Yesterday I predicted a four point GT win over the Panthers 38-34 because I thought this might be the game our run defense – as great as it has been – shows some weakness against a speedier backfield using the Triple-Option, something that we haven’t seen yet this season. Here’s a good in-depth explaination by the GT HC Paul Johnson.
That’s how HC Paul Johnson’s offense will look today. Now, here is a well-seasoned and expert ex-Coast Guard academy Defensive Coordinator John Loose explaining how to defend against it (just a coincidence, really!)
Interesting Huh? What we need is the defensive approach Dave Wannstedt used to shut down Navy’s great option offense back in the day. The key there was to keep our MLB Scott McKillop as the ‘spy’ on the Navy Fullback regardless of what was happening on the play. It worked well and we won some games doing that. Of course having McKillop at MLB help a bunch there also.