Foster selected Defensive Coordinator of the Week
Honored bestowed upon by Masters Coaches Survey
October 31, 2006

ATLANTA - No. 10/11 Clemson entered their game against Virginia Tech with one of the top rushing tandems in the nation. Bud Foster's Hokie defense tamed the Tiger running backs, holding James Davis and C.J. Spiller to just 71 rushing yards, only five days after the duo combined for over 400 yards against Georgia Tech. Clemson scored on its second possession, but would never see the end zone again as Foster's defense tightened in the 24-7 upset.

Linebacker Xavier Adibi intercepted a Will Proctor pass, returned it to the 35-yard line and running back Branden Ore finished off the drive as the Hokies took the 17-7 lead. Clemson was able to muster just 172 yards of total offense against Foster's stingy defense, far below their average.

For his team's outstanding defensive effort, Foster is awarded the "MCS Game Ball" for defensive coordinator of the week.

Each week during the 2006 college football season, the 17 Master Football Coaches will award an MCS Game Ball to the respective schools of an Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week. The Master Coaches will also present a game ball to the offensive and defensive coordinator whose game plans made the biggest impact in their respective teams' victory.

In addition to Foster, the Master Football Coaches will also award MCS Game Balls to Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, Michigan defensive end Lamarr Woodley, Oregon State wide receiver and punt returner Sammie Stroughter and Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Larry Fedora.