11 Mistakes in the GMC 3-5-3 Defense | FBCP S05 Episode 01

Georgia Military College popularized the 3-5-3 Defense for the High School level 15 years ago. What’s changed?

15 years ago, Georgia Military College came out with a comprehensive video series on the 3-5-3 Defense. It was all the rage back in 2005, with tons of coaches buying them up.

I was one of those coaches. We installed the defense in 2006 and I took over as Defensive Coordinator in 2007.

By 2008, we had moved on. This time it was the Miami 4-3 Defense. That changed my coaching life forever.

With a little more knowledge and wisdom, it’s time to go back and look at the original concepts and videos on the 3-5-3 Defense. What’s changed? And why didn’t we stick with it?

Find out what you need to look for when you switch to the 33 Stack Defense in 2019 (and it IS the same – GMC said so!) when you listen to this week’s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast!

Show Links

  • The original DVDs are still available at Championship Productions: <a href=”https://www.championshipproductions.com/cgi-bin/champ/p/Football/Basics-of-the-3-5-3_FD-02179A.html?mv_source=CP00308″>Basics of the 3-5-3 Defense</a> [that’s an affiliate link, but I do not recommend buying that one]
  • My Playbook Breakdown on the 2008 Georgia Military College 3-5-3 Defense, which had many tweaks from the original, Season 02 Episode 11 of The Football Coaching Podcast.
  • The 33 Stack Defense free 3 video series on the JDFB version of this defense.