at least it's not just us?
Print version of the USA today details out the Nike Pro Combat uniforms for the participating teams. "the Buckeyes will wear red helmets for the first time since the late 1960s" and "Bill Jones, Ohio State's associate athletics director, says the desgin saultes the red leather-helmeted players of the 1942 Buckeyes team that won the school's first national title."
I know the Nike Pro Combat uniforms were discussed on here already, but I hadn't heard the specifics yet and couldn't find it anywhere else on the board. Pictures will be up on collegefootball.usatoday.com per the print version at 10:30am, but I can't find anything online saying the same thing to link here.
EDIT: Link now up:
I guess it could be worse than red helmets....Florida is wearing Gator Skin unis against Georgia and TCU is wearing lizard skin unis against Oregon State.
Nice story about Conway, the "Detroit version of Blind Side" living with his coach. It doesn't sugarcoat the fact that he did some bad things, but hopefully that is all behind him in his life, whatever happens in football.
Happy September everyone. Here's your daily dose of doom and gloom.
Paging any X's and O's types here on the boards...
So, I know only the basics of the zone read (I know that the QB is reading the backside DE - if he crashes, keep, if he sits, give), but I'd like to brush up a little bit so I can better understand it during this season.
So it seems like whenever I see the play run, the DE doesn't observe the tidy little dichotomy of crash vs. sit like he does so obediently in NCAA 11. That is, he never just stands straight up and waits to react to the QB, but instead he usually fires out of his stance in some direction. My question is: what exactly is the QB reading on the DE? Is he looking to see if his first step is downfield vs. lateral? That seems like a subtle, hardly perceptible thing to judge in a split second. Is there a more concrete threshold that our QBs are looking out for? Like, say, does the QB only consider it a crash if the DE winds up on the inside shoulder of where the backside OT was pre-snap?
Follow-up question: If the QB does keep the ball, he sometimes (always?) has a third option with the bubble screen on the backside. What should the QB be keying on in this situation? The backside safety? The corner over the bubbling WR?