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Georgia Tech Football: The Defensive Adjustment That Turned The Kansas Game Around

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Al Groh makes great second half adjustments and it was evident against the Kansas Jayhawks.

If you follow me on twitter then you surely know that my attitude in the first half was not very good. Kansas was converting third downs (5 for 8) too easily and they weren't short gains either. The Georgia Tech defense was unable to cover the passing lanes needed to slow down Jordan Webb and his incredible execution.

In the first half, Kansas ran 41 offensive plays (punts removed) for an average of 6 yards per play and only one time did we get to the quarterback. After the second half adjustment, switching from zone to more man coverage, KU had the ball for only 27 offensive plays and averaged 3.7 yards per play. Quite the difference.

Kansas' offensive breakdown continued in more than just yardage. They gained more than five yards only once when needed to do so for a third down conversion. Hence the change in attitude on stream of consciousness Saturday.

If the triple option offense can continue to produce and maintain its high level of scoring and production, and Al Groh continues to get his defensive unit to improve, Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket fans are going to have a very exciting tail end of the football season.

Go Jackets!