Football 101: Man-free coverage

Updated: November 7, 2003, 1:58 PM ET
By Bob Davie | Special to
Just about every college football team has some type of man-free coverage in their defensive packages. In today's class, we will look at some various ways man-free coverage is played and how it is used to not only defend the run, but also apply pressure against the pass.

Bob Davie

College Football
Bob Davie, a veteran college football coach of 25 years, most recently as head coach at the University of Notre Dame, serves as an analyst on college football game telecasts and select studio shows.