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Best DE tandem at Tech

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by knox, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. knox

    knox Jolly Good Fellow

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    Posts in the other thread got me thinking about the fine DE tradition we have at Tech. I was wondering what the best pair of DEs we've had?

    My initial thought is the Greg Gathers/Nick Rogers tandem. They combined for 47.5 career sacks and 88 TFL.

    Any other thoughts?
     
  2. DCSS

    DCSS Helluva Engineer

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    In recent memory, Derrick Morgan and Michael Johnson.
     
  3. DCSS

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    Sorry I didn't read the other thread first.
     
  4. LittleGeorge

    LittleGeorge Georgia Tech Fan

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    Coleman Rudolph and Marco Coleman
     
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  5. wuzjrbuzz

    wuzjrbuzz Ramblin' Wreck

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    As seniors in 1998, Nate Stimson and Jesse Tarplin were pretty darn good.
     
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  6. danny daniel

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    Ted Davis and Billy Martin? I believe they had to play both offense and defense in their era.
     
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  7. CornerBlitz

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    Coleman and Marco. It's not even close. Also had Marlon Williams coming off the edge.
     
  8. augustabuzz

    augustabuzz Helluva Engineer

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    Except that Marco was listed as an OLB.
     
  9. augustabuzz

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    Ted Davis and Billy Martin are still ahead in my recollection. Reggie Wilkes, Freeman Colbert and Al Richardson were sporty.
     
  10. CornerBlitz

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    I recall him getting moved to OLB in the pros. If I'm wrong, then I stand corrected. Who played opposite of Coleman Rudolph? IIRC Kimsey and Battle were at tackle.
     
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  11. augustabuzz

    augustabuzz Helluva Engineer

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    We ran this alignment:

    DE NT DT OLB
     
  12. CornerBlitz

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    So he was basically a DE with some coverage responsibilities.
     
  13. augustabuzz

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    Exactly! He made himself so adept at rushing the QB, that he dropped less and less over time. He would sometimes mask his intentions with the 2pt stance.
     
  14. CornerBlitz

    CornerBlitz Ramblin' Wreck

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    Oleary just let him play. Kind of like a 3-4 before it's time. Alabama runs something similar. Man..great athletes make such a difference.
     
  15. Woodstock

    Woodstock Jolly Good Fellow

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    In 1985 Pat Swiling -- College Hall of Famer -- played on one end, Mark Pike -- 13 years with the Bills -- on the other. They played in front of some guy named Roof who had 119 tackles.
     
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  16. augustabuzz

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    Was it Pike or Jurgenson on the other end?
     
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    Woodstock Jolly Good Fellow

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  18. augustabuzz

    augustabuzz Helluva Engineer

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    Thanks.
     
  19. Yaller Jacket

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    Man! Seeing those names lights me up. We sure have had some good ones through the years. I'm not sure if there is a more important single defensive player in today's game than having at least one disruptive rush end.
     
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    Rogers Gathers by a landslide.
     

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