Ever Heard of Coach DeRuyter?

    Air Force played some great defense this season. Just ask Houston. The Cougars and that big-name QB (Keenum) got 14 points and dude threw 6 interceptions in their bowl game loss to Air Force. Why does this matter here in Atlanta? The Air Force defensive coordinator might end up in Athens.
    Kirby Smart was allowed to speak with the media out in Cally this weekend and he talked about how he looked forward to working with the Alabama players next season. Not what Georgia fans were hoping to read. Saban probably sent him out in front of the media to send this message. Coach Smart didn't say he wasn't interested in the Georgia job, but his comments sent a message. I'm staying in Tuscaloosa.
    So, time to research Coach Tim DeRuyter. 
    DeRuyter is the Air Force DC. He's 46, a native of Long Beach, and a fiery red-head. He played LB at Air Force and has been their DC for the last 3 season's. Tim coaches defensive backs. Now, the good stuff.
    This guy believes in an aggressive 3-4 scheme. Like the sound of that. DeRuyter is getting after offenses and quarterbacks. Check out the most important numbers this season for the Air Force defense: 15.7 points per game allowed (#11 CF) and 34 forced turnovers (#4 CF). This is a guy that is focused on pressuring and confusing the QB. Ask Casey Keenum. The Cougar offense scored 14 points in the bowl game.
    Is DeRuyter coming to Georgia? Better chance of that than Richt luring Kirby Smart back home.

 

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