How might Scot Loeffler use his tight end depth to create matchup problems in the passing game.
What adjustments did Michigan State make to slow down Ohio State's offense in the Big Ten Championship Game last year?
The inside zone read is a simple run play that the Buckeyes use to hammer the ball between the tackles, and to both stress a defense horizontally with the threat of Braxton Miller running, and vertically with a play-action pass.
Good chefs know how to use their ingredients on hand to make a delicious meal. See what Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler might be cooking up this fall.
Breakdown and analysis of the Buckeye's Power Play against a 4-3 Over look.
Adonis Alexander is an intimidating physical presence in the secondary, but will need to continue to improve on his mobility and coverage.
Tech's newest 2015 verbal commitment uses technique, leverage, separation, and "bend" to play through blockers and make tackles.
Kyle Fuller being selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the NFL Draft helped Virginia Tech build upon its reputation as DBU. The Hokies return two sophomore cornerbacks with elite potential in Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson, while highly recruited safety prospects Holland Fisher and C.J. Reavis join the program this fall. With this strong foundation in place, Coach Torrian Gray has been hot on the recruiting trail looking for the next generation of terrific Hokie defensive backs.
This is a first in a series of film breakdowns of Ohio State's core offensive plays leading into the Hokies' matchup with the Buckeyes on September 6th.
Much has been made over the last decade about how Urban Meyer's offense has elevated football programs at Utah, Florida, and now Ohio State. Meyer uses elements of a variety of classic offenses in a hybrid spread system that forces defenses to account for multiple options in space on every snap. However, any good offensive system is built upon classic principles that have a solid history of success. In Meyer's system, the quarterback position harkens back to the era of the single wing "tailback." In the old single wing, the tailback received the direct snap much like a quarterback receives the snap in the shotgun today. From the alignment, the tailback was required to be a triple threat; run inside with power, outside with speed, or throw downfield.
Before the start of spring practice, my primary positions of worry for the defense were tackle and linebacker. As I had an opportunity to read accounts of the defensive productivity, watch the final scrimmage, and the spring game, a new concern emerged: defensive end. Dadi Nicolas is the only proven commodity at end (assuming, based on his outstanding spring at nose tackle, Corey Marshall stays inside). Ken Ekanem is a very talented player who had an outstanding spring, but has next to no game experience. Both should be productive players, but in Bud Foster's system there's a critical need for solid depth along the defensive line.