Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: CavsJournal and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Cavaliers to prepare for Georgia Tech cut blocks

Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson's teams have developed a reputation for employing a tactic that, while technically legal, tends to get on the nerves of opposing defenders. During Johnson's tenure, the Yellow Jackets have become known for executing cut blocks, which are among the facets of Georgia Tech's game that Virginia will prepare for this week.

"You have to teach your guys to get ready to use your hands because they're going to come after you, your ankles and try to chop you and get you down on the ground," Virginia Coach Mike London said. "Even to the second level, linebackers and everyone else will go downfield, and they'll try to cut you. And that's to get you down on the ground.

"I assume the fullback or the quarterback running the ball gives them the crease. There is a method to the measures that they use and the set that they use. We'll practice this week. I don't know if we're going to cut ourselves live, but I think in the past we've used dummies to throw at their legs, and drills, individual drills and techniques that you do to make sure these guys us their hands, because you're going to have to."

Georgia Tech's vaunted triple-option offense is ranked No. 6 in the nation in rushing yards per game (298.2). Senior quarterback Joshua Nesbitt is averaging 86.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks No. 2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Virginia defense is allowing opponents to rush for 143.3 yards per game (No. 5 in the ACC) and last weekend gave up 256 yards on the ground against Florida State.

By Steve Yanda  | October 5, 2010; 8:22 AM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Under new coaching staff, Mihota received opportunity to start

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company