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“Ideally, we want this position to be fast enough to put an offensive lineman on an island by using his speed and hands, be physical enough to spill a kick-out block, and athletic enough to drop into coverage occasionally.”
by: Adam Howard
© August 2005
Learning how to adjust to the strengths of your athletes without straying from your defensive philosophy is essential at the Division III level. At Baldwin-Wallace College we do not eliminate players from our recruiting pool based on what they look like or their size. Our goal is to recruit quality people who are productive in the classroom and on the field. As a result of this philosophy we may have players who don’t fit the traditional mold of their position, but have abilities that counterbalance their size.
Every spring we spend time evaluating the strengths of our players to determine what players we can count on for the following year, and we also evaluate what we need to change in our defense to try to play to these strengths. After the 2002 season we realized that our Sam linebacker had a great motor and that he w....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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