Defensively Speaking: Georgia

For the second straight game, the defense’s failure to limit explosive plays was a noticeable issue, to say the least. Let’s dive right into the Georgia game and look at the game Jim Knowles’ called, as well as the defense’s overall performance.

In the latter half of the season, Knowles principally called for Cover 1 Rat coverage (man coverage except for one linebacker in the low middle hole reading the QB and one deep safety). However, against Georgia, Knowles clearly wanted to use more zone coverage – namely Cover 3 Buzz and Tampa-2.

Knowles opened the game with Cover 3…

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