Adapting to computer age aided Friedgen's rise

Ralph Friedgen's Saturday chess moves are the product of innovative and exhaustive video work.

Updated: August 18, 2005, 3:32 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- "What a lot of people do," Ralph Friedgen said one late summer morning, "is they see how a defense played for the last four or five games, and they plan on the defense being that way.

"My interpretation is that the defense has been game-planning for us. I try to get an understanding of what they like to do, because they will adjust to [our] formations. What's the coverage?

"Then I break us down. What do our tendencies look like? If you have a tendency, that's not bad. ...

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