...where Tebow had the option to keep, pitch to the RB or shovel inside to the TE had to be incorporated to our offense immediately. It doesn't need to be the TE, but someone like Webb or Moore might be good for it. Alternatively, we could bring a slot closer to the OT. Also, anyone have new info on the recruiting weekend...Rivals is reporting something.
that florida triple option play...
rivals hasn't reported any commitments yet but said that there is a good chance that we do get a few out of this weekend.
aw you can't just leave me hanging like that!!! From who? Anyone have premium? Dang.
that's more or less the same thing rivals said. they only gave 2 sentences on it. they'll have something up later...
There's really no details yet. It was pretty vague from the Rivals guys. Said that their sources tell them there were no commitments, but that the staff expects to land a couple of the guys that visited.
Apparently Marcus Hall grilled Patrick Omameh about why he picked Michigan over OSU.
I would imagine that triple option play is in the playbook, but with an immobile QB like Threet, it wouldn't be very effective. Wouldn't be surprised to see it once Forcier gets comfortable with the offense.
That triple option play is awesome...it is almost a guaranteed 5 or more yeards each time
I think there was another play in the game somewhwere where there was a swing pass that could have turned into an option also...a play like that would be ridiculous...and MI could run it to perfection with the number of qbs they are converting to slots
Imagine Forcier to Gallon in the slot with Stonum out wide maintaining option spacing...that would be ridiculous...2 on 2 out wide with the option to pitch
Mich has the personnel to run it. Only Forcier could be the QB. If Threet ran the play Ds will let him run it and take away the 2 pitch guys. The only slot who played last year was Odoms and he dropped more passes than he caught and fumbled half of those he caught. No other slot has played enough at the college level to know what the talent level is. Koger looked good but had a total of 6 catches and none the last month of the season.
First of all, the thing about that triple option play is that it's very hard to recognize. It looks like an option play with the RB until the QB flips the ball forward and the defense is like, "Oh, shit, where did that TE come from?!?!?!"
Secondly, I'd be okay with it if they took away the TE and the RB. Threet is a decent runner and he'll make defenses pay if they let him go.
Third, the thing about the shovel pass is that occasionally that guy has to run through an arm tackle from a DT or DE or maybe a LB. You want it to be a bigger, athletic guy rather than a slot guy because those little guys can get taken down easier in the middle of the line.
The triple option is nice. I also like the pump fake bubble screen with a throw down field to the "blocking" receiver the Arizona Cardinals ran yesterday. This forces defenses to respect the bubble screen. It's like a play action for the passing game.
I remember a couple of times this year (literally) where Threet's pump fakes were nasty. I'm sure those plays aren't too far off the horizon.
in the OSU game this past season. I think they were our only downfield passes.
ESPN the mag had a full, 2 page diagram of that play. Don't hold me to this but I think there is another option there, other than keep, shovel, and pitch, something like a WR screen outside if they have enough people jammed in the middle to stop everything going on there.