MatchQuarters

Cody Alexander
Football for the modern era. Come learn the #ArtofX.
Created 22 Jun 2020
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  • Running a 5-1 Bear Front vs 2-Back Spread
    03 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 1 5
    Georgia’s defense has been the main story for most of the college season. With no true front runner for Heisman, the focus was squarely on the dominance on the field in Athens, Georgia. But, for sever...
  • Top 10 Most Read #ArtofX Articles of '21
    29 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    As we close 2021 and begin 2022, I wanted to take the time to thank every person reading this. Without you, there is no MatchQuarters. It is always humbling to nerd out on football and have people gen...
  • MQ's Reading List - Dec. '21
    27 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Why You Need to Protect Your Sense of Wonder — Especially Now “We spend much of our time at work trying to stake our claim and make our voices heard. It can feel counterintuitive to engage in somethin...
  • Dec. '21 Blitz of the Month
    20 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    The three-safety system has become a normal defensive structure after being introduced to major college football four years ago in Ames. One of the programs that picked up on the trend early was Tulsa...
  • Taking STEAL Coverage to the next level
    13 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 0 9
    The STEAL concept has been a system for split-field coverage teams to take the weak side or boundary Safety and “steal” him in coverage on the other side of the field. In the simplest terms, the defen...
  • The FAVRE Path: Field Edge Creeper
    06 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Creepers, or replacement pressures, have been a hot topic this year. The hybridization of defenses at all levels has created the meshing of front structures. Replacement pressures have been around sin...
  • MQ DB 101: Defensive Back Techniques for Man, Zone, & Press Pt. 2 - Closed Stance
    03 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    In Part 2 of this extensive clinic, I break down different techniques from a “Closed Stance.” Starting with the basic stance and alignments used when playing from this technique. A Closed stance is us...
  • MQ's Reading List - '21 Nov.
    29 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    A Lesson in Friendship “For the longest time I thought that avoiding vulnerability was strength. It’s not. It takes a lot more strength to make yourself vulnerable than it does to keep the walls up an...
  • MQ DB 101: Defensive Back Techniques for Man, Zone, & Press Pt. 1 - Off Coverage
    26 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    In this extensive clinic, I break down different techniques for off coverage. Of course, it is always best practice, to begin with, the basic stance and alignments for playing off coverage starting fr...
  • Black Friday Sub Sale!
    26 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! I hope this holiday was filled with great fellowship, lots of food, and of course, football. I am having a “Black Friday” sale on subscriptions to the site ...
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