The Most Lit Drill In College Football - LSU Football Tiger Attack Drill
The LSU Tigers football team might have one of the most insane football drills in college. Well….let’s be honest, a lot of college football teams do variations of this drill, but that doesn’t mean that this drill is not intense! We have seen Navy, USC and Ohio State all do their own version of this drill.
The LSU Tigers football team lines up three blockers between a defender and a tackle dummy, and the defender must engage with and shed all three blockers to get to the tackle dummy at the end of the drill.
What makes this drill so intense for the LSU Tigers is that they allow previous blockers to re-engage with the defender even if they have already gotten past them. This ends up turning into a savage gauntlet exercise for the defender as they have to literally take on three or more men in order to get through the drill.
The best part about this football drill is that the intensity that the position coaches bring to the drill. As you can hear them in the video, they are all in the players ears trying to get them to perform the drill correctly.
The LSU Tiger Attack Drill is honestly a tribute to some of the old school ways of playing football, often carried down by legacy coaches.
As more emphasis on player safety has increased and overall awareness of potential head injuries has heightened, you don’t really see these drills done as much as they used to, but it looks like you can still get some good ol’ traditional football drills down south in the SEC with drills like the LSU Tiger Attack Drill.
Nowadays you typically only see these types of drills performed during Spring Practice or during the first part of Fall Camp (Hell Week), to get the players used to tackling and physical contact. The only real way to practice shedding blocks and tackling is to actually shed blocks and tackle at full speed.
The LSU Tiger Attack Drill is one of those drills that teaches a defender to properly engage with the blocker and use his hands to shed the block. The defender needs to be aggressive with his hands and create separation as quickly as possible in order to be able to shed the block and get to the next level. The key to this drill is making sure to get vertical when shedding the block and not going side-to-side or getting “washed” by the blocker. The defender needs to engage, occupy the space, and shed the blocker with and explosive rip or surge.
Because of how much energy you exert going through just one time, this is a also a great drill to test your conditioning. It truly simulates a game time situation as a defender may have to shed multiple blocks in order to make a tackle. This drill is also a great measure toughness as you will quickly learn which players have the “dog mentality” and which players a more afraid of contact. Let us know your thoughts down below!