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    Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    Kirby Smart's defense was never that strong against the spread while at Bama. I believe that is the reason AU was able to expose Georgia on Saturday. With Pruitt calling the plays in 2 weeks, Bama should be a lot stronger shutting down their offense.
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    Re: Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    Smart was never that great against spread teams such as Ole miss, Ohio State, Clemson, etc. Part of that was his inability to adjust on 3rd downs.
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    Re: Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by JustNeedMe81 View Post
    Smart was never that great against spread teams such as Ole miss, Ohio State, Clemson, etc. Part of that was his inability to adjust on 3rd downs.
    We’ve had our own problems with that one the last 2 weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy Smith View Post
    We’ve had our own problems with that one the last 2 weeks.


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    We have?
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    Re: Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    LSU is a spread team now?

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    You said the last two weeks.... LSU- Threw 155 yards and rushed 151 yards.. MSU.. Threw 158 yards and rushed 172... That's decent.... Now if you are talking about the run defense... Then yes.. I can see what you're saying, but that is not Pruitt's fault. This is more on Players than the coaches. MSU we gave up yardages because of poor plays by LB and Secondary. Kirby.. Lot of time he called lot of questionable plays on defense on 3rd downs...
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    Re: Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by snake plissken View Post
    LSU is a spread team now?
    I was wondering about that.....
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    Re: Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by JustNeedMe81 View Post
    We have?
    I read it as though he was referring to our trouble getting off the field on third downs. I believe CNS brought that up as well (after the MSU game anyway).

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    Re: Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by G-VilleTider View Post
    I read it as though he was referring to our trouble getting off the field on third downs. I believe CNS brought that up as well (after the MSU game anyway).
    Now, I understood what you meant. That's different situation. Smart had trouble getting players off on 3rd down time tot ime because of what he called during the game.
    Pruitt is calling plays to where we've should've got off the field on 3rd downs, but we had dumb calls, players missing assignements... etc. We had plenty of chances.. Blame it on Hootie, Keith, and Tony.
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    Re: Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by JustNeedMe81 View Post
    I was wondering about that.....
    I was referring to getting off the field on 3rd down.


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    Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by JustNeedMe81 View Post
    Smart was never that great against spread teams such as Ole miss, Ohio State, Clemson, etc. Part of that was his inability to adjust on 3rd downs.
    Soooo, what you are saying is, Kirby had more difficulty shutting down some of the best offensive teams in college football than he did shutting down teams like Virginia Tech...
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    Re: Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    The MSU game is really the only game in the last two years where you had this problem. The Smart defenses were terrible on 3rd and long the entire time he was your DC. Pruitt's blitz packages have changed that in a big way.

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    Re: Kirby Smart vs the Spread

    Looking back at LSU we were not as bad as I had thought. They had 11 3rd down plays of 5+ yards and were 4/11. 3 sacks, 3,incompletions & 1 rushing play that failed to gain. I guess the reason it seemed bad at the time is because the 4 they picked up were 3rd & 9 - 31 yard pass, 3rd & 5 - 21 yard pass, 3rd & 8 - 23 yard pass, 3rd & 5 - 16 yard pass. They just got big yards on the 4 they picked up.


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