Football 101: Zone blitz and 30 package
In fact, the Michigan and Ohio State defenses are similar in a lot of ways, but it all starts with an attacking philosophy. On running downs, both defenses will use the zone blitz to get the eighth man in the box to help stop the run. On passing downs, both units have several nickel schemes, including a three-down lineman package.
Today's class will look at how both teams use the zone blitz to get an eighth man in the box and also take a look at how they utilize the 30 package on third down.
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