The college football twitter-verse was recently set ablaze with this revelation: Mike Leach plays a major role in my recent work… …for his major impact on the college game and the Big 12 in particular waging asymmetrical warfare from his base in Lubbock. He’s spent the last decade at Washington State going 55-47 and 36-36 … [Read more…]
LSU vs Auburn, Tigers vs Tigers, was a big moment in the history of the spread offense’s inexorable march across the game of football. We’ve seen a few big time spread battles in the SEC before. Texas A&M introduced the Air Raid back in 2012 and had a pair of big seasons with Johnny Manziel … [Read more…]
To write about the SEC this season! If you’re a fan of that league I’ll be writing three shorter columns a week on that site focusing this season in the SEC. I opened my examining “the state of the process” and whether Alabama can continue to dominate the league in 2017 by controlling the trenches.
Over at SB Nation I’ve got a preview up of the season opener between Texas A&M and UCLA. My sense of the 2017 Texas situation is that it’s not good. At all. They still have talent, plenty of it, but they’ve had tons of talent for much of this decade and typically managed to piss … [Read more…]
That’s where you add pass-options, particularly vertical pass options, to your two-back runs. With the additions of OC Chip Lindsey and former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham, War Eagle now has the main components needed to do this successfully. Gus Malzahn was an early innovator of the smashmouth spread and you can read my man Alex … [Read more…]