Rodney Garner gets technical on us.

And the results are about what you’d expect.

And the Tigers’ defensive linemen have plenty to learn as well, with Rodney Garner describing it in precise football terms.

“Just getting them to understand that, hey, yesterday we were back to the one-gap. We’re four down (linemen),” he said. “Now going forward … we want to be able to comingle, so they’ve got to understand, are we two-gapping it or are we single-gapping it? But I think as they get more comfortable with the system and understanding how to apply the technique and the fundamentals to what the calls are, I think they’re going to get better.”

But what is the biggest advantage the 3-4 holds over the 4-3 from a lineman’s perspective?

“You can disguise your pressure. That’s the one thing when I was at Georgia working with (then-defensive coordinator Todd) Grantham, we could disguise so many different ways to bring pressure and to do different things,” Garner said. “And it changes an offense’s blocking schemes, especially if you can comingle; you’re giving them a three-down look, a four-down look and they’ve got to block that thing differently, whether it be in their run game or their pass (protection). How are they going to set their pass (protection)? So it definitely gives you a lot of flexibility.”

Comingle is the new black, I guess.

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22 responses to “Rodney Garner gets technical on us.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    It worked so well for Grantham.

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    • Sh3rl0ck

      It worked really well. If our secondary was confused, you know the offense had no clue what was coming.

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      • gastr1

        Grantham WAS good at pressure. Give the man his due on that, at least.

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        • Sh3rl0ck

          He was / is. I actually think he is a much better coach than most of the readers here give him credit for. 2011 / 2012 proved the guy knows defense. It just seemed like he was unwilling to simplify things for new players. If you need to start in the offense for a full year before you can play full speed, something is wrong.

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          • With the number of future pros on that 2012 defense, they honestly underachieved. They were horrible early in the season, laid down against USCe, and then got run over by Bama. He did a good job in 2011 but, other than that, not so much.

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  2. The Quincy Carter of Accountants

    After single gapping and two-gapping during the year, Todd Grantham’s Louisville defense was last seen going with the innovative no-gapping technique against the run. Results were mixed.

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  3. SJ

    Well, I think Nick Chubb revealed the ‘Kiss my Gap’ technique to Todd’s D Line at the Belk Bowl.

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  4. SJ

    BTW, how many girls has Rodney’s wife had now while trying to get that ‘Y’ chromosome offspring? Five or 6 at last count.
    Hey Rodney, just recruit and adopt an Ethiopian male orphan. You won’t have to bribe him with nearly as much as your Auburn recruits, and you will probably get coupons. He probably won’t play FB but will be capable of running for three days without rest, water or food. ‘ALL IN’, right?

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    • Jeff Sanchez

      I’m glad the guy’s gone too, but a shot at his family is over the line IMO

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      • SJ

        It would be:
        A. if he was not paid > $350K/yr by UGa for the time he was D line coach and recruiting director.
        B.Did not flip recruits that he had recruited to UGa to Auburn when he left
        C. Actually worked when he was in Athens
        and D. If it was not true. He is the one who was always talking about his family to the press. How would we know otherwise?

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    • GaBoy 3000

      Man, the racist people on here claiming to be UGA fans just can’t resist bringing ther ignorance to these blogs

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  5. dawgtired

    I wonder what the difference is between mingle and co-mingle?

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  6. Dawg19

    ” we could disguise so many different ways to allow 40+ points.”

    fixed it

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  7. Kyle Thoro-media

    Im a big UGA fan but I separate myself from the racist that call themselves UGA fans.

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  8. point dog

    the new black racist.

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  9. Mike Cooley

    Commingle is the new motivation stone.

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  10. Howl&Woof

    It is one thing to conceptualize all of this strategy, while it is another to actually teach the tactics required to pull it off. I think we failed during the Grantham era because of a combination of personnel/recruiting, strategic, and coaching/teaching issues.
    Thankfully, it looks like we are attracting better players (especially in both lines) and teaching the guys we have to be successful. Hopefully, the defensive strategy will prove to be effective too.

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