A question to anybody who remembers from the spring game, or has been to fall practices. Will we be running the veer?
A quick summary for those who don't know, the playside DE and LB don't get blocked in order to create double teams on the DT and to get out to the MLB. Then the first read is the DE with the option of handing off up the middle or the quarterback keep. Then depending on what the unblocked LB does the QB either runs with it or pitches the ball. For more read http://smartfootball.blogspot.com/2008/12/florida-gatorurban-meyer-offen...
Florida usually uses a slot receiver who motions into the backfield. Since we have so many running backs we could have Minor as the first option (he's good up the middle) and Brown or Smith as the pitch man.
Also, while I was looking at how Florida runs the veer I noticed a similar play they had that I didn't really understand.
In this video there is a standard example of the veer at 2:14. Then the play I didn't quite get is at 4:15. Here the left guard and tackle both pull to the right leaving both the DT and DE unblocked. Tebow does not handoff since the DT is right there. Then he and the pitchman run to the sideline and he pitches because the DE is going to tackle him. But as opposed to the veer nobody blocks the MLB so now the DE, OLB and MLB are all running at the pitchman with only an HB to block for him.
Does anybody know how this play is supposed to work? It is run a couple times in the video and never gets more than 1 yard. It seems to me like it will always be stopped at the LOS because the defense is in good position to stop the handoff and then has numbers on the outside.