It's beginning to look a lot like Georgia......

It's beginning to look a lot like Georgia......

Joined: October 3rd, 2013, 4:59 pm

March 26th, 2018, 5:18 am #1

Reading spring practice notes it really appears UT will be running UGA's (and of course Bamas) defense next year.  



 "Baker" is a blitz in the "b" gap and Tom is a stunt between both defensive tackles usually it is the 1 tech going first and the 3 looping, but that can change depending on gameplan. 

What I love the most is the peel rules they have for each play... On this particular play the DE will peel if the back releases outside and the Mac will peel if the back releases inside. Peeling with either player allows you to still set the edge, not worry about messing with the secondaries assignments and keeps you from having a back leaking out for a 20+ yard gain. 
Also, to kinda get infront of the they aren't firing off the ball comments our D-Line will be taught to engage with our hands and fire through with our hips exploding upwards (you have seen this drill with our Linebackers and D-Line whenever the are on all fours exploding into a sled) with your feet coming last because they are two gaping. 

Furthermore, so we can see how the defense is "tied on a string and is a system" two gaping a side of a line means your are trying to make the ball carrier bounce outside, while whenever you one gap you are wanting to make the ball come inside... So because everything starts up front whether you are one or two gaping will dictate Covergaes you can run because you have to dictate who the force player will be based on what the line is doing (one gaping or two gaping.. Or running stunts)... 

Anyway, it is a proven recipe for success so I welcome it.  I am not sure we have the talent to make it work as effectively as UGA did last season but that is nothing a couple of recruiting classes can't fix.  
"Gentlemen, touchdowns follow blocking as sure night follows day" -Gen Neyland
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Joined: August 10th, 2017, 5:39 am

March 26th, 2018, 2:13 pm #2

Pruitt improved UGA's defense after Grantham, and cupboard wasn't stocked.
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Joined: August 10th, 2017, 5:39 am

March 26th, 2018, 2:16 pm #3

I'll post some good UGA stuff since Pruitt will most likely do similar things.  This one was in a SI article and it's about how Smart wants everything to be a competition. 
Coaches select a handful of players and place them into two teams. Players from competing teams pair off. They then stand facing one another and hold a 45-pound plate straight out in front of their chests. The first player to drop his weight in each one-on-one matchup loses. Once the rest of the players learn what the competition is, they must decide which team they think will win. There are punishments for the losing team and those who back it that serve as motivation for next time, but more than anything, the coaches are watching to see which players their teammates gravitate toward. The competition described above is less a test of strength than a test of will. The players who win support from their teammates again and again probably are the ones those teammates will listen to in the fourth quarter.
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Joined: August 10th, 2017, 5:39 am

March 26th, 2018, 2:19 pm #4

Kirby seems to have learned from Saban to always work to find new angles to gain an advantage.
Kirby has a coaching clinic scheduled for month’s end for high school coaches around the state.  He’s got some big names — Bill Belichick (New England), Sean McVay (Los Angeles Rams) and Dan Quinn (Atlanta) — who have agreed to speak and he’s quite proud of what he’s put together.

“…I’m trying to give back to them because they are our feeder program. The state of Georgia has the best high school coaches in the country because our state education system is such that they get great benefits, they get great pay. So if they’re developing tough, hard-nosed, disciplined football players, guess who I get to inherit. It’s somewhat of a minor league for us so I believe that should give back to them.” 
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Joined: September 4th, 2012, 11:23 am

March 27th, 2018, 4:17 am #5

I think Pruitt is one of the best Xs and Os guys in the country. He’s a really solid coach and from what I’ve been told by high school coaches in Georgia he is really good at getting kids to understand and breaking it down in their level
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