Basically yes, but it gets a bit more involved than just sets and reps. To get the whole thing expllained you need to get Marty Gallagher’s book - “Ed Coan, The Man the Myth, The Method”.
One takeaway is he said that when he was younger he did more sets of major movements and they redced as he got stronger. So a beginner could go 3 or 4 sets, an intermediate 2-3, and an advanced lifter (Elite and up) 1-2 sets.
The key to making it work is accurately picking your projected max that all poundages are based on. If you pick a projected weight that is too heavy, you will miss weights in week 9-12. Its a good routine to teach discipline but it can get somewhat boring and mentally draining. A beginner would start with a projection for example 400 and subtract 10 lbs per week up to 12 weeks out not counting the taper week. You would do 2 weeks of 10’s, 2 weeks of 8’s, 4 weeks of 5’s, 2 weeks of 3’s and 2 weeks of 2’s. Each rep drops seems easier than the week before because by adding ten lbs, but dropping reps, it feels like a slight deload.
This is a quick summary so you should get the book if you’re interested in it. Plenty of guys have gotten strong on this method. I can’t do it due to age hampered recovery ability. The heavy Squatting and Deadlifting a few days apart are tough for older lifters. Believe it or not I recover better on Westside style programming.
I put a young (25 yr old soccer player) on it and he went from 305 to an easy 365 in one cycle, but of course your mileage may vary.