More teams turning to 3-4 defense
The 3-4 defense has been around college football about as long as the modern-day helmet.
Sports equipment company Riddell started marketing its plastic suspension helmet in 1946, shortly before legendary Oklahoma coach Bud Wilkinson devised his innovative "Okie" defense. Wilkinson's defense -- which actually began as a 5-4 alignment before morphing into a 3-4 -- helped the Sooners win 14 league and three national championships, as well as an NCAA-record 47 consecutive games from 1953 ...
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