Just published over at Football Study Hall. This is perhaps especially true in the Big 12, where dime defense is taking over. The jig is up for four-wide offense, unless you’re playing against Mike Stoops.
There have been a few interesting developments in the world of college football. Lots of players are choosing to forego bowl games and jump into the NFL. There are even players that are jumping early despite lower draft grades. Why? Because it’s all about the second contract and getting there while you still have your … [Read more…]
I broke it down over at SB Nation. Something I hadn’t thought through much was how Georgia could shift the focal point of their runs from Caleb Kelly (not that he was great playing blocks by the Dawg TEs) to the Sooner safeties. Since those two safeties were a converted corner (Will Johnson) and a … [Read more…]
My big offseason question for Oklahoma and thus the Big 12 was how their defense would fare with a retooled DL, iffy and young LB corps, questionable schematic fit in the 3-4 defense, and then iffy run support up the middle from the safeties. I even questioned if they’d be soft on defense, then had … [Read more…]
Happy New Year everyone! Today is the day of the college football playoffs (and some other games) which is always exciting. They sure make the second game end late, but that’s alright, I’ve got enough juice for at least one more late night CFB binge before the offseason. I’ve written four previews of these playoff … [Read more…]