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Roll Call at the BallC.W Post’s philosophy to attack, pursue and tackle at the football stifles rushers at the point of attack
by: Bryan Collins
Head Coach, C.W. Post College, Brooksville, N.Y
© May 2002
In order to have a great defense, you must have great pursuit and gang tackling. In order to have great pursuit, you must emphasize running to the football throughout the entire practice. This includes the time spent in our individual and team periods. You must grade the effort of your players everyday.
We’ve had outstanding defenses the past few seasons. In 2000, we finished first in the nation in total defense and rushing defense and fourth in scoring defense. In 2001, we finished first in rushing defense again, giving up 211 yards in 12 games (17 yds. per game, 0.6 per carry). I think this success has been attributed to the philosophy of our defense – pursue the football....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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