Gators are in 2 TE, 1 RB personnel. Ags counter with a bear front. This creates a simple read for Dodson. Or perhaps a stunt/blitz. Don’t know the call, but I think he has made a read.
And he wastes no damn time. Before the ball carrier touches the rock, he is off like a rocket through the B gap.
Then runs through the tackle who tries to combo off on him, but too late, and hits the RB 2 yards in the backfield. 2 yard loss. Recognition and velocity to the ball create a negative play as opposed to a short gain. This is where you begin to see great MIKE LBs separate themselves.
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Big thanks to Woodlands Aggie.