I asked that question over at Football Study Hall while examining stats from some of 2016’s better fast and slow teams. Again and again it seems that a precision passing game has a lot of the effects on a game in terms of dictating tempo and style, wearing down the opponent, and protection the defense … [Read more…]
Those games featured future Big 12 QBs Shawn Robinson (TCU), Charlie Brewer (Baylor), and Xavier Martin (Texas Tech). It also provided a nice contrast between two diverging paths I see for spread-option football. I’ll be posting more on these QBs as I wrap up my breakdowns of the Big 12 recruiting classes but read my … [Read more…]
When people dismiss Big 12 defenses they typically do so for three main reasons: Big 12 defenses give up a ton of points Big 12 recruiting rankings are generally lower and regional demographics don’t always supply tons of big, powerful athletes of the sort that make for great defenders. The Big 12 doesn’t have consistently … [Read more…]
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…]
I’m slowly starting to begin my breakdowns of every 2017 Big 12 recruiting class. Normally I haven’t even begun it yet so we’re ahead of schedule so far. There’s often a lot of late movement and additions but JUCO signing day is over and early enrollees are increasingly prevalent so many teams have already made … [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…]
Football is war! Not really though, and you’ll often see people get in trouble for comparing the sacrifices made on the gridiron to the incomparable sacrifices that have to be made in a war. “Politics by other means” is a ruthless, horrible process in which anything could be on the table because everything could be … [Read more…]