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Did anyone know that the Cover 2 defense was developed on the Flats during Bud Carson's tenure at GT?
COVER 2 DEFENSE: A GENERAL PRIMER |
Pretty cool that one of the foundations of modern defenses originated here. Bud Carson's influence with the Cover 2 was also directly responsible for another popular defense, the Tampa 2 developed by Tony Dungy.
Kinda neat that GT has been a place where top offensive/defensive minds have honed their coaching chops.
GT has had some notable coaches in it's history, for sure.
In his time, Bud Carson was one of the best NFL defensive coaches around.
In the past GT football has often been JUST GOOD ENOUGH TO BREAK YOUR HEART!
I believe we are on the way to getting where we all want to be - Win Championships, and be more competitive with UGa and Bowl Games.
QB's looking up, WR's coming along(?), Welcome CTR, CMP and new AD, We have some good recruiters with a good class coming, Stamps back to ST's, all 3 phases should be better this year than last. We have team speed to match anyone we play.
What's not to like?
Carson was a really good defense coach. But, he did not get it done as a head coach.
Needed a personality implant - not a transplant, an implant.
Not liked at all by very many of us who played for him, especially toward the end where he was feeling the pressure. He never, ever "got" MaTech, not even at the 25th Sun Bowl reunion. Closest I ever saw him act human was at Smylie Gebhart's funeral.
"I can't believe I'm actually related to this old fool."
Not sure of dates but we ran the cover two in high school in early sixties and late fifties.HB covered the same and so did corners and lbs.We also did a Wheel pass defense with corners playing run and everybody rotating backwards.