ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech and Georgia each started over on defense two years ago, hiring new coordinators to install 3-4 schemes.
As No. 13 Georgia prepares to visit No. 25 Georgia Tech on Saturday, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's Bulldogs boast one of the nation's top-rated defenses. Georgia has held seven teams below 20 points in its nine-game winning streak.
Defensive improvement has come slower for Georgia Tech, which has held only two opponents - Maryland and Clemson - under 20 points. Coordinator Al Groh's defense has given up more than 30 points in each of its last two games.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson says the comparisons may not be fair. He says there's more to examine than the two years in schemes with three down linemen and four linebackers.