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North Carolina tries to prepare for Georgia Tech's new wrinkle on offense

...of, let's just go play. That's where it's at."The more important new look for Georgia Tech is first-year defensive coordinator Ted Roof's 4-3 scheme. Defense has been the Yellow Jackets' weakness in recent seasons. The new defense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-09-20/north-carolina-tries-prep
Clemson's defense improves

...Clemson's 26-19 victory over Auburn at the Georgia Dome.There were plenty of mistakes Swinney and first-year defensive coordinator Brent Venables will highlight on tape before moving forward. But they also won't be able to ignore how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2012-09-02/clemsons-defense-improves
Clemson coach doesn't want team looking ahead to Florida State

...252 yards to Ball State, including TD runs of 54 and 21 yards by Horactio Banks.It was not the showing first-year defensive coordinator Brent Venables was looking for. Venables said if his players struggle to hold down Furman, it might be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2012-09-11/clemson-coach-doesnt-want
Falcons must be prepared against Saints' smart QB

...Orleans (3-5) on Sunday, Atlanta will have a better chance at success now that Mike Nolan is their first-year defensive coordinator.Atlanta has dropped three in a row in the series, and its blowout loss in Week 16 last December at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2012-11-08/falcons-must-be-prepared-agai
Atlanta Falcons believe they're entering 'special' season

...game."The decision between Robinson and Samuel isn't as essential as the one on the offensive line.First-year defensive coordinator Mike Nolan will likely use more schemes with three cornerbacks than those he deploys with three linebackers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2012-09-03/atlanta-falcons-believe-theyr
Spurrier is playing 'last gig'

...through 2012 worth about $1.75 million a year. In October, South Carolina extended the contract of first-year defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson and Spurrier took the occasion to say he planned to stay at South Carolina for a while longer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/05/usc_482253.shtml
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Gamecocks have new game with infamous umpire

...in a loss to Georgia Tech. The school's Board of Trustees approved a one-year contract extension for first-year defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson on Oct. 24. He is now signed through 2011. THIS AND THAT: Glenn Hills graduate Jonathan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/02/usc_481948.shtml
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Bulldogs look again at Florida game plan

...defense doesn't get the attention of its offense, but its slow improvement continued to develop under first-year defensive coordinator Greg McMackin . The Warriors are 33rd in the nation in total defense at 348.92 yards per game. Hawaii...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/01/col_178830.shtml
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Georgia defense shows a few cracks

...games because of injuries. "We've had some guys out, but others have stepped in and performed well," first-year defensive coordinator Willie Martinez said. "We can't look at the injuries as an excuse." The opposition has something to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/18/uga_23991.shtml
UGA
Georgia no longer has an interception problem

...the passing game. Most of the focus was on new techniques, better skills and different game plans, but first-year defensive coordinator Willie Martinez wanted a change in attitude, too. So, he came up with a rallying cry. "GTBB - get the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/09/uga_399.shtml
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