The formation that "WILL" undo the 2012 D

Submitted by dragonchild on March 29th, 2012 at 2:39 PM

"Will":  A One-Down Play (w/ apologies to "Airplane!")

by Dragonchild

 

QUARTER 1, DOWN 1

ANNOUNCER:  Welcome to the game, folks.  The Michigan defense starts their work at the 22.  Looks like the offense is in an unusual formation, trips plus tight end all on one side of the field.  Split end goes into motion. . . to the strong side!  Five guys on one side?  I don't know if they're trying to confuse Mattison, but they're sure confusing me!

 

JORDAN KOVACS:  Coverage Blue-18. . . Wait, it's not trips, guys!  It's quints!

QUINTON WASHINGTON:  Huh?

KENNY DEMENS:  Denny, Will covers the slot, not the wideout!

WILL CAMPBELL:  What?

DESMOND MORGAN:  I'm on him!  Coverage, Black-32!

JIBREEL BLACK:  What?

JORDAN KOVACS:  They can't all be on the line.  They're forming a second row!

CRAIG ROH:  Huh?

JAKE RYAN:  Split your zone with Denny, Kenny!

KENNY DEMENS:  Will do!

WILL CAMPBELL:  What?

JAKE RYAN:  Jordan, JT will cover the flanker, but can he stay with him?

WILL CAMPBELL:  What?

KENNY DEMENS:  Huh?

JORDAN KOVACS:  Who?

Comments

restive neb

March 29th, 2012 at 3:31 PM ^

If you've got four other receivers to that side, the TE has to be covered, and is no longer an eligible receiver.  Watch out for the tackle eligible on the weakside, though.

ST3

March 29th, 2012 at 7:34 PM ^

I'm not sure how closely the rules are followed regarding diaries, but when you go to "Create content" and click on Diary, it says, "A diary entry is your own personal section of MGoBlog, to post in as you like. There is a minimum of 200 words on a diary entry." This diary clocked in at 163 words, and most of those were just players' names. It just seemed to short to be diary-worthy. That's why I down-voted. But if the OP adds some charts and cute cat photos, I'm willing to come back and up-vote to even things out.

Patent Pending

March 29th, 2012 at 3:36 PM ^

You do realize that moving the split-end to the strong side will cover up the TE, so the D won't have to account for him?

I thought it had more of an Abbott & Costello "who's on first" bit than Airplane.

[ninja'd]

Seth

March 29th, 2012 at 7:42 PM ^

I just spent the last hour talking to a potential sponsor about how intelligent our readers are, and then over half of you don't get an Airplane joke?

Either I'm being totally lied to about our demographics or Airplane is way older than I realized. Anyway, baaad job buddy ghee, this is the mezz!. You be one hep cat,come creepin' out like the shadow all dicty with that solid muggin'!.

UMgradMSUdad

March 29th, 2012 at 11:20 PM ^

Aren't most sponsors really big on the 18-24 or 18-34 demographic?  Perhaps posters not knowing the reference can be a selling point, because yes, the movie probably is way older than you think it is.

ST3

March 30th, 2012 at 11:27 AM ^

This diary would work better if Roger Oveur was on our defense.

Roger Oveur: Switch to the 4-3 over, Unger.

Mr. Unger: I thought we played the 4-3 under, Oveur?

See, all sorts of confusion occurs. This may be the only part I remember about Airplane II, except for the ridiculous moon colony and William Shatner's overacting.

Or if former M RB Clarence Williams switched to DB and was playing bump-and-run coverage, but a little too tightly, Oveur could say:

Roger Oveur: watch your clearance, Clarence.

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Simon: Gentlemen, I'd like you to meet your captain, Captain Oveur.
Clarence Oveur: Gentlemen, welcome aboard.
Simon: Captain, your navigator, Mr. Unger, and your first officer, Mr. Dunn.
Clarence Oveur: Unger.
Unger: Oveur.
Dunn: Oveur.
Clarence Oveur: Dunn. Gentlemen, let's get to work.
Simon: Unger, didn't you serve under Oveur in the Air Force?
Unger: Not directly. Technically, Dunn was under Oveur and I was under Dunn.
Dunn: Yep.
Simon: So, Dunn, you were under Oveur and over Unger.
Unger: Yep.
Clarence Oveur: That's right. Dunn was over Unger and I was over Dunn.
Unger: So, you see, both Dunn and I were under Oveur, even though I was under Dunn.
Clarence Oveur: Dunn was over Unger, and I was over Dunn.

From: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0006136/quotes

Now I really wish Bri'onte Dunn had come to Michigan.