Over at SB Nation I broke down how Notre Dame’s two new coordinators will change up their schemes in the coming year. The offense is a Spread RPO attack which will feature a new QB (Brandon Wimbush) yet return two NFL OL on the left side of their line and their top wideout in Equanimeous … [Read more…]
Over at Football Study Hall I listed all of the returning talent at QB in 2017 before diving into some of the teams that will have and advantage in combating them because they return star safeties. Beyond the obvious (Derwin James at Florida State) there are some others like Damon Webb at Ohio State or … [Read more…]
It’s curious that the hybrid RB that can run routes hasn’t had a greater role in the Big 12 yet. Granted it’s hard to teach a RB how to excel at reading blocks, picking up blitzes in pass protection, AND running crips routes outside but there’s sure a lot of upside if you can. Christian … [Read more…]
I talked about Wyoming’s young signal caller Josh Allen over at Football Study Hall today. While he would have likely been a top pick in the 2017 NFL draft he could be THE top pick of the 2018 draft. What’s interesting is that despite growing up in California and coming in at 6-3, 180 as … [Read more…]
I get asked this question all the time, often by people that enjoy my articles but want to dive into the background info that brings greater clarity to what I’m writing or could answer questions that my writing invokes. It’s nice to be able to dive in and learn more about your own team without … [Read more…]
I took the time to hash out some more of the details and explanations behind my theory that the next phase for pro-style spread offenses in college ball will feature dual-threat QBs working with multiple TEs in spread sets. Check it out at Football Study Hall. I mention the 2016 South Dakota State Jackrabbits who … [Read more…]
North Dakota State favors complexity and development in their program on both sides of the ball. Against a good smashmouth spread team in James Madison that served them well on defense but poorly on offense. Read about it at Football Study Hall. The dilemma of matching explosive, spread offense with a disciplined D is one … [Read more…]
We covered some of this in our “market inefficiencies in Big 12 recruiting” but over at Football Study Hall I talked about what kinds of players are rated as 3-stars but have the chance to be much better.
Over at Football Study Hall I suggest “the offense formerly known as pro-style” as a moniker for these offenses that go under center and use fullbacks and tight ends to run the ball since the pros are moving further and further away from this style.
Over at Football Study Hall I took a stab at updating my theories on the value of the fullback in modern offense. I think Gus Malzahn is largely to credit for the rise of the H-back who’s a de-facto fullback, I like to call this position the “Hammer-back.” It used to be that 4-verticals was the … [Read more…]