Monday morning seems a little bit sweeter than usual today. I got to watch some quality high school football Friday night in the Gainesville versus Buford match-up. As I watched Buford man-handle a quality Gainesville team, I couldn't help but worry about how the Dawgs will implement the 3-4.
Gainesville is in their 3rd year running the 3-4 defense, and Friday night proved that you better have 3 studs on the D-line if you plan to stop a power team like Buford. That, and your coaches better have a plan to adapt to a hardnose running game. I couldn't help but sit in the stands in shock as Gainesville lined up 3 guys on the defensive line of scrimmage with huge 3-5 foot splits, and linebackers that were a good 3-4 yards behind the line. How in the heck any team plans to stop a power running game with that alignment is beyond me. On a positive note, the Freshman quarterback (Deshaun Watson) from Gainesville is going to be a STUD.
How does this relate to the Dawgs you ask? Well, I fear the way our 3-4 is going to perform against a power running team such as Alabama, South Carolina, etc. The good thing is that I have faith in Todd Grantham, and I think he will adapt to the situation or team at hand, unlike the Gainesville coaches did last Friday night.