Penn State’s Zone Option

Penn State’s Zone Option Penn State has really turned the corner offensively with the addition of their new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. One play that he has incorporated that has worked really well this year is the zone option. The unique aspect of his zone option game is the pitch man can come from all…

North Dakota State’s Jet Power Read

North Dakota State’s Jet Power Read One of the trendiest plays in college football is the power read play. What’s great about this play is it is still the traditional power blocking upfront that is physical and has great blocking angles but the power read allows you to run the power play from shotgun. The…

The Zone Bluff Option

The Zone Option Run Game When you think of the triple option, you immediately think of Navy, Army, Air Force, and Georgia Tech. But there is a new type of triple option offense that is gaining momentum in the football world. This option revolves more around the zone blocking scheme than the traditional veer style…

Clemson’s Empty Attack

Clemson’s Empty Attack One thing that takes Clemson’s offense to an elite level is their clever use of formations especially empty formations.  With the threat of Watson running in the empty set, the defense really has to decide if they are going to attempt to load the box against empty formations and leave themselves vulnerable…

Players, Formations, Plays: A Look at Lane Kiffin’s Play-Calling

Players, Formations, Plays: A Look at How Alabama Targeted Amare Cooper vs Ohio State in 2015 Semifinals Many of the best play callers use the philosophy, “Players, Formations, Plays”. The whole idea about this philosophy is play-calling should be designed in regards to getting your best player touches because ultimately that’s what is going to…

Ohio State’s Y Cross Play

Ohio State’s Y Cross Play The Y Cross has been a staple of the air raid offense developed by Hal Mumme and Mike Leach. Today, many spread teams have used this concept as a staple of their offense. The great thing about this play is it has options for every possible defense and can be…

Auburn Run Game Part 2: Incorporating the Jet Sweep

Auburn’s Jet Sweep My last post about Auburn focused on their buck sweep play and I discussed how it complimented their power and counter run game. This post is going to focus on their jet sweep play. The great thing about their Jet Sweep play is that not only does it compliment all of their…

Auburn’s Buck Sweep

AUBURN’S BUCK SWEEP: A Great Compliment to the Power Play One of my favorite teams to study is Auburn and Gus Malzahn’s schemes. Even though many people describe them as a spread team, they are definitely a run first zone, power, counter, and buck sweep team. Their run game mirrors a lot of the wing-t…