August 26th, 2012 at 6:18 PM ^

Denard out of the gun.  Zone read with Fitz.  Denard keeping.  Taking a couple strides to the edge, pulling up and hitting Gallon in the slot over the top of the safeties crashing down on the run.  6.  Shabam.


August 27th, 2012 at 11:19 AM ^

Hoke puts Bellomy under center for the first drive to surprise the Alabama defense. You have Bellomy under center, Gardner wide right, Denard in the slot. Gardner motions to the left, the ball is snapped, fake handoff to Denard sweeping to the right. Bellomy straight up the middle for an 8 yard gain.

A guy can dream, can't he?


August 27th, 2012 at 12:25 AM ^

the first 3 plays


1. Rawls on a handoff (+1)

2. gardner on a post route ....denard rolling out of the pocket (incomplete)

3. Bubble screen to v smith for (+9) (First Down !!!!)

Lets have a competition on who predicts the first 3 plays the closest..

the winner gets a free pic of borges in a heisman pose !(with - yeah ...uhhuh...uhhuh music in the background )

got game?


August 26th, 2012 at 6:41 PM ^

The first drive would be a 3-reciever 2-back set out of the shotgun with Smith and Hopkins in;  no-huddle hurry-up pass spread similar to the "NASCAR" thing we ran against Iowa last year.  The first play would obviously be a play-action quick-slant to Gallon for about 5.  Obviously we'd still mix in some draws and Zone-reads, but the main focus would be putting the secondary on their heals a bit.

Once the drive approaches red zone (30-40 yards on Bama's side of the field) it's time to bust out the good ol' QB "oh noes" and grab a touchdown.

The next drive would see our offense resume a more "normal" game plan establishing the run and going back to the huddle between plays.  I'd just want to throw Bama' off their game early.

Mulletman Dave

August 26th, 2012 at 6:44 PM ^

The Annexation of Puerto Rico.

Something safe I'm sure, don't want to be 2nd and 10 too much against that D. The first series or two will probably be scripted ahead of time.


August 26th, 2012 at 9:57 PM ^

But QB Oh-noes kinda needs to be set up with some earlier power running. I'm going with a Denard one-step into the line with a tiny flutter pass right over the collapsing in contain defense's head, Ala Illinois 2010. Pass will go to Roundtree, who will demonstrate that his knee is just fine in outrunning the entire D to the endzone.