… the deployment of Georgia’s defensive front isn’t something that readily comes to mind. Go figure.
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Let me don my Captain Obvious costume: as awesome as this article was explaining the 4i concept, even better: the recruits we signed shows a purdy solid roster management plan to match personnel to this concept. At the strategic level, learning this stuff really makes football fun for me (I know, I’m a freak).
This explains why the QB’s are not getting the rush on them they used to. The defense seems to be stop the run first. HiAlt is right about the recruiting Kirby is building a great defense for this.
The 4-0-4 described sort of looks like our nickel scheme from last year, but I don’t see much credit going to Kelly. I don’t recall seeing both DE in 4i form in our nickel very often. Mostly, we replaced an OLB with a DB, then the playside DE is in 4i and the other DE was almost always in 5i. NT almost always did his job getting doubled.
The dart play referenced as a potential counter to this defensive look seems identical to the Sony TD run against OU in the 3rd quarter where he flipped to Fromm’s other side and scampered untouched.
So Kelly supposedly came up with this, eh? How can he account for an offense against it when the DEs get his QB from the side on his last play from scrimmage against us? You would think he would have an O that practiced against that scheme since he uses the spread.
Btw, it looks like Chaney schemed against it using muscle to make the run go up the middle where it takes their D out of using this formation effectively. Does anyone else see a connection between our O scheme and O line recruiting that can beat these Ds up the middle? And we thought they were just being stubborn by continuing to run into the line rather than using sweeps! Turns out that our O coaches were looking at the few to be blocked on the line when the other D didn’t have a fast LB like Smith to get in the way of the holes you could sometimes run a Mack truck through.
I think you might be confusing Chip Kelly and Brian Kelly.
Duh. Saw the Oregon reference in the article, but after your comment, I googled to see where he now is located. Missed that bit of news and didn’t realize he was at UCLA.
Some people are extra kind towards others on here and you just became one of them. Thanks. Speaking of brain farts, Doc, what can I do about them so early in the morn? I can recall better after a pull on my pipe, so maybe that should be on the b’fast menu. I’ll just step out the back way and…..
Was it over when the Germans dropped back in Cover 2?
No sweat, man. We all misread stuff.
The red flag still should have gone up because it was outrageous to think Brian Kelly would come up with an original thought like that, although I gotta admit that he fooled me last year with ND. I thought he would go down in flames, but he put a good team out there after he had had a bad year.
That article helps me understand the comments from our coaches regarding Trenton having a better year than his stats showed.
I could read stuff like this all day. I love the nuts and bolts of play and scheme design
“It’s hot and it’s cold,” he said. “Sometimes you’re on top of the world and sometimes you’re not.” --Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 9/11/21
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