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Atlanta Falcons make progress against the run

...their defense finished last in third-down efficiency and their offensive line all but collapsed.Smith and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan have changed the base scheme to a 3-4 front. Bulk was added on the line in free agency with the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-20/atlanta-falcons-make-progress
No. 9 Gamecocks turn to youth in secondary

...in school, the two joined Harris and turned their approach to the practice field and made a fast impression. Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said the secondary gave up fewer long balls at a scrimmage this past Saturday than in the Gamecocks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-20/no-9-gamecocks-turn-youth
Lakeside-North Augusta is 'Chronicle' Game of the Week

...head coaches this season, with the Panthers bringing in Westside's Steve Hibbitts (a former North Augusta defensive coordinator), and the Yellow Jackets going with Brian Thomas, who was previously at Northern Guilford (N.C.).The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-20/lakeside-nor
North Augusta enters season with new faces, same expectations

...Northern Guilford in North Carolina, where his team went 12-3 in his one year as head coach. He was previously defensive coordinator during the team's three-year run of state championships from 2010-12.North Augusta coordinators Craig...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-08-18/north-augusta-enters-
Fox Creek motivated after feeling 'cheated' by SCHSL points system last year

...with coaching experience.Offensive coordinator Mickey Derrick was Greenbrier's head coach from 1999-2005. Defensive coordinator Richard Brady was a previously head coach at Crescent, among other places, and assistant Jim Turner worked at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-17/fox-creek-mo
Dream 16: Thomson's Jaquez Hart eager to continue being a team player

...experience in the skill positions, Hart and the rest of the linemen will be solid up front under the direction of defensive coordinator Lee Hutto.The junior also said the coaches have kept things simple in hopes of reaching the state playoffs for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-16/dream-16-tho
Georgia Tech's Ted Roof believes his defense is in 'better place'

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof was pleased with the effort of his unit during Saturday's scrimmage, the Yellow Jackets' second of the fall.Following...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-08-16/georgia-techs-ted-roof-be
New University of Georgia Bulldogs coordinator is stressing 'ball first'

...targeting on a sideline pass that the Bulldogs' new defensive coordinator would have preferred he did things differently...said on the day he was introduced as Georgia's defensive coordinator. "There's more to it. You can put yourself...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-13/new-university-georgia-bu
Aquinas hoping for another big season

...a quarter of the winning years between that 1957 and 2008 stretch. Connor has since returned to the staff as defensive coordinator to coach with Leonard, who sees Connor as a mentor.Connor has a great appreciation for the program's drastic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-14/aquinas-hopi
Panthers striving to be NFL's No. 1 defense

...defense last season under defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.The Panthers...1 defense.He was the defensive coordinator in San Diego in 2010 when...the team's fourth-year defensive coordinator who runs a 4-3 base defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-31/panthers-striving-be-nfls-no-