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April 2008

April 2008


Defensive Game Planning

Getting prepared for friday night, from scouting to kickoff
by: David Purdum
© April 2008

Game planning is all about prioritizing; sifting through all the infinite details that you and your staff have investigated; and pinpointing the most crucial elements.

Every coach worth his whistle charts tendencies from every down-and-distance, from every formation, and from each hash mark. They scout blocking schemes and multiple personnel match-ups, just like you do. They document the number of times you run certain routes; they know what your go-to running and passing plays are and how often your run them.

St. Xavier (OH) head coach Steve Spechtís defensive game plans arenít much different. They contain all of the above. But whatís helped Specht lead the Bombers to two state championships in the last three years is his staffís ability to simplify the game plans. In four seasons, Spechtís record is 51-3 and he has ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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