2-Read Coverage with Fred Hubert | FBCP S07E20

Winning a State Championship with the 4-2-5 Defense

Using a creative evolution in the coverage package leading to a modified 2-Read Coverage in his 4-2-5 Defense, Hollis-Brookline High School Defensive Coordinator Fred Hubert helped lead his team to a New Hampshire State Championship in 2019. Find out the keys to the team’s success and how this take the 2-Read Quarters Coverage package can work for your defense.

Coach Hubert is a client with JDFB Coaching Systems. While a lot of what he’s doing on defense looks the same, the coverage adjustment was a successful twist on the package. Probably one I’ll be stealing down the line.

Find out how this 2-Read Coverage adjustment can help your run defense, as well as your pass coverage. The Free Safety gets to operate as more of a linebacker and get more involved in the run game.

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2-Read Coverage Show Notes

  • What contributed most to the 2019 State Championship season
  • Why Coach Hubert and Hollis-Brookline went to the 4-2-5 Defense
  • The adjustment from Cover 1 to the 2-Read Coverage
  • How to run the 2-Read Coverage package and adjustments to formations
  • What the Hollis-Brookline staff looks at when game planning for next week’s opponent
  • In-game adjustments for the 2-Read coverage package

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