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Georgia Tech Offense: Death by 1,000 cuts


Garrison Smith is prepared for the inevitable and knows what he has to do against Georgia Tech on Saturday — something Florida’s defenders struggled to accomplish in last Saturday’s upset loss against a similar Georgia Southern offense. 

“You’ve just got to use your hands and keep [the offensive linemen] off your legs. That’s what you’ve got to do,” the Georgia defensive lineman said. “You’re going to get cut [blocked]. That’s going to happen. But you’ve just got to keep playing.” 

Smith’s first substantial playing time actually came as the result of an illegal chop block that knocked DeAngelo Tyson out of Georgia’s 2011 win over the Yellow Jackets. Smith, then a green sophomore, replaced Tyson in the lineup and recorded seven tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss, earning SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week honors in the process. 

Defensive players don’t like dealing with triple-option offenses like Georgia Tech (7-4) and Georgia Southern run, and specifically don’t like having to keep their eyes out for pesky offensive linemen who consistently dive at their knees. 

………………..That was the issue for Florida’s defense last weekend against Georgia Southern, when the Eagles ran 54 times for 429 yards and upset the Gators 26-20.

Afterward, Gators coach Will Muschamp admitted that the challenges presented in defending that scheme leveled the playing field for the FCS Eagles. 

“That’s why a lot of these schools run it — because it takes talent out of the equation,” Muschamp told reporters this week. “A lot of talented guys don’t like having somebody at their knees every snap, either.”

 ……………..As per usual under Coach Paul Johnson, the Yellow Jackets rank among the national leaders in rushing offense (fourth at 316.1 yards per game). They have scored 16 touchdowns — 11 rushing, five passing — that covered at least 20 yards

………………. If we don’t make the plays, we get gashed, so we’ve got to do our job and everything should be all right.” 

That’s easier said than done, however, as Muschamp can attest. Will you improve your scheme next year?

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Photo: Mark Dolejs/USA TODAY Sports

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