Read Part One here
Beyond the basics of the scheme, there were some fun things the Husky 4-4 brought out that caught plenty of attention. I’m going to talk about two in particular that became Hokie staples. Remember, Phil Elmassian was a defensive backs coach when he took a liking to the scheme, and Frank Beamer is on record saying he liked how the scheme handled receivers. At the same time, the Husky 4-4 was a beast versus the run. One way the defense achieved this was by pairing an “inverted” Cover-2 alignment with “robber” coverage.