Loved The Artist reference
Cam Burrows is awesome for helping recruit his class.
Love his enthusiasm. We could be getting a real steal here.
I sure hope USC gets him.
Jordan Hall 2.0, the speed edition.
" As for other running backs, the staff told me they were planning on taking only one in our class, so I guess this could be it."
...well, news to us I guess.
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.
I just hope DeShaun doesn't go pro now that he is destroying worlds..
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!
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.
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.
Oh yeah, absolutely! That's how Meyer was able to convince Bri'onte to sign here.
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!
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.
Some people lack a sense of humor...
Not sure if ironic/joke? But if not, please enjoy reading the http://www.elevenwarriors.com/help/commenting-policy.
Excellent - looking forward to it!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Upvotes for The Sandlot!
I'd be interested..
Very deserving. Congrats Jeremy! I hope this you'll still put an article in every now and then!
Can I special order this? Maybe with a "Respect the Basement 2012 Fundraiser" on the back?