Spread QB Metric

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Kilgore Trout wanted to make a topic, I'll oblige his want in this case as helping people research things seems worthy:

I'm considering trying to come up with my own QB metric for spread and shread qbs. Off the top of anyone's head, can you name me some recent teams that have run the spread and shread so I can get some more data? So far I have...

UM '08, '09
WVU under Rich Rod
Recent Oregon vintage
Last three years of CMU

Comments can go here. Help the guy out.



November 1st, 2009 at 9:58 PM ^

The ones that I came up with for my diary were Illinois, WVU, USF, Oregon, and Florida.

Cincinnati is pass heavy. CMU and Utah would be good. Off the top of my head, NW does not run the spread and shred.


November 1st, 2009 at 9:59 PM ^

It really depends on what you mean by spread and shred. I assume this means offenses that are spreads that emphasize spread to run formations, but what about spread to pass (as that's a kind of shred, is it not?)?

In that case, I'll throw out this list. General caveat on it being hard to define exactly what a spread team is and what their focus is from year to year. Examples of the former is Penn State's Spread HD that is a spread package even through they may not be a true spread team.

I admit that some of the teams on this list are probably more balanced, but this is the perception I have of their philosophy, which could definitely be an incomplete understanding (aka just plain wrong).

There's a lot of non-Big-6 conference teams that I don't know exactly what their offense is. There's plenty of teams in the bottom of Big-6 conference teams that I'm not entirely sure about either (Kentucky, Duke, etc) that I'm not entirely sure about either.

Spread to Pass (various levels of it):

  • Texas Tech
  • Kansas
  • Houston
  • Missouri
  • Texas
  • Hawaii

Spread Balanced:

  • Oklahoma State
  • Cincinnati
  • Northwestern
  • Penn State (Spread HD package)
  • Purdue (used to be pass oriented, not so much anymore)
  • Arizona

Spread Tempo:

  • Tulsa
  • New Auburn
  • Oklahoma

Spread to Run:

  • WVU
  • Michigan
  • Oregon
  • Baylor
  • South Florida
  • Illinois
  • Oregon State
  • Florida
  • Vanderbilt
  • Iowa State
  • Utah
  • Virginia Tech


November 2nd, 2009 at 12:07 AM ^

I don't watch them much(can't stand the blue turf), but they are very successful against...well...everyone they play. Including BCS teams in BCS games and top 25 teams, just ask Oregon over the last two years.

Seems to me Oregon is pretty goods, didn't they just...beat...um...oh yeah USC!!!