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with J.T. Curtis,
John Curtis Christian School (LA) Head Coach,
over 540 career coaching victories - only the second high school football coach in history to reach 500 wins;
Distinguished member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Hall of Fame (2015);
2012 Louisiana Class 2A State High School Champions (26 State HS Football titles total);
the consensus 2012 High School National Champion; 2012 USA Today National HS Coach of the Year
Using a variety of assistant coaches, Coach Curtis begins with the base package for the 50 defense. In the Doubles Out of Under, the defense works to get the free rusher alone against the runner where he can make big plays. Also, it uses a combo concept if the receivers run crossing routes. Trips Out of Under and Trips Out of the Gun are different looks for the 50, which is diagrammed on the white board. Walking the ends out to space is the key to this defense. It gives you more options and different looks. In the nickel alignment, Curtis emphasizes lining up your free rusher to the running back's side. Defending the empty set is another emphasis of this base package. The blitz is an option but instead, Curtis changes the location of the rush. The hash mark game is also a favorite aspect of this defense. The goal is to shrink the area to the boundary from 17 feet to just 10 feet. Players must be athletic enough to be able to wall receivers to the boundary. When players understand general concepts, the added elements of the defense add to its strength.
45 minutes. 2007.