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Will Coach Chavis Dial 34?

At the risk of flogging an expired equine to the point of extreme exhaustion, the subject of the 3-4 defense is set forth for examination — once again. In fact, it is precisely because of situations like Tennessee is facing this fall that the 3-4 defense became the rage.

Originated by Bud Wilkerson at Oklahoma over 50 years ago, a version of the defense first hit the NFL in 1972 with Miami's fame 53 defense which had nothing to do with the number of down linemen but instead was named for pass-rushing linebacker Bob Matheson who moved freely along the defensive front. The Dolphins used the defense to post the NFL's only perfect season (17-0) in 1972, but they... Recommended Stories

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