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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

OT: September 2014 College Football thread

Link is to Ian Boyd’s piece at SBNation on the evolution of the zone read:

{I}f you were to ask a longtime defensive coach like Manny Diaz where the sport is heading, he’d point you to a signature moment in the most thrilling game in recent memory: Auburn’s victory in the 2013 Iron Bowl over mighty Alabama.

But Diaz wasn’t as struck by the “Kick Six” touchdown that sealed the deal for the Tigers, nor the budding Saban-vs.-spread rivalry. Instead Diaz zeroes in on a play by Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall, one ending 31 seconds before Chris Davis’ 109-yard game-winner.

“It’s the most significant thing to happen to college football,” the 17-year coaching veteran says. “The most important play of last season was the touchdown that tied the game at 28.”

The play in question started out as a standard zone-read play, one Auburn had been running the entire season. It was at this moment that Gus Malzahn’s offense brought football’s future to the biggest stage.

Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: September 02, 2014 at 01:10 PM | 324 comment(s)
  Beats: college football, off-topic

Friday, August 01, 2014

OT:  2014 College Football pre-season thread


Rk Team (1st)           Pts
 1 Florida State 
(56)   1543
 2 Alabama              1455
 3 Oklahoma 
(3)         1382
 4 Oregon 
(1)           1314
 5 Auburn               1271
 6 Ohio State 
(1)       1267
 7 UCLA                 1085
 8 Michigan State       1050
 9 South Carolina 
(1)   1009
10 Baylor                965 


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The coaches sports information directors have spoken:


Rk Team (1st)           Pts
 1 Florida State 
(56)   1543
 2 Alabama              1455
 3 Oklahoma 
(3)         1382
 4 Oregon 
(1)           1314
 5 Auburn               1271
 6 Ohio State 
(1)       1267
 7 UCLA                 1085
 8 Michigan State       1050
 9 South Carolina 
(1)   1009
10 Baylor                965 


Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 01, 2014 at 03:19 PM | 102 comment(s)
  Beats: college football, off-topic

 

 

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