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McBride on Cover 2

Former Nebraska defensive coordinator Charlie McBride stopped by the Hail Varsity Radio show on Wednesday, as he does every Wednesday, to talk Xs and Os with host Chris Schmidt. Last week we brought you McBride's thoughts on two-gap defense. This week he was talking Cover 2. If you played any football at the youth or high school levels odds are you're familiar with the Cover 2. It's one of the mother sauces from which an unending array of coverages and schemes ...

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McBride talks two-gap

Nebraska enters 2012 with question marks at every level defensively but the biggest one, the linchpin to Bo Pelini’s entire scheme, is at defensive tackle. This is the first year since Pelini arrived in Lincoln where he doesn’t have either a burgeoning or bona fide superstar at defensive tackle. In 2008 and 2009 it was Ndamukong Suh. In 2010 and 2011 it was Jared Crick. In 2012, Nebraska has one solid starter in Baker Steinkuhler and two leading contenders – Thad Randle ...