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I don't understand the love for Tenuta's defenses. He was totally feast or famine. But then again, ever since Tenuta left Tech's D has been mostly famine.
 

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I don't understand the love for Tenuta's defenses. He was totally feast or famine. But then again, ever since Tenuta left Tech's D has been mostly famine.
Exactly. Hitting QBs and forcing punts weren’t a bad thing. Been awhile since we’ve done those things.
 

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Mid- to late-GOL years, I guess. You could legitimately cheer for a big play. Lots of all-conference guys on those teams.
 

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Dodd had a couple of teams in the fifties that allowed less than 50 or 60 points all year, against a full SEC schedule. With multiple shut outs and a couple of field goals allowed with no TD's surrendered.
 

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I was at the game in Knoxville. We should have won. Near the end with the score 6 to 3, UT went for it on fourth down with less than 2 minutess left. Reggie Rutland chose to intercept the ball rather than knocking it down. That cost us 20 plus yards of field position. We ended up punting and UT kicked a 55 yard field goal on the last play of the game. If we do not intercept, they are not in range for that kick. Tennessee was ranked 16th.
Yep, I was at that miserable game, too. Stupid, stupid play. I think it cost us way more than 20 yards. The receiver had broken the route was nowhere near the pass. Rutland made a great catch. A couple of weeks later, he dropped one against Auburn that hit him in the chest, IIRC.
 

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I don't understand the love for Tenuta's defenses. He was totally feast or famine. But then again, ever since Tenuta left Tech's D has been mostly famine.
Could say he was a lot like CPJ. If you liked blitzing, he was your guy. Nothing like it when it worked. Fun to watch. Weren't there some games under Tenuta where the opponent had negative yards rushing.
 

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No doubt in my mind. The best I've seen in my lifetime of 65 years: 1970.

Bud Carson defense with Rock Perdoni, Smylie Gebhart, Jeff Ford, Bubba Hoats, and many more
Agree wholeheartedly, but I'm slightly prejudiced...... look for this crowd at the Pitt game on 2 Oct for the 50+1 Sun Bowl Recognition.
 

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Could say he was a lot like CPJ. If you liked blitzing, he was your guy. Nothing like it when it worked. Fun to watch. Weren't there some games under Tenuta where the opponent had negative yards rushing.
A lot like CPJ. Lots of fun, until the adjustments. And the adjustments always come. You just make hay while you can. The main differences is the skill sets under Tenuta are more translatable to other schemes and leagues than the skill sets under Johnson.
 

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Could say he was a lot like CPJ. If you liked blitzing, he was your guy. Nothing like it when it worked. Fun to watch. Weren't there some games under Tenuta where the opponent had negative yards rushing.
That defense and offense both gave us a lot more great moments than bad ones
 

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A lot like CPJ. Lots of fun, until the adjustments. And the adjustments always come. You just make hay while you can. The main differences is the skill sets under Tenuta are more translatable to other schemes and leagues than the skill sets under Johnson.
You usually assumed CPJ would make adjustments at the half if things weren't working. You never expected any adjustments from Tenuta. The skill players under Tenuta would have been as good (or maybe better) under any coach.
 

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You usually assumed CPJ would make adjustments at the half if things weren't working. You never expected any adjustments from Tenuta. The skill players under Tenuta would have been as good (or maybe better) under any coach.
Oh, Tenuta made adjustments.

But if he faced a 5th year quarterback with a veteran offensive line, we were hosed, just like CPJ was hosed when facing a bowl team with a month to prepare.
 

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Oh, Tenuta made adjustments.

But if he faced a 5th year quarterback with a veteran offensive line, we were hosed, just like CPJ was hosed when facing a bowl team with a month to prepare.
CPJ was hosed when the faced a DL that could simply dominate the line of scrimmage like LSU & Iowa. He did ok in bowls against teams like Mississippi State or Kentucky that couldn't.

I don't ever remember Tenuta making an adjustments. Either a team could read the blitz or it couldn't.
 

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We beat undefeated Maryland or NC State (can't remember which) in a defensive gem where we allowed them less than 100 yards on the game. They came in ranked top 10 and 9-0 or something. Tenuta's defense
 

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Oh, Tenuta made adjustments.

But if he faced a 5th year quarterback with a veteran offensive line, we were hosed, just like CPJ was hosed when facing a bowl team with a month to prepare.
The fix was in for the Matt Ryan game. Plus, leaving Pat Clark on an island at corner when he really didn't have CB experience was bad.
 

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CPJ was hosed when the faced a DL that could simply dominate the line of scrimmage like LSU & Iowa. He did ok in bowls against teams like Mississippi State or Kentucky that couldn't.
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Dude, he went 3-6 in bowls here, not 6-3. To beat him you just need a reasonable front 7 with discipline and practice time who took it seriously.

Regardless, both coordinators had upper limits that they would never be able overcome no matter what, that they would always have trouble with the tough teams. So I am glad they are both gone and we can go with someone who does not have an upper limit on what we can achieve.
 

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The fix was in for the Matt Ryan game. Plus, leaving Pat Clark on an island at corner when he really didn't have CB experience was bad.
The fix was in for the Matt Ryan game. No question. There is a famous photo of 5 BC offensive linemen holding at the same time with no call.

But we had trouble with 5th year quarterbacks with veteran offensive line other than the BC game. Like, who doesn't? But Tenuta is not around anymore, because you can always adjust your way out of a gimmick offense or defense.
 

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The fix was in for the Matt Ryan game. No question. There is a famous photo of 5 BC offensive linemen holding at the same time with no call.

But we had trouble with 5th year quarterbacks with veteran offensive line other than the BC game. Like, who doesn't? But Tenuta is not around anymore, because you can always adjust your way out of a gimmick offense or defense.
I think you are confusing Matt Ryan with Brady Quinn. There was a definite fix in the Notre Dame game game, they were freaking tackling our DL. Matt Ryan just picked the defense apart.
 

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I think you are confusing Matt Ryan with Brady Quinn. There was a definite fix in the Notre Dame game game, they were freaking tackling our DL. Matt Ryan just picked the defense apart.
The fix was usually in with Notre Dame, particularly when we opened their remodeled stadium. And I am not confused.
 

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The fix was usually in with Notre Dame, particularly when we opened their remodeled stadium. And I am not confused.
Senior BC quarterback Matt Ryan threw for a career-high 435 yards and the Eagles outgained the Jackets 527–267 in the game.
I don't remember the BC game being fixed as much as it was just a 5th year QB feasting on the blitz. We booty blasted Notre Dame at Notre Dame 33-3 that year in revenge for the officiating travesty the year before.

Running Back Tashard Choice ran for a career-high 196 yards for 2 touchdowns in the worst loss suffered by Notre Dame in a season opener in its history.[9] Notre Dame accumulated −9 rushing yards and 130 passing yards.
It was feast or famine Tenuta in a 3 game span.
 
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