanted to know and was afraid to ask!

    SHOW NOTES
    4:12 Terminology Application to Other Schemes
    8:24 How to Keep the Front Multiple
    17:02 Pros/Cons of a Slanting Even Front
    21:43 Setting the Front & Coverage Independently
    33:56 Slanting Techniques - When to Cross Face
    47:04 Coaching Points for Gate/Torch Stunt
    53:26 BoxBack Technique
    58:23 Playing Modified Odd Fronts
    1:04:06 "Blue" Coverage
    1:17:57 Moving Away from Quarters
    1:28:07 Playing 3x1 FIB
    1:38:36 Hybrid Safeties
    1:49:16 Dogs Blitzes
    1:53:28 Favorite Creepers & Sims
    1:58:06 Bo Slant Concept
    2:01:14 Language Issues
    2:07:53 "Cop" Rules
    2:15:03 Frog Stance for DL
    2:17:37 LB Alignments
    2:25:05 Cutbacks on Power/Pin-Pull
    2:30:35 20 Personnel DL Stunts/Pressures
    2:41:43 11 Personnel 2x2 - Power/Stretch
    2:43:35 Calling the D Against No Huddle
    2:48:27 Waiting to Make a Call
    2:50:15 Where to Learn the System?
    2:53:51 What Didn't I Want to Disclose?
    2:58:36 What Would I Add to the System?

    Follow Coach Vass @CoachVass, and the podcast's account @MDGAPodcast, as well as the offensive podcast, @RunVassOption. Come join us on Twitter to discuss the episode!

    To see the new Coach Vass Football YouTube Page
    www.youtube.com/coachvassfootball

    To join the Coach Vass Football Patreon, go to www.patreon.com/CoachVass

    If you can't remember all of those links or want to ask a question for next week's pod, head to: www.linktree.com/coachvass

    Visit the website at www.coachvass.com to view more information on the podcast, the link to his YouTube channel, CoachTube videos, Patreon, Pop-Up Clinics, blog posts, and articles from Coach Vass, as well links to join Coach Vass' email list, and a form to contact him for off-season consulting.

    COACH VASS' 3rd DOWN & RPO COACHTUBE BUNDLE
    https://bit.ly/vasstubebundle

    “DEFENDING THE WING-T OFFENSE” BY COACH VASS
    https://bit.ly/wingtvass

    COACH VASS' COACHTUBE COURSE OF THE WEEK:
    TCU Drills - Gary Patterson and the TCU Staff
    http://bit.ly/vasstubed

    HUDL: "ASK COACH VASS IN-SEASON SERIES"
    www.hudl.com/blog/ask-coach-vass-in-season-fixes

    For more information on the brand new Hudl Focus Outdoor Hands-Free Camera, check it out here:
    www.hudl.com/coachvass

    SPONSOR LINKS:
    www.hudl.com
    www.coachtube.com

    • 3 hrs 7 min
    S03E17: Short Corners, Signaling the D, Facing a Repeat Opp, & More w/ John Rice (Riverside Poly HS)

    S03E17: Short Corners, Signaling the D, Facing a Repeat Opp, & More w/ John Rice (Riverside Poly HS)

    Season 3 Episode 17 is with Riverside Poly HS (Riverside, CA) Head Coach, John Rice.

    SHOW NOTES
    3:32 Welcome John Rice
    6:57 Helping Shorter Corners
    12:52 Calling the Defense In
    28:53 Gameplanning vs. a Team That Kicked Your Ass
    47:27 Goal Line Package Adjustments
    1:05:12 Defending the Split Back Veer
    1:17:02 Breaking Down Pass Pro

    Follow John Rice on Twitter @CoachJohnRice and Coach Vass @CoachVass, and the podcast's account @MDGAPodcast, as well as the offensive podcast, @RunVassOption. Come join us on Twitter to discuss the episode!

    To see the new Coach Vass Football YouTube Page
    www.youtube.com/coachvassfootball

    To join the Coach Vass Football Patreon, go to www.patreon.com/CoachVass

    If you can't remember all of those links or want to ask a question for next week's pod, head to: www.linktree.com/coachvass

    Visit the website at www.coachvass.com to view more information on the podcast, the link to his YouTube channel, CoachTube videos, Patreon, Pop-Up Clinics, blog posts, and articles from Coach Vass, as well links to join Coach Vass' email list, and a form to contact him for off-season consulting.

    COACH VASS' 3rd DOWN & RPO COACHTUBE BUNDLE
    https://coachtube.com/bundles/coach-vass-glazier-bundle?track=5508dcc114302c798e8a81ddfb75b924

    “DEFENDING THE WING-T OFFENSE” BY COACH VASS
    https://coachtube.com/course/football/defending-the-wing-t-offense/13071590?track=e6ca5c01b8f475480705ac0999692d1d

    COACH VASS' COACHTUBE COURSE OF THE WEEK:
    Defending the Spread - Dave Aranda
    https://coachtube.com/course/football/defending-the-spread-offense-dave-aranda/12383032

    HUDL: "ASK COACH VASS IN-SEASON SERIES"
    www.hudl.com/blog/ask-coach-vass-in-season-fixes

    For more information on the brand new Hudl Focus Outdoor Hands-Free Camera, check it out here:
    www.hudl.com/coachvass

    SPONSOR LINKS:
    www.hudl.com
    www.coachtube.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    S03:E16: In-Season Q&A - Grab Bag O, Scripting, Pin-Pull, & More w/ Diante Lee (Mt. Carmel/PFF)

    S03:E16: In-Season Q&A - Grab Bag O, Scripting, Pin-Pull, & More w/ Diante Lee (Mt. Carmel/PFF)

    Season 3 Episode 16 is with Mount Carmel HS (San Diego, CA) Defensive Coordinator, Diante Lee. We take listener questions ranging from defending different offenses, practice planning, to getting started in coaching.

    SHOW NOTES
    2:42 Welcome Diante Lee!
    4:18 Defending a Grab Bag Offense
    15:43 Scripting Inside Run & 7-on-7 Practice Periods
    19:53 Seeing the Whole Picture
    24:38 Read the Show Notes for Previous Answers
    27:42 Wanting a Head Coaching Job
    32:45 Defending Pin & Pull
    49:31 Handling a Dominant WR when Basing Out of Qtrs/Palms
    1;03:32 Setting the D - Pass Strength or Field/Bound?
    1:10:42 HC Mandates for O & D
    1:21:06 How to Install a Defense
    1:33:30 Post-Wheel Switches vs. 2 High
    1:41:55 Where to Get Started in Coaching?
    1:49:22 Diante's Plugs!

    Follow Diante Lee on Twitter @PFF_DLee and Coach Vass @CoachVass, and the podcast's account @MDGAPodcast, as well as the offensive podcast, @RunVassOption. Come join us on Twitter to discuss the episode!

    To see the new Coach Vass Football YouTube Page
    www.youtube.com/coachvassfootball

    To join the Coach Vass Football Patreon, go to www.patreon.com/CoachVass

    If you can't remember all of those links or want to ask a question for next week's pod, head to: www.linktree.com/coachvass

    Visit the website at www.coachvass.com to view more information on the podcast, the link to his YouTube channel, CoachTube videos, Patreon, Pop-Up Clinics, blog posts, and articles from Coach Vass, as well links to join Coach Vass' email list, and a form to contact him for off-season consulting.

    COACH VASS' 3rd DOWN & RPO COACHTUBE BUNDLE
    https://coachtube.com/bundles/coach-vass-glazier-bundle?track=5508dcc114302c798e8a81ddfb75b924

    “DEFENDING THE WING-T OFFENSE” BY COACH VASS
    https://coachtube.com/course/football/defending-the-wing-t-offense/13071590?track=e6ca5c01b8f475480705ac0999692d1d

    COACH VASS' COACHTUBE COURSE OF THE WEEK:
    Defending the Spread - Dave Aranda
    https://coachtube.com/course/football/defending-the-spread-offense-dave-aranda/12383032

    HUDL: "ASK COACH VASS IN-SEASON SERIES"
    https://www.hudl.com/blog/ask-coach-vass-in-season-fixes

    For more information on the brand new Hudl Focus Outdoor Hands-Free Camera, check it out here:
    www.hudl.com/coachvass

    SPONSOR LINKS:
    www.hudl.com
    www.coachtube.com

    • 1 hr 52 min
    S03:E15: In-Season Q&A - 4x0-4x1, Disguise, Data & More w/ Neema Salimi (Westminster-Atlanta, GA)

    S03:E15: In-Season Q&A - 4x0-4x1, Disguise, Data & More w/ Neema Salimi (Westminster-Atlanta, GA)

    Season 3 Episode 15 is Westminster HS (Atlanta, GA) Defensive Coordinator, Neema Salimi. We take listener questions to help prepare for the week's opponent.

    SHOW NOTES
    0:08 Tuesday Night Football & Other Notes
    6:46 Welcome Neema Salimi!
    7:57 How Much Do You Tell the Players?
    10:47 What is Statistically Significant?
    20:12 How to Disguise Coverages vs. √ With Me
    27:04 Important Point about Check with Me
    28:49 How Many Fronts Do You Carry Per Week?
    42:10 4 Strong Load
    50:40 Defending 4x1/4x0
    1:03:29 Practicing at a Small School/Non-Platoon
    1:14:21 Why Does Neema Cheat in 2 Minute…?
    1:16:59 Defending the Houston Split Back Veer

    Follow Neema Salimi on Twitter @CoachSalimi and Coach Vass @CoachVass, and the podcast's account @MDGAPodcast, as well as the offensive podcast, @RunVassOption. Come join us on Twitter to discuss the episode!

    To see the new Coach Vass Football YouTube Page
    www.youtube.com/coachvassfootball

    To join the Coach Vass Football Patreon, go to www.patreon.com/CoachVass

    If you can't remember all of those links or want to ask a question for next week's pod, head to: www.linktree.com/coachvass

    Visit the website at www.coachvass.com to view more information on the podcast, the link to his YouTube channel, CoachTube videos, Patreon, Pop-Up Clinics, blog posts, and articles from Coach Vass, as well links to join Coach Vass' email list, and a form to contact him for off-season consulting.

    COACH VASS' 3rd DOWN & RPO COACHTUBE BUNDLE
    https://coachtube.com/bundles/coach-vass-glazier-bundle?track=5508dcc114302c798e8a81ddfb75b924

    “DEFENDING THE WING-T OFFENSE” BY COACH VASS
    https://coachtube.com/course/football/defending-the-wing-t-offense/13071590?track=e6ca5c01b8f475480705ac0999692d1d

    COACH VASS' COACHTUBE COURSE OF THE WEEK:
    Defending the Spread - Dave Aranda
    https://coachtube.com/course/football/defending-the-spread-offense-dave-aranda/12383032

    For more information on the brand new Hudl Focus Outdoor Hands-Free Camera, check it out here:
    www.hudl.com/coachvass

    SPONSOR LINKS:
    www.hudl.com
    www.coachtube.com

    • 1 hr 33 min

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