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Comment 02 Apr 2012

Really excellent shiftiness, does a great cut and go. Arm strength looks pretty good. I agree with him about his accuracy (as he threw behind his receivers some), but it is nice that he is humble enough to admit his weakness. I can see this kid blowing up. 

Comment 23 Mar 2012

I just hope DeShaun doesn't go pro now that he is destroying worlds..

Comment 23 Mar 2012

Ross, thanks again for these. Yesterday I had an interview for a teaching position, so I used your earlier post on the spread offense philosophy to teach the zone-read. So hopefully your writing will get me a job!

Comment 15 Mar 2012

I think that's fair. I can't speak to midwestern greek culture, but I think that'd be an excellent case study to test the effects of southern exceptionalism.

Comment 15 Mar 2012

I understand your point, definitely. I will say that greek culture is just different in the south - most of the pictures you see of dressed up people at football games in the south are just frats and sororities. They just dress up for everything anyway. 

Comment 15 Mar 2012

Meyer's offense is a "power game" and will employ big backs running between the tackles. This, and similar types of outside constraint plays allow the inside game to be at its best. The spread, which is just a philosophy rather than a set of plays, is not incompatible with an inside, power run game. Never fear! 

Comment 15 Mar 2012

At :42 in the video it looks like a wide receiver or TE motions across to deliver a pretty crucial block. Or put in a speedster in that position and you could run the shovel sweep out of a similar set. Might be pretty awesome to see two quick hitting outside constraint plays.

Comment 08 Mar 2012

The good thing is that a good deal of the core plays have been in place for awhile (for instance, TP used to run inverted veer quite a lot), but it was often inconsistent and without a true method. So at least they have some exposure to the basic spread concepts. At least, that is what I've gleaned from following Ross when he was at ATO. 

Comment 08 Mar 2012

Thanks Yrro and Fido - this stuff is great. I thought the Star and Leo/Viper positions would be part of it, but didn't know about the DE alternating between crashing and faking crashing.

I think we should put some of these concepts to the test in an organized 11W NCAA '12 tournament. 

Comment 08 Mar 2012

Ross, how do defenses proactively defend against the zone-read rather than just responding to what the offense dictates? For instance, rather than just leaving the slot receiver uncovered (and thus tipping your hand and allowing the qb to make a pre-snap read for the bubble), can defenses disguise their intent to cheat? Or do they change personnel, etc? 

Comment 05 Mar 2012

I think you're right. I think their intent was not to make the loafers gay but to emasculate them. Singling someone out by emasculating them does not make them gay - it means they didn't work hard. Emasculation shouldn't draw ire from any groups - being singled out for being less effective doesn't make one gay. 

That said, I can see why there was confusion, but Meyer responded well. 

Comment 02 Mar 2012

Upvotes for The Sandlot!

Comment 01 Mar 2012

Very deserving. Congrats Jeremy! I hope this you'll still put an article in every now and then! 

Comment 27 Feb 2012

Can I special order this? Maybe with a "Respect the Basement 2012 Fundraiser" on the back?