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…]
Notre Dame hopped aboard the spread offense much more quickly than many other blue blood powers but it’s taken them longer than many to adopt RPOs in their offense. Well it looks like that’ll no longer be the case with the hiring of new OC Chip Long from Memphis. I broke down some of Memphis’ offensive … [Read more…]
I did just that over at SB Nation. Examining all the winning calls that brought down Alabama just brings into clearer picture how the key to beating the Tide is being able to throw the ball at a high level. Like last year, the Tide trying to be cautious with their pass-rush to allow them … [Read more…]
I can honestly say I saw that coming. I reviewed what we’d learned from last year’s matchup between these two teams and I did a big stat/unit breakdown on Football Outsiders where I boiled things down to: There are three elite units in this game, two of them are Clemson’s (their O and D). Alabama’s offense … [Read more…]