Currently watching the Oregan @ Cal game on VS. Cal is keeping it surprisingly close.
I live in a small town in northern Pennsylvania. A local D-II football program turned itself into a Sprint Football team (I believe club with Navy, Army, etc). The idea of it is a faster pace game with lighter players. Watching Oregon's fast pace between plays and overall for four quarters game after game, I wonder if their style of the Spread offense is a hybrid of Sprint offense.
Link for League information: Sprint Football
Sorry couldn't find very good video.
No student athlete may compete in any contest involving another Sprint team until they have demonstrated the following: a body weight of 172.0 lbs. or less while simultaneously (within ½ hour) having body fat of 5% or greater and urine specific gravity less than or equal to 1.020.
Looking at Oregon's o-line:
LT- #69 Sr. Bo Thran- 6'5" 281lbs.
LG- #77 So. Carson York 6'5" 286 lbs.
C- #54 Sr. Jordan Holmes 6'5" 300 lbs.
RG- # 68 Sr. C.E. Kaiser 6'4" 290 lbs.
RT- # 79 Jr. Mark Asper 6'7" 322 lbs.
TE- # 42 Jr. David Paulson 6'4" 241 lbs.
That is an average weight of 295.8 lbs on the o-line without TE. With TE, 286.7. Is this Oregon offense a hybrid of sprint (conditioning focused) and spread (split conditioning/weight training focus) offense?
While it would be suicide to cut too much weight, could there be a potential upside to have a faster pace offense with lighter players compared to the other team?Does my thin theory have any possibility or is it busted?
P.S. Just as finishing this player went down with "apparent cramp". Commentators have said that teams playing Oregon my fake injuries to slow pace and catch breath. Oregon up by 1 now.