Ok. I think I'm *finally* starting to get our defensive scheme. I've always understood offensive schemes better than defense, and the fact that our defensive scheme is unusual at that, I've been a little slow catching on.
I think, due to some of Brian's posts (the recruiting post today actually helped solidify things in my mind) I'm starting to get it. Here's the run-down as I see it... Correct me if I'm wrong w/ any of this.
Nose Tackle (someone big)
Defensive tackle (3-tech... alittle smaller)
Quick DE (AKA deathbacker, aka Craig Roh)
2 inside LBs
OLB ("spinner".... what Furman will likely play)
Box Safety (I think this is actually our Free Safety, which is odd)
From what it seems, this offers us flexibility.
On run plays, 8 men in the box.... DL, the 3 LBs, plus box safety.
On pass plays, this offers us flexibility to blitz, *or*, the box safety and "spinner" are also capable of pass coverage, since, one is a safety and the spinner will tend to have more safety-esque athletic ability.
I know that's a pretty simplistic sketch of things, but, am I basically correct?
Is there a name for this scheme we run? (I've heard 4-3 under kicked around) Anywhere I can read up on it?