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Bowl victory helps Georgia hit benchmark with 10-win season

...in a 38-20 loss on Nov. 1.It was the low point for a Georgia defense that showed much improvement under first-year coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. The Bulldogs gave up 20.7 points per game after allowing 29.0 in 2013.After opponents had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-31/bowl-victory-helps-georgi
Georgia's defense is stepping up and making the big plays

...pretty complex schematically in what they do," and has mixed coverage and pressure, but noted one change under first-year coordinator Jeremy Pruitt."They have not given up many big plays," he said. "That's probably as much as anything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-28/georgias-defense-stepping
University of Georgia Bulldogs lead nation in turnovers

...been preaching for a while."Swann credited the defense's attitude and its preparation in practice under first-year coordinator Jeremy Pruitt in the turnaround with turnovers.And those practice habits that go into a top turnover margin are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-20/university-georgia-bulldo
Georgia Tech defense drawing attention from opponents

...nation with its average of 431 yards allowed per game.One year later, the unit has enjoyed an upswing under first-year coordinator Ted Roof.Georgia Tech ranks 21st in the nation with its average of 19.9 points allowed. The Yellow Jackets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-10-29/georgia-tech-defense-draw
Falcons set to open up against rival Saints

...winning streak end.DEFENSIVE TEST: This game marks the first real test for the Saints' new defense under first-year coordinator Rob Ryan.Payton hired Ryan after last season, when New Orleans gave up a league-record 7,042 yards and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-09-07/falcons-set-open-against-riva
Clemson gets back to work

...doesn't like waking up angry. He hopes he won't have to do it again this season.The ninth-ranked Tigers first-year coordinator was disappointed and annoyed at his team's careless play and lack of physicality in a 31-17 loss at Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2011-11-07/clemson-gets-back-work
Daniels embraces new approach

...surrounding the Yellow Jackets' new triple-option offense. What about the defense? What about the new scheme that first-year coordinator Dave Wommack has installed? "I'm not complaining, believe me, because our offense is supposed to score...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/20/col_470151.shtml
College
Clemson wants tougher offense

...harder than they have so far in wins over Troy and Wofford."We need a nasty, rugged, rough approach," the first-year coordinator said Monday.Morris, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and the rest of the assistants will try and get that that done...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2011-09-12/clemson-wants-tougher-off
Peerless Price believes 2004 will be his year

...make an honest effort to find ways to get me the ball so I can make plays." Atlanta's new offense, which first-year coordinator Greg Knapp designed to rave reviews the last three seasons in San Francisco, should be right for Price. He...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/16/pro_425506.shtml
NFL
Defensive coordinator gets immediate results

...known for the flash and dash of its wide-open offense under coach Tommy Bowden, an improved defense led by first-year coordinator John Lovett has been the key to the Tigers' 2-1 start. Against Georgia Tech, the Tigers surrendered only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/20/cle_353604.shtml
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