Tag: john Skladany

Defending the Run with a Spread-Stopping Defense

This is interesting. Skladany’s North Texas defense is a base 4-3. The weakness is in the secondary when it gives up long passes. When it is good, it is suffocating. When it isn’t so good, it is frustrating. This year has had more of the latter. It used to be that the spread offense was…

B1G Loss: Indiana 49 North Texas 24

How good is our defense, exactly?  Is it good enough to compete in CUSA West? Is it good enough to stop the explosive offenses we see in CUSA? I don’t know. I used to think so. I thought that teams might score but it would be tough, because Lairamie Lee and company would hit hard…

Film Room: Stopping The Run

Much was made of the Rice team’s ability to run the ball. North Texas’ defense did a hell of a job corralling that phase of the game, and despite allowing Charles Ross 101 yards, Rice’s run game wasn’t much of a factor. They couldn’t run when they needed to (ahem, goal line?) and most of…

Ball State Film Room

The defense had a solid game, but it was far from perfect. There were some things that Ball State did that played right into our hands, and helped us along. I say that not entirely sure if it was just great scouting by Skladany and company knowing Ball State’s tendencies, or if Ball State underestimated…

Defensive Coordinator Change

Former Mean Green Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen is leaving to rejoin the Kansas staff under Charlie Weis. John Skladany is now the defensive coordinator according to Vito. He was the Iowa State guy in the same position under Danny Mac back then, and recently coordinated Central Florida.