Complete Linebacking

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New edition is a comprehensive instructional resource for linebackers and linebacking coaches.

Features skills and drills, game preparation and strategy. Covers the role of the linebacker against specific offensive systems while providing instruction for proper technique. Featuring player profiles for some of the great linebackers in the game today.

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Overview

New edition is a comprehensive instructional resource for linebackers and linebacking coaches.

Features skills and drills, game preparation and strategy. Covers the role of the linebacker against specific offensive systems while providing instruction for proper technique. Featuring player profiles for some of the great linebackers in the game today.

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
“Lou Tepper’s knowledge and ability to teach and coach the linebacker position is OUTSTANDING! He is considered one of the best at any level!”

Sean Payton— Head Coach New Orleans Saints

“This is perhaps the most comprehensive position book ever written, and Lou Tepper is one of the best to have ever coached the position.”

Grant Teaff— Executive Director American Football Coaches Association

“Lou Tepper is one of the best teachers and defensive minds I’ve ever worked with. His coaching point of ‘see a little, see a lot, see a lot, see a little’ defines the details and focus in his coaching. Winning is in Lou Tepper’s blood. As you turn each page you will become closer to helping young men reach their goals. Enjoy learning linebacker play from one of the finest in football.”

Jeff Quinn— Head Football Coach State University of New York at Buffalo

Bill McCartney
This book is a must for every linebacker, head coach, and defensive coach. It will be the classic reference on linebacking for many years to come. This work is long overdue. I wish Complete Linebacking had been available when I began coaching.
— Bill McCartney, Former Head Football Coach, Colorado University
Dick Vermeil
Lou's linebackers consistently play as well or better than other linebackers I've seen, and they aren't always the most talented. The answers to how and why they perform so well are in this book. You're in for a learning experience.
— Dick Vermeil, Head Coach, St. Louis Rams
Fisher DeBerry
One of the most comprehensive position books I have ever read, by one of the game's best to have ever coached the position! Lou Tepper's book on linebacker play is a must for every coach's library and also would be a great supplement for their players' notebooks. Some of Lou's ideas and concepts and drills have certainly influenced our thinking about linebacker play here at the Academy.
— Fisher DeBerry, Head Coach, United States Air Force Academy
Steve Logan
When I worked with Lou Tepper at the University of Colorado, I was watching one of the best teachers of the fundamentals in the college game. From linebacking to the overall defensive scheme, Lou's players always maximized their potential.
— Steve Logan, Head Football Coach, East Carolina University
From the Publisher

"One of the most comprehensive position books I have ever read, by one of the game's best to have ever coached the position! Lou Tepper's book on linebacker play is a must for every coach's library and also would be a great supplement for their players' notebooks. Some of Lou's ideas and concepts and drills have certainly influenced our thinking about linebacker play here at the Academy."
Fisher DeBerry
Head Coach
United States Air Force Academy

"Lou's linebackers consistently play as well or better than other linebackers I've seen, and they aren't always the most talented. The answers to how and why they perform so well are in this book. You're in for a learning experience."
Dick Vermeil
Head Coach
St. Louis Rams

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450466455
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/24/2014
  • Edition description: 2nd
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 265
  • Sales rank: 316,028
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lou Tepper brings more than 45 years of experience as a college football coach to Complete Linebacking. Since 2012, Tepper has served as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Buffalo. As head coach, Tepper has won over 100 games, with stints at the University of Illinois (1991-96), Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (2000-05), and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2006-10).

He took the Illini to three bowl games, including a win in the 1994 Liberty Bowl. At Edinboro, Tepper led his teams to three Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) titles and two NCAA Division II playoff appearances. He was twice named PSAC West Coach of the Year. At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he led the Crimson Hawks to an NCAA playoff appearance and was named PSAC West Coach of the Year for the third time.

In compiling an impressive 101-75-2 overall record as head coach, Tepper is well known for his genius on the defensive side of the ball. Tepper held the positions of defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Louisiana State University (1997-99); defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Illinois (1988-91); linebackers coach, defensive coordinator, and assistant head coach at the University of Colorado (1983-87); and linebackers coach at Virginia Tech (1978-82).

As linebackers coach, Tepper mentored three Butkus Award winners—Colorado’s Alfred Williams and Illinois’ Dana Howard and Kevin Hardy—and developed more than 20 NFL linebackers, including Simeon Rice and John Holecek. In recognition of his accomplishments and decade of service to the school, the University of Illinois endowed the Lou Tepper Football Scholarship to benefit linebackers in 2006.

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Table of Contents

Part I Linebacker Profile

Chapter 1. Physical Qualities

Chapter 2. Linebacker Intangibles

Part II Fundamentals

Chapter 3. Hit and Shed

Chapter 4. Pursuit

Chapter 5. Tackling

Chapter 6. Zone Coverage Skills

Chapter 7. Man Coverage Skills

Part III Presnap Activity

Chapter 8. Seconds Signaling the Defense

Chapter 9. Seconds Presnap Information

Part IV Techniques

Chapter 10. Linebacker Technique Terminology

Chapter 11. 32 Technique

Chapter 12. 31 Technique

Chapter 13. 51 and 52 Techniques

Chapter 14. Hawk Technique

Chapter 15. Middle Linebacker Technique

Chapter 16. 5 Techniques

Chapter 17. 7 and 9 Techniques

Chapter 18. 3-3 Gold Medal Defense

Chapter 19. 3-3 Techniques

Part V Teaching and Learning

Chapter 20. Teaching Style

Chapter 21. Practice Organization

Chapter 22. Linebacker Grading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2007

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    This is a book for coaches and players alike. This book is all about fundamentals. It gives you drills you can implement to. I run almost all these drills in my practice. If you run a 3-4, in the last few chapters it gives you techniques on that as well.

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