with Clint Bowen, North Texas State University Defensive Coordinator; former University of Kansas Defensive Coordinator
Led by Coach Clint Bowen, the 2005 Jayhawks finished #1 in the Big 12 and #2 nationally in kick off coverage. This success is due to the "keep it simple" philosophy and detailed drill work on the practice field. With an average drive start at the 22.2 yard line, the Kansas "SWAT" team swarmed its opponent with an aggressive, attacking style. Using a PowerPoint presentation and game footage, Coach Bowen effectively details the key points of his teaching philosophy. He describes a "kick middle" team (each player is numbered 1-5 on the right and left side of the ball) and how "Taking the line" incorporates timing the kicker's approach and hitting the line at full speed. Kicking coverage is won or lost in the speed and read zone. Bowen teaches lane disbursement and landmarks to effectively move downfield. Each player owns his own "5-yard world" as the 5's, 4's and 3's all have specific duties. The contain/fold player's jobs are also discussed. Kick coverage drills include the Avoid drill, Avoid and Press, Avoid/Press/Tackle, Double team drill, and the Contain/Fold drill. The "Sharks" are featured in several drills. Drills for the front five include landmark drops, Fit and Finish, Short drop and double team. This effective presentation is strengthened by drills and video footage. As important as special teams are to successful football, this DVD will boost kick off coverage and return results. Coach Bowen provides an excellent array of drills and teaching points that can help you prepare effectively for the upcoming season!
55 minutes. 2006.
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