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I've never liked the way we played GT since D-No had been here. We give up too many yards and points because of it. And I'm sorry if I don't care about possible trickeration...95% of their plays will be runs within the tripple option. The way they play the tripple option makes things to complicated. And MLB got blocked by the center playing 7 yards off the ball more than he would have playing at 4 yards off the ball with the right defense front.
DJMB...I didn't usually go on profane rants but sometimes a good 4 letter word is needed to sufficiently communicate your frustrations lol. The offense had its issues but is ok overall. They are heading un the right direction. They played well last night overall. The problem was the defense couldn't get off the field and give them more possessions. The main problem is the defense. The problem is D-No. Golden needs to let him go and give up his defense and hire a new D-Coordinator. Hope the boosters and trustees start a mutiny.
Finally...Why not bring your strong safety down in the box and create an 8 man front where the DT's are playing on the inside shoulder of the guard, you have 2 middle linebackers to play dive to quarterback, one control left dive and one control right dive, have DE's play QB and safeties and outside LB can play pitch man. Not F$*kin rocket science. Dumbass coaches, dumbass D-No.
3rd...The safeties were waaaay to far off the ball. They were at 12 yards. Should have been at 8-9 yards because the way they were playing the option the safeties had pitch. You want the safeties to have to cover as little ground as possible and and decrease the amount of space to make tackling the pitch man easier.
2nd...he had the DT's lined up ineffectively. He had them playing either head up on both guards, or had the in 3 shade and 1 shade alignments. He basically had the trying to engage the guards and shed blocks. You don't do that against the tripple option. You have the DT's lineup on the inside shoulder of both guards and penetrate both gaps while chipping off the center. If this happens and the center doesn't block one of them the tackles should easily occupy the dive man. If they give it to the dive man he had to bounce it outside and the linebacker should be able to easily get to the dive option at an angle and avoid the center. Not rocket science. Plus, your Middle linebacker should be 4 yards off the ball...NOT 7!!!
The scheme D-No had to defend the tripple option was retarded and inept. When the dive option goes of for a career high in carries and yards you know you are doing something wrong. First, WHY IN THE HELL DO YOU HAVE THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER WHO IS PLAYING DIVE TO QUARTERBACK (DT'S ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DIVE) 7 F$*KIN YARDS FROM THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE!!!! THAT IS F$*KIN RETARDED!!!! THAT'S WHY THE DIVE OPTION WENT OFF!!!! THAT'S THE FIRST F$*KIN THING YOU HAVE TO STOP IN THE TRIPPLE OPTION. D-NO COULDN'T EVEN GET THAT RIGHT!!! Whoosaw...calming down. Thinking about this again is getting me pissed.
WWIN...The base defense did not change. That you are correct about. While I don't particularly like the base defense we run to say that there were no changes in the defense is baffling. Here are the changes: 1. The major change was a shift in the philosophy of being STOUT and reading and reacting to being more downhill and aggressive from the front 7. 2. The also played a lot more man. And not just man, but press man. 3. They also played more single high safety looks and got that extra safety down in the box on run support. 4. When they played two safeties high they played them at the standard 12 yards off the line of scrimmage vs. 15 to 17 yards in the past. 5. When the played zone they gave either a press man look and then played zone behind it or they played the corners off 5 yards to the boundary side and 7 yards off the wide field side (standard) not that 8-10 yards off the boundary side and 10-12 off the wide field side. 6. They played more 4-3 in their front this game (although the majority of the game the played out of that 3-4 front)Plain and simply put, the defense was called in a more aggressive and attacking style. Again, I'm no fan of D'No but he called a much, much, much better game than he has since much of his tenure here. The only games I recall him calling the defense this was was last year against Florida and FSU. I hope he continues to call the defense the same the rest of the season.
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Here.
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Lol...of course they gave him more $$$, probably got some more coin for his coaches too. The the mending of fences begin.
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I know that cgnc. I also believe Saban through his agent were in contact with TX. Hell, I'm sure Saban had an inperson meeting with TX. Doesn't change anything. Saban let the TX talk go in for a week and did not disavow them until after the boosters ponied up more $$$. Golden's process is playing out in a shorter timeline. I still think he stays but will not be surprised in the least if he bolts. Either way the U will be alright because the program is still in ascending mode.
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At this point whatever happens happens and I'm good either way.
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If you are right miamicane then let's hire our new coach by Wednesday and it is all good. Hopefully it will be Butch.
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Sota...who cares whether Saban had better coaches to take his job or what the fan base thinks. What's that got to do with the price of tea in China? If Saban wanted to be at UT right now he would have and he took the time he wanted to to get what he wanted. The fact that there may be better coaches bodes well for us if Golden bolts. My guess is we will know Monday and if Golden stays he will have a month to mend bridges and secure this good recruiting class. If he bolts and we hire a Butch or Chud we secure this recruiting class.
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Sorry for your loss VA Cane.
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Many of you talking about Al waiting so long (two days as of today) are blowing this way outta proportion. If Golden comes back (I agree with Soup and still thinks he will) he will have more than enough time to mend the appropriate fences and talk waivering recruits off the ledge and keep (possibly enhance this class). In all honesty Penn St is the one school that we all were aware Al could bolt to. If he stays the likelihood us he will be at the U for a long time if successful. If he bolts then I thank him for getting the program back in track and move on. The fact is if he leaves this is the perfect timing for him to bolt. The program is still in ascending mode and is ripe for a coach like Butch to take the reins and build on what Golden has done. I have no problem with Golden looking at this point. It's only been 2 days. Hell, Saban to TX went on for a week and did not end until the boosters ponied up more $$$. As long as the administration pays the $$$ for a Butch or Chud if Golden bolts we will be fine. He he bolts and the don't pony up the $$$ then blame administration, not Golden because this is ultimately a business and given the NCAA stuff and hearing Penn St's coaches name as a hot commodity in NFL circles (been hearing this for the past month), they should've been prepared for Penn St contacting Golden.
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Raizecane...that's the primary reason I am leaning towards him staying.
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ONFC...what you are seeing on defense is a product of poor scheme and read and react defensive philosophy. Because of that OC are scheming the defensive players out of position. That's why DB's are consistently 5 yards away from receivers when they catch the ball. The players are frequently caught with too much space when trying to bring down a WR or RB. As sorry as V-Tech's QB and offense was their OC outschemed D No resulting in THAT offense putting up 500 plus yards. We gave up 500 plus yards our last 6 games. Even when we were worse on defense with less talent during the Shannon era our defense never came close to doing what our defense did this year. Clemson plays an attacking style of defense. We do not. Btw...FSU had the most talent in the ACC followed by Clemson. Imo we have the 3rd best talent closely followed by North Carolina and V-Tech. But we look slower and less athletic because we are coached on defense to play slow and read and react. Play more aggressively (and with a new scheme) and you will see us play closer to Clemson.
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Clwtrdan...in spite of the NCAA cloud Golden recruited very well. We have good talent. Not NC talent, but winning the Coastal and playing for (not winning) the ACC championship. That was there last year. We underachieved. QB play and injuries primarily limited us on offense. Coaching (defensive scheme and philosophy) primarily limited us on defense. Next year we will have many of the same players returning and again have win the Coastal and compete for an ACC championship talent. Coaching on defense and improved QB play on offense will primarily determine whether we reach our potential or under achieve. Talent will not be the reason for not playing for an ACC title.
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With that said if he does stay, which I think he will, he has some work to do. First, needs to at the very least play his defense more aggressively even if the keep the 3-4 scheme. Louisville showed how an aggressive 3-4 scheme can be played (BTW they don't necessarily have the players to run it great, but it fits more their personnel). Second, needs to repair relationships with their upperclassmen defensive players that they have thrown under the bus. I think better QB play is the primary thing that will improve things in offense. I think they will get better QB play next year. Won't be great, but will be above average to good. That right there will improve the offense.
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I guess I fit more the 25% who is ambivalent, but I can honestly say I hope he stays because I think he has what it takes to get the U back to prominence. He was done alot for the program the last 3 years. He has recruited well as we actually do have good (not great) talent (on defense poorly and underused talent). He has gotten our players bigger, faster, stronger, and better conditioned. He repaired relationships with high school coaches. He created a template for running high school camps. The program is much better now than it was 3 years ago. While I personally don't believe he is taking the Penn St job, if he does I will be disappointed but also grateful for what he has done at the U. And because he has got the program in a good state overall, if he leaves the next coach will have a lot of good ingredients in the cupboard. If we get a good coach (and I think we will) Golden leaving will only set the program back one year. With improved QB play and a better defensive scheme and philosophy we could play for the Coastal and the ACC championship. Talent wise we are not that far off as some would like to paint. If Golden was to leave (Not what I want) this would be the best time for the transition to take place as we are still going in an upward trajectory. The next coach can ride the momentum (and there is momentum).
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I'm actually leaning to the belief that Golden stays and after listening to Penn St's pitch will eventually end up using this to leverage more $ for himself and his assistants. If this is the case can't knock the hustle. If he leaves for HIS Dream Job and gets a lot more $ and he and his wife are comfortable with this I'm fine with it. If Golden does indeed bolt he will have left me next coach in good shape as he has recruited very well (we have good but not great talent), the players are bigger, faster, stronger, and better conditioned, and he has repaired relationships with high school coaches. He's also laid out the template for how to run football camps for the next coach, which helped with recruiting. So if Golden leaves I will be disappointed but grateful for all he did at the U. Will post the next part very shortly.
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Nigeriancane...you have obviously never been recruited on any level, either with sports or in business. When a big name job comes seeking you out for an interview, even if you will likely not take it you hear them out. Even if it is a courtesy. You don't do that for a slapd*ck job, but for a big name job you grant the interview. Nothing wrong with seeing your options and staying put (exception is your marriage lol). I'm not mad at Golden for listening. Not even mad if he leaves.
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Agree with you 100% The Dude. I never liked the Randy Shannon hire. I know he had good defenses, but he was not a creative DC. He just had better players IMO. I never thought he was head coach material and ultimately and unfortunately I was proven right. I hoped to be wrong and ad an African American I wad rooting for him, but he never had the tools to be a HC. His ceiling is DC and there is no shame in that.
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When Golden took over the talent was pretty scarce. If he leaves the cupboard has a lot of good ingredients. If he leaves I will be sad to see him go because I believe he can bring us back to prominence. But if he leaves I also know he has left the next HC with very good pieces to build with and for that I will be grateful to him. If Golden is going to leave this is actually the best time for the U's program for him to do it. We are still on the rise and Golden will have left us in position to keep going up.
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If Golden leaves for Penn St it will hurt with this years recruiting class. No question about that. Not even debatable. With that said if we bring in a Butch or Schiano or the MSU DC or someone of that caliber they will find that the cupboard is far from bare. Golden recruited very good players. Some who should have seen more PT on defense, some who were not used properly due to the poor defensive scheme. If Golden leaves and Kayya decommits we will need to address QB in next years class. But one of our current QB's may surprise us. If Golden leaves it will no doubt be a setback, but because of all the positives he has brought to program we can recover from his departure in one year.
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