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Just wondering if any colleges run a 5-2? How does our D fit with this?
Yes. Essentially, any team that runs a 3-4 also, at times, runs a 5-2. It's pretty much just when the outside linebackers walk up to the line of scrimmage.
I saw alabama rocking a 5-2 a few times this year, oddly enough.
That defense would work extremely well with our D personnel, but sadly its a dated set, and could not be used too often in todays world of at LEAST 3 WR at any given time.
It's not a dated set the way teams run it nowadays. Teams are just running it out of their 3-4 package. Outside linebackers in 3-4 sets are mainly pass-rushers anyhow, so it works great.
I coach the 5-2 at my high school it works well with the bulkier, slower athletes we have. The key is to have D-ends that can contain and filter the play back inside of them. They also have to be very athletic, cause they will have to cover sometimes. At the line its all about gap control.
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