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Four Verticals scheme breakdown: Memphis beats Navy

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How did Memphis sail past the Midshipmen?

Navy v Memphis Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images

Four Verticals features Tomahawk Nation’s scheme analysis team breaking down film as coaches do - around the film (zoom) room, just talking ball. We point out notable concepts, discuss how they may fit Florida State, and what makes them different or new.


In our debut installment of Four Verticals, your fantastic four looked at some of the plays from Memphis’ 2019 win over Ole Miss. Our second episode finished our review of that game.

We are pleased to present our third episode as we take a look at Memphis’ 35-23 win over the Navy cadets from Annapolis. That is honestly a little bit closer of a game than we had thought it probably should have been, and we enjoyed breaking this one down.


We hope you enjoyed. We look forward to you joining us as we break down more of new Florida State coach Mike Norvell’s 2019 Memphis Tigers team in future editions, as well as Florida State games in the upcoming season.

Understanding past seasons gives us a glimpse to the future for Florida State. While players have changed, what will not is Norvell and defensive coordinator Adam Fuller’s philosophies.


You can find our debut Four Verticals video here, as well as previous installments of our offense and defense scheme education series here. We have been covering topics including recognizing Mike Norvell’s run game, the modern passing game, breaking down Adam Fuller’s defense, two back formations in the Norvell and Kenny Dillingham offense, and Norvell’s use of tight ends.