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Deep Dive on Defense- Evolution of Defending RPOs with Brandon Lechtenberg

On this episode of Deep Dive on Defense, Brandon Lechtenberg, linebackers coach at

University of Incarnate Word (FCS) joins guest host Chris Vasseur to discuss all the details on defending the RPO as well as how defenses have evolved their strategies as use of the RPO has expanded to every level of football.

 – Intro
 – Coaching Journey
 – Experience at TCU
 – Power Read
 – Last year at TCU
 – Millsap’s
 – Defending RPOs (evolution of the RPO)
 – Defending RPOs (Scheme or technique)
 – Cover 4
 – Defending the Perimeter
 – Defending all options
 – Running Quarterbacks
 – Chasing the running-back dives
 – Defending a 3×1
 – Blitzing RPOs
 – Slamming the B-gap
 – 4th down stop to win the game
 – Outro

USA Football’s Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgable head coaches, coordinators, and position coaches from professional, college, and high school football. Keith and his guests discuss the philosophy, concepts, schemes, and strategies that they have learned throughout their careers. Each show includes a specific idea that can be applied to help coaches at every level find the winning edge.




Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1