ICTV Film Room: UNC Defending Tackle Pull

A big run allowed against James Madison shows the challenges facing UNC's defensive line moving forward.

North Carolina has had some trouble defending the run against pulling action so far this year, and this play from James Madison gives a good example of how pulling linemen can shift gap responsibility and make it difficult for the defensive front to adjust on the fly.

It’s a lot to ask of a defensive front to only have five guys in the box on 2nd-and-3, and the offense should typically get a good gain here just based on scheme regardless of what the defense does. Nevertheless, a few elements of execution allow this play to hit for a bigger gain. That’s the subject of the latest installment of our video series.

Go inside the ICTV GIF film room for a closer look.

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