Defensively Speaking: Washington (from Kevin Bruce)

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  1. kbruce9022

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    Boswelli: In 11-11 you might try that but during the season your position drills are pop, form-up, explode eyes, wrap up (use your fingers if you have to) and drive your feet. That’s the drill. And it’s a full pop. You practice that and then you’ll play that proper technique at game time. This and related bag drills at full speed work. Btw, the pop is after one cut to force tackler to breakdown and chop his feet. Basic stuff that works.
     
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    Conquest: Good question, not that I can remember. I don’t pay attention to coaches’ quotes much anyway. Nothing much is ever said. Wastes my time.
     
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    I believe he had a back injury is frosh year that cost him that year. I think last year, Redshirt Frosh he was slowly recovering from that surgery.
     
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    You probably read that from Helton's journal.
     
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    Once again, the losing team wins TOP, the most useless stat in FB. In every USC game this year, the losing team has won TOP. They really should stop keeping that stat, so that folks will stop commenting on it.
     
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    IPM's 'limited time' on the field last year was the 1st half (might have been the 1st qtr) of the 1st game vs Las Vegas
     
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    Just take a look at the tackling. UW is taught to tackle at the lower legs. We seem to tackle at the waist and throwing the runner or receiver forward. Basic stuff isn't taught properly.
     
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    Thanks.. I never played and dont pretend to know much other than what the TV announcers tell me but I have been reading so much here about we don't tackle in practices and that is the reason we are not tough. Thanks again.
     
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    Metro: I agree especially Palo Malo and others in secondary too.
     
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    Isn't tackling technique, angle, approach all handled in the Spring? Isn't this something that's corrected before the season? You tackle, your coaches watch, they give you feedback, you run drills, then apply mucle-memory in the games?

    Kind of weird to be correcting high tackling 4 games into the season? What are they really doing during film time?
     
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    Oh yes, absolutely, you are so right! Purple Pups latched onto our guys like velcro and got them to the ground quickly. The contrast in proper tackling technique was startling when compared to USC's woefully terrible technique. Bad coaching, bad coaching, bad coaching. What the hell is going on? It looks like the team doesn't do tackling drills at full speed, then come game time they look the part - slow to react, wrap up, and get their man to the ground. They stink!
     
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    Just saw this, Bruce.


    Bingo! Exactly, they are not tackling at full speed during practice and it shows! Man oh man, does it ever...
     
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    I’m not sure they do film time. If they do, they would have corrected contain weeks ago. This whole staff is a joke. Top to bottom. But USC doesn’t have an AD that can even do anything about it. So we get to watch this over and over and over and over and over and... you get it...
     
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    Vargas: You would think so but we've never been a good tackling team under Pendergast and Helton. Better practice it now I guess but if the intensity isn't in the drills it doesn't do much good. Somehow Hufanga learned how to tackle...
     
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    If the head coach on the other team prepares his defense for SC ,why isn't SC coach smart enough to have his offense prepare for the other coaches defense...they knew both at BYU and Wash.
    It is bad enough they do not practice real game speed full tackling and blocking since hellton took over, even skip practices...but to do nothing to counter that drop8 zone and variations or even practice against it?
    SC did fairly well vs standard defense plan like Utah, except zero rush attack...but we all know this 'O' line is a work in progress; but vs 3 down linemen? Somehow SC blocked better vs Wash at th line, maybe learned from Utah game?
     
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    Good points.... CONTAIN has been an issue for a long time - even back in PC days. I don't get it. Its okay to mimic what other teams are doing that do it well. It's no secret.
     
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    The comment I hate the most from our guys after a loss - and it happens quite a lot - and I paraphrase - "We weren't expecting them to do that" or something to that matter.
     
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    Taking on the personality of their coach.
     
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    Yale: Some of your questions are just not knowable right now but good questions. The practice intensity is Helton pure and simple. I hate to use the "back in the day" stuff but I know what I and my team mates went thru. We seriously kicked each other's asses on a bet. Fast Forward and Pete's teams were the same. The practices I've watched are honestly painful to me. As for self-scouting I know that it is done. What is unclear is, what do they do with the data? As for Cover 8, BYU and UW were very similar with some variances as you would expect. Both used dominant NTs but we did a much better job against UW. UW used man or a zone press with their corners on 3rd down and less than 4 yards. They were counting on us to run the ball and we did. The adjustment should have been to isolate Pittman or slot receiver on a deeper route against the press. Try that a few times and see what happens. Pittman's TD is an example...he split the CB and safety and a nice throw by Fink with good protection. The downside of throwing deeper on 3rd and short is not converting and putting the defense on the field 1 or 2 additional times in the game.
     
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    Solid writeup, Kevin. Cant disagree with anything you said.
     

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