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Ross Fulton

11W Staff

Columbus, OH

Member since 15 February 2011 | Blog

Ross is a senior editor at Eleven Warriors where he focuses on football strategy and X's and O's. His work has also been featured on and When not focused on zone blocking, Ross practices law in Columbus, Ohio, where he was born and raised.

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Comment 08 Sep 2014

The problem is that is the most basic zone blitz.  Everyone team runs that zone blitz. In fact its called the "NCAA zone blitz" for that reason. Similarly, that is a basic twist. The lack of communication with the OL is def a problem.

Comment 03 Sep 2014

Yea we shall see.  Part of the problem with competition for spots on the oline.  On the one hand you want to find your best five.  On the other hand the more reps you can get with the same five, the better you will be.

Comment 03 Sep 2014

I was disappointed in not finishing drives by shooting themselves in the foot.  But I otherwise think they performed as expected. This is the type of game that is a tough one to open up with. But they will be much improved by getting through it.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

Yes the way I've put it is that OSU will look more like a stereotypical spread team this year rather then the inside/outside power rushing hybrid from the last two years. So you will see more screens, jet sweeps, speed options, etc. That will be then be combined with tight zone and power read.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Great analysis by all.  As people said, it by design.  The crack back block is made possible by the split back look. Normally the Y arc releases and blocks the first defender to show in the alley. But because that responsibility is given to Hyde, Heuerman can crack back.

The play is set up for Miller to ideally keep and create the vertical alley.

Comment 21 May 2014

As I wrote about a couple weeks ago, playing press man coverage does take away some of the effectiveness of packaged plays, because a man defender should execute his man responsibilities no matter what the offense does. But that obviously opens up other opportunities -- you should have better numbers in the box to run against, and you can attack downfield. So the package play also becomes less necessary.