Attacking 1-On-1 Matchups: Sam Siefkes, Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers Coach at Wofford College


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Today on the Coach and Coordinator podcast we invited Wofford College's defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach, Sam Siefkes onto the show. Hear how Coach Siefkes motivates, instructs, and evolves his defense, particularly through using position-less players. Also hear how Coach Siefkes emphasizes attacking one-on-one matchups against the opposition's weakest player on offense on this episode. 2:14 Coach Siefkes' background 4:29 Mentors for Coach Siefkes 5:56 How to climb coaching ladder 7:28 Overall philosophy 9:53 Coach Siefkes' experiences 11:24 Pillars of Wofford's defense 13:19 Details of practice 17:45 Mental approach to big games 19:06 Preparing for spread offenses 21:04 Development in camp 22:40 Playing against 10 and 11 personnel 25:23 Defensive front vs. spread gaps 27:30 Matching personnel 28:58 Practice structure 30:40 Tendencies, alignments, and formations 33:08 Structure for a user friendly system 35:23 The winning edge 36:43 Recruiting areas You can follow Coach Siefkes on Twitter here: @CoachSiefkes Coach and Coordinator Podcast Main Show Links: - Soundcloud: - iTunes: - Spotify: - Stitcher: - Pandora: - iHeart: - Google Play: Check out our systems for skill development in blocking, defeating blocks and tackling at Follow us daily on Twitter for content and interaction @FBDevCoach and be sure to check out X's and O's analysis at

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