September, 2014


SEC Week 5 Preview

SEC Week 5 Preview

Auburn at Kansas State Preview

Auburn at Kansas State Preview

The Origins and Philosophy of an Offensive Guru – Part 2

Part 2: The Air Raid, The Hurry Up No Huddle, and Changing the Dynamics of Football Preface In “Part 1: Gus Malzahn and the Delaware Wing-T,” we looked at where Gus’s offense is rooted and how those roots are still just as obvious today as they were when he first began his head coaching career. What we need to look at now though is how and when Gus Malzahn transformed his Wing-T based offense into the fast paced, high scoring offense we see today. Gus Malzahn became the head coachRead More

Top 5 Week 3 Review

1) Florida State The Seminoles enjoyed a bye week in week 3 but will host 22nd ranked Clemson in week 4 which will also be their first conference game. As it stands right now, FSU is almost a sure lock for the playoff unless Clemson pulls of a monumental upset. 2) Oregon The Ducks cruised to an easy 48-10 victory over Wyoming Saturday. Quarterback Marcus Mariota became the fourth quarterback in Oregon’s history to pass for a total of 7000 yards in his career. Mariota also made the highlight reels andRead More

The Origins and Philosophy of an Offensive Guru – Part 1

Part 1: Gus Malzahn and the Delaware Wing-T Preface When I first started this little adventure I really didn’t know what information I was looking for or if I would even be able to find one specific offensive system that Gus’s offense can be traced to. I knew that I had done quite a few game breakdowns in which diagrams of plays either from Malzahn’s playbook in previous years or a snapshot of a play from a game were dissected and elements from the Power I, Veer, Option, Air Raid,Read More

Top Five Week 2 Review

Top Five Week 2 Review I don’t really think we learned much this past week except that Oregon’s offense is still just as tough to stop and even though an opposing defense may be bigger and more physical that doesn’t always equal success. With the exception of Oregon, the top 5 teams in college football had easy outings in week 2 and that will likely be the case in week 3 as well with the possible exception being Oklahoma facing off against Tennessee in Norman, OK. Florida State and Auburn both have byeRead More

Auburn – Arkansas Preview

Arkansas at Auburn Game Preview The Arkansas Razorbacks are coming off a 3-9 season under head coach Bret Bielema. In the off-season Arkansas went through some coaching changes with defensive coordinator Chris Ash leaving the program and a new defensive staff with Robb Smith as defensive coordinator. The Razorbacks will be coming into Auburn looking for an upset and a conference win to start their season. There’s not much doubt they will be a better team than they were last year, but will their improvements be significant enough to pullRead More