Mastering The Basics

Developing a mastery of the basic skills in football is invaluable. The WVU coaching staff is making sure that their players have the capability to perform those skills at the highest level.

Coaches Tom Bradley and Damon Cogdell review how strength and speed are important in the trenches. Each lineman hits the tackle dummy hard, and immediately uses the quickness of their arms to mimic sliding past an offensive lineman.

In this second drill, the safety closest to coach Joe DeForest is attempting to break from the hands of the blocking defender and make the tackle as the ball handler sprints in either direction. DeForest makes note to get low and use the force of the defender to generate more speed and power to make the tackle.

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