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…]
A huge help to me in getting started in the world of football X’s and O’s and understanding the game’s strategies and developments was reading Chris Brown’s “Smart Football” website and then his Grantland column. He was good enough to send me a free copy of his second book which along with his first catalogue a … [Read more…]
Generally teams spend much of their bowl practices nailing down what they’ll need to win their bowl game…but two weeks is a long time and most coaches can’t help but get some basic install and work in with their younger players. For a game like Florida State vs Michigan, the ‘Noles are going to want … [Read more…]
Over at Vice Sports I penned a piece on why it is that three out of the four playoff teams are led by running quarterbacks. The key pieces are these: Spread-option tactics are really taking off right now as offensive coordinators are finding that there isn’t really a running scheme that exists which you can’t … [Read more…]
Over at Football Study Hall I explained why your team’s new head coach (or next head coach) is from the AAC.