The history of the shotgun

Submitted by dnak438 on September 27th, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Smart Football has a nice little article making fun of ESPN's Big Ten bloggers for thinking that the shotgun is some newfangled formation that Yost and Rockne would have despised:


Adam Rittenberg: So, [Brian] Bennett, we meet again. Good starts for both the Irish and the Wolverines on Saturday, and it should be a great one in South Bend. Let’s talk offense. What do you think Knute Rockne and Fielding Yost would say about these two systems matching up?

Brian Bennett: I think both coaches would have spit in a leather helmet in disgust. What’s the over/under on total number of snaps under center on Saturday? Five?