Bryan Cook - Colorado Organizing Defensive Run Fits In Multiple Fronts

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Bryan Cook - Colorado Organizing Defensive Run Fits In Multiple Fronts



Defensive run fits in multiple fronts


What is a run fit? 


One thing is certain, defensive alignments are the most important when utilizing run fits. To comprehend run fits, we must first understand what a run fit is. A run fit is when a defensive lineman and/or linebacker enter a gap to prevent a running back from running through it. If the running back is moving side to side, he is not gaining yards, which allows the defense to get to the ball.


Single gap run fits are the most common. They require each defender to focus on one gap. The defensive line is shaded toward the gap they will control, while the linebackers line up in the gap they will control.


To understand run fits, we must understand how gaps are created. Defensive players on any team will assign each player a specific gap to cover. Run fits are the defensive's communication of who is to cover what gap. That's how solid run defense is achieved!


Run fits can be implemented with various fronts. From the single gap, two gaps to 3-4 schemes. Plus many more. You can elevate your run defensive by simply incorporating this technique. Introducing Colorado Assistant Coach Bryan Cook,




Bryan Cook details the way they fit runs from multiple fronts. Assistant Coach Bryan Cook dives into defensive run fits in multiple fronts, including Zone Schemes, Gap Schemes & Coverages. This course is a template for ensuring that your own defense is sound in the approach to stopping the run from every front, coverage and movement.


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The Coach


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Bryan Cook is in his third year on the University of Colorado football staff, his first as the tight ends coach.  He initially joined the program on March 1, 2019 as the director of quality control for the defense under then-head coach Mel Tucker. Cook, 44, a veteran coach of 20 seasons in the collegiate ranks, came to Colorado from Georgia Tech.  He was on the Yellow Jackets’ staff as a quality control specialist for defense in 2018, his third stint with the school, assisting and focusing in particular with the play of outside linebackers. 

During his four seasons on Paul Johnson’s offensive staff as quarterbacks coach at Georgia Tech, he helped game plan one of the most dangerous offenses in college football. Tech featured a top-10 rushing attack nationally and also led the country in yards per completion under Cook’s tutelage. He coached five student-athletes that received all-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition.

Ratings and Reviews (1)

Christopher Hall

Major help for teams trying to Fit the Run in Odd and Even Fronts

Feb 2, 23 09:14 PM

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Caterory: Football/3-4 Defense
Bookings: 198
Videos: 42