Cosh Talks Clemson
Does anyone have any thoughts on Chris Cosh, Maryland's defensive coordinator. Here are bits and pieces of an interview that colleague Steve Yanda conducted with Cosh. (On a side note, Yanda stopped by the Gossett Team House yesterday and talked to Patrick Stevens about the upcoming Media Fitness Test. Stevens has pulled out, sorry to say, so the competition may not take place now, and that's a shame!)
(Comments on Clemson’s offense)
"A lot of their game is on the perimeter, jailbreak screens to the running backs. They're also back there in the quarterback position taking direct snaps, so they've got different ways to get them the ball, not just in the conventional one-back and I-back sets.
(Comments on how to defend Clemson)
"Well, we've got to go straight ahead, because they're a pound-it-at-you (style). If they have a preference, they want to come down hill at you for power plays and zone plays and just try to knock you off the ball with their size and girth. The guys they got there, that are left there, aren't small. They're all 300-plus and 6-foot-5, so they've still got size. And it's easy to come straight ahead when you're a young player, so they'll try to utilize that. And in the screen plays, they'll try to cut you, try to get your hands on the ground and get the ball outside on the perimeter and try to outrun you. … You don't want them to mark up and tee off on you. Have to use our pad level and quickness.
(A couple important keys)
"Well, it's two things. One, we've got to pressure. You look at pass coverage and pass rushing combined. You've got to hold the ball in coverage to get the sacks, and you've got to disrupt them with the rush and make them throw before they want to. That's where you get some of your interceptions and the timing of the routes aren't matched up with the receivers.
"You look at coverage and a lot of times you look at the deep end, but sometimes it's the underneath coverage. You've got to hold off your curls and hold off your zones. You've got fits in the pass coverage just like you've had fits in the run game.
"We're doing drills that simulate half the formation, the full formation, the under-part of the coverage. So, we're trying to isolate some things."
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