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with George Barlow,
James Madison University Defensive Coordinator;
and Chip West,
James Madison University Defensive Backs Coach;
2004 NCAA Division I-AA National Champions
James Madison University has experienced a tremendous amount of success in recent years, including the D I-AA National Championship in 2004. A great deal of their success is credited to their defensive schemes. In Blitzes and Coverages, Coach Barlow and Coach West cover "10 Points of Success" for the Dukes' defense. They diagram the 4-4 base alignment and provide game footage to illustrate their techniques. Coach Barlow diagrams multiple blitzes including the weak fire, field, strong fire and smash. Each blitz package covers the assignments of all of the front eight players. Coach West covers each of the defensive coverages used to disguise the blitz packages. Film breakdown is used to show on-field demonstration of each of the blitzes and coverages versus four of the most common plays in football: the draw, trap, zone and power plays. This video is a great compliment to Defensive Line and Linebacker Play in the 4-4 Defense.
89 minutes. 2005.