The year of the flex TE

Part of what makes the Big 12 so tough is how much of a copycat league it is. You can stay ahead with your tactics only so long as other teams lack the personnel to mimic it. Oklahoma’s advantages from their “21 spread” sets are virtually dried up now as we saw multiple teams copy … [Read more…]

Ruffin it for the playoffs

The Big 12 championship game raised an interesting question for me about Oklahoma’s 2018 season and moreso their 2017 campaign. What if Lincoln Riley had promoted Ruffin McNeil to DC sooner? Against the Texas Longhorns in a championship game with a playoff berth on the line, McNeil finally found his best 11 from the Oklahoma … [Read more…]