Category Archive: Coach Joe Daniel

Apr 30

5 Keys to Defending the Wing-T Offense With Your 4-3 Defense

  Good Wing-T coaches are tough to beat. They know their offense, formation, and series. Put guys in conflict. As a defensive coordinator, you start in a the hole to begin with. They seem to always have answers. So why does it seem like some DC’s are the opposing coach’s BFF? (That’s Best Friend Forever if …

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Jan 01

3 Ways to Defend Trips Formations in Your 4-3 Defense

The 4-3 defense has proven to be very versatile. We have dealt with a lot of changes in offensive attacks recently and have been able to deal with the explosion of spread offenses. At the same time, the 4-3 defense has handled the return of the single wing and double wing attacks. While the base …

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Oct 01

Shutting Down the Run With the Under Front in Your 4-3 Defense

I love using the 4-3 defense’s over front because it is one of the most versatile defensive fronts in the game. There are times, however, when we know that the offense wants to run the ball. In those situations, we like to use the under front. The under front creates one less bubble on the …

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Sep 17

Shutting Down the Pistol Flex Bone Option With Your 4-3 Defense

There is nothing tougher than stopping a great option Offense. No matter how physically superior your guys are, the option guys are going by a simple mantra: If you can’t block ‘em, read ‘em! The power of the option attack has always been most apparent in college football. In the early 1980’s, the top option …

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Aug 01

Linebacker Keys in the Miami 4-3 Defense

By Joe Daniel. Defensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach, Prince George High School (VA) The Miami 4-3 Defense originated in the mid-1980s at the University of Miami. The original concept was designed to stop the Wishbone Option (Diagram1). The design was incredibly flawless. Even with the evolution of offense in the last 30 years, the …

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