In this blitz the two outside linebackers rush from the perimeter. The inside linebackers (including Cornelius Anthony, below) take a step forward, cross (or stunt, as the coaches call it), then blitz. The cornerbacks play man-to-man coverage, the strong safety covers the tight end, and the free safety shadows the quicker of the two running backs. The other back is spied on by the two defensive ends. If the back stays in to pick up the blitz, the ends crash in on the quarterback. If the back flares right or left, then one of the ends attempts to cover him. "The idea is to get to the quarterback quickly," says A&M defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz. "If the quarterback has time, he could beat us because we're in single coverage. But that doesn't happen too often."