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August/September 2010

August/September 2010


17 Cornerstones of Defensive Line Play

by: Steve Grimit
Defensive Line Coach, St. Cloud State University
© August/September 2010

St. Cloud State University has a long tradition of excellence on the defensive line. In 2008, both defensive ends earned All-American honors, marking the third such honor in the past four seasons. Two of these players were named most valuable defensive lineman in the conference. Talented players are obviously the most important ingredient in our success. Utilizing an attacking and aggressive system of play has allowed these great players to play fast. Playing fast is a must in a position that does not allow time to think about your next movement. The cornerstones of defensive line play need to become second nature, creating a confident and aggressive player.

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