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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
ATLANTA -- Miami defensive coordinator Bill Young passed me in the press box on his way to the bathroom at halftime. He might as well have stayed in there. Miami's defense is getting embarrassed.
And there's an entire quarter left to play.
The Canes aren't defending the option with any discipline or consistency, and they're not accounting for the fullback, quarterback and slot back. That's what's allowing Georgia Tech its big plays. Over and over again. So much for quarterback Josh Nesbitt playing timid on that ankle.
Georgia Tech's defense, on the other hand, looks like the running of the bulls on every play. And they're doing it without two starters -- safety Dominique Reese and linebacker Sedric Griffin -- who were both knocked out of the game with left knee injuries in the first half.
Miami hasn't quit -- Robert Marve hit Dedrick Epps who was wide open in the end zone for the Canes' only touchdown so far -- but it's like it didn't even matter here.
All Paul Johnson has to do now is keep the ball on the ground and run the clock. You know, what he's been doing all game.