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3-4 201: More Defensive Education For Tech And Georgia Fans

As both our FBS schools are switching to the 3-4 this year, it's time to make sure we're well-versed. Following up on Doug's excellent translation of Coug Center's 3-4 intro into Dawgese, here's a list of 12 great 3-4 resources from elsewhere around the SB Nation neighborhood:

Overview

Advanced

Adaptations
  • Buffalo Rumbling's Which defensive scheme will we use?: Most teams choose one 3-4 variation as their base front, but it's common to see a mix throughout a game.
  • Shakin' the Southland's The "Bear" Defensive Front: On adapting the 3-4 to stop a powerful running game.
  • Niners Nation's Football University: Cover 3: Though much of this post is on the cover 3 in general, it does feature a section on using the cover 3 from a 3-4 look.
  • Mile High Report's 3-4 Red Zone Adjustments: How the 3-4 can be an effective red zone defense, despite its thin-up-front appearances.
Next week, we'll also have a pair of articles on Tech's and Georgia's 2010 defenses written by some very knowledgeable guests. Stay tuned!

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