36 min

Creating TFLs and Their Effect on the Offense – Cody Baethke, Defensive Coordinator, Coe College Coach and Coordinator Podcast

    • Sports

As a defensive coordinator, Cody Baethke's success at Coe College is a testament to his dedication to crafting a well-rounded and effective defensive strategy. For his efforts, he was recognized by Hansen Ratings as the #4 Defensive Coordinator of the Year for 2023, and the DCOY in his region.
In this episode, Coach Baethke shares insights into his coaching philosophy and approach to building a successful defense, which includes placing value on creating TFLs. He emphasizes the importance of flexibility, adaptability, and continuous learning as key elements in his defensive strategy.

Show Notes:

Background and Coaching Philosophy

Core Beliefs on Defense

Simplifying Defensive Techniques

Creating Havoc with Stand-Up Defensive Lineman

Attributes of the Hybrid Defensive Player

Philosophy Behind Creating Tackles for Loss

Importance of Tackles for Loss on Defense

Training Linebackers for Tracking and Tackling

Techniques for Cloud Coverage and Inserting Safeties


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As a defensive coordinator, Cody Baethke's success at Coe College is a testament to his dedication to crafting a well-rounded and effective defensive strategy. For his efforts, he was recognized by Hansen Ratings as the #4 Defensive Coordinator of the Year for 2023, and the DCOY in his region.
In this episode, Coach Baethke shares insights into his coaching philosophy and approach to building a successful defense, which includes placing value on creating TFLs. He emphasizes the importance of flexibility, adaptability, and continuous learning as key elements in his defensive strategy.

Show Notes:

Background and Coaching Philosophy

Core Beliefs on Defense

Simplifying Defensive Techniques

Creating Havoc with Stand-Up Defensive Lineman

Attributes of the Hybrid Defensive Player

Philosophy Behind Creating Tackles for Loss

Importance of Tackles for Loss on Defense

Training Linebackers for Tracking and Tackling

Techniques for Cloud Coverage and Inserting Safeties


Follow Cody Baethke on Twitter/X @CodyBaethke.

Follow All We Are Doing:
Follow us on Twitter/X @CoachKGrabowski.
Sign-up for our weekly newsletter.

Thank you for supporting our partners:
Learn More about Playbook Clinics:
Playbook Clinics is a new coaching clinic series, reimagined from the ground up. Playbook organizes a Convening Panel of coaches in the region, asks them what they want to talk about, and who they want to hear from. Check them out at www.playbookclinics.com, get your staff registered, and use the code “Keith” to save $50.

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36 min

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