Dawgs' D Understands Tech's Explosiveness

ATHENS – Rennie Curran has watched enough film of the Georgia Tech offense to have learned one indisputable fact. At some point Saturday, the Yellow Jackets are going to get a big play against the Georgia defense.

Tech's triple option is designed to cause confusion and gash the opposition, and Curran said there's a good chance that will happen on a few plays in this year's game. The key, he said, is to be ready for it.

"That type of offense thrives off of misdirection, confusing guys and making them get frustrated," Curran said. "If you really don't know your keys and your assignments, it can really make any one of their athletes extra good. If you start looking around, looking for the ball, it can make their offense look really good."

Against Florida earlier this month, the Gators turned a few big plays into a rout when Georgia's defenders began hanging their heads, defensive tackle Corvey Irvin said. Against Tech, the Bulldogs need to keep their focus regardless of any early success the Yellow Jackets might have.

"We just can't get frustrated when something goes wrong." Irvin said. "We've just got to have thick skin about it and get ready for the next play."

That, too, comes back to preparation during the week, Curran said.

If Georgia knows what to expect, regrouping and adjusting won't be as big a challenge.

"I feel like even if there are a couple things busted here and there that we can go on the sidelines and regroup and take care of those things," Curran said, "as long as we get it right here in practice this week so there's nothing that surprises us."


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