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Game Changing Coaches

Tuesday October 28, 2008

University of Georgia (Offensive Staff): It's one thing to travel to Death Valley and defeat LSU. It's another thing to dominate the LSU defense, and that is exactly what the Georgia offense accomplished on Saturday in Baton Rouge. In the 52-38 win over LSU, Georgia racked up 443 yards including 194 on the ground. Most impressively, Georgia finished with 0 turnovers and allowed only 1 sack. Give credit to the Georgia offensive staff, especially Mike Bobo and offensive line coach Stacy Searles. Bobo's play calling kept the Tigers off balance throughout the day. Searles is a former LSU assistant and did a great job with an extremely young and beaten up offensive line. The stud horse, Matt Stafford, played like a champion.

Mike Bobo (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)

Stacey Searles (Offensive Line)

Tony Ball (Running Backs)

John Lilly (Tight Ends)

John Eason (Wide Receivers)

Texas Tech (Offensive Staff): The Red Raider's offense was phenomenal in the 63-21 road win over Kansas. Texas Tech punted only 1 time while gaining 556 yards. Quarterback Graham Harrell finished 34-42 with 5 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. 9 of 13 third down conversions often helps on the road.

Mike Leach (Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator)

Seth Littrell (Running Backs)

Matt Moore (Offensive Line)

Lincoln Riley (Inside Wide Receivers)

Dennis Simmons (Outside Wide Receivers)

Duke (Defensive Staff): Duke moved to 4-3 under first year head coach David Cutcliffe by defeating Vanderbilt 10-7. The Duke defense was the difference in the game, creating 4 sacks and 3 turnovers vs. the Vanderbilt offense. In fact, Vanderbilt had 7 drives that resulted in less than 5 yards. Duke limited Vandy to 291 total yards, but 79 came on one play. Give defensive coordinators Mike MacIntyre and Marion Hobby a lot of credit. The 7 points allowed is the fewest Vanderbilt has scored this season.

Mike MacIntyre (Defensive Coordinator)

Marion Hobby (Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line)

Jim Collins (Linebackers)

Derek Jones (Secondary)

Virginia (Offensive Staff): Virginia rallied from a 14-3 deficit to beat Georgia Tech 24-17. The UVA offense allowed only 1 sack vs. the leading sack team in the ACC. Virginia was able to move the ball with 23 first downs, 11 of 18 third down conversions, 396 yards, and only punting 1 time in the game. The Cavaliers controlled the time of possession by consuming 34 minutes to the Yellow Jackets 26. What a great job by the UVA offensive staff against a solid GA Tech defense!

Mike Groh (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)

Wayne Lineburg (Wide Receivers)

Dave Borbely (Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line)

Anthony Poindexter (Running Backs / Assistant Special Teams Coordinator)

Jim Jones (Offensive Graduate Assistant)

Cal Poly (Offensive Staff): Cal Poly defeated Southern Utah 69-41 behind 33 first downs and 600 yards of offense. Cal Poly did not allow a sack and had only 1 turnover in the win. How about 10.7 average yards per play? That's pretty solid.

Ian Shields (Assistant HC / Offensive Coordinator)

Gene McKeehan (Associate HC / Offensive Line)

Bill Tripp (Offensive Line / Tackles)

Andy Guyader (Wide Receivers / Slotbacks / Recruiting Coordinator)

Matt Crivello (Offensive Assistant)

Penn (Defensive Staff): Penn moved to 4-2 on the season with a 9-7 win over Yale. The Quaker's defense limited Yale to 6 first downs and 92 total yards. Furthermore, the Penn defense allowed only 2 of 14 third down conversions, 15 yards rushing, created 2 turnovers, and recorded 4 sacks.

Ray Priore (Defensive Coordinator)

Jon Dupont (Cornerbacks)

Cliff Schwenke (Linebackers)

Jim Schaefer (Defensive Line)