Monthly Archives: July 2012

Option Football History: Line Splits in the Split-T

Option Football History: Line Splits in the Split-T

In the last post we looked at reasons to run the Split-T. If we take a close look at these reasons we see they are really just the results of the offense. If the Split-T was only successful with great players, or wasn’t successful at all, there would be no inherent reason to stay with the system.

So the pertinent question is why?

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Option Football History: 4 Reasons Don Faurot Believed in the Split-T

Option Football History: 4 Reasons Don Faurot Believed in the Split-T

In 1941 Don Faurot, football coach at Missouri, sat in a gymnasium watching a basketball game. As he watched he became enamored with the fast break and an idea began to form in his mind. When he emerged from the gymnasium a vision had rooted itself deeply in his mind. A vision so bold and effective… Continue Reading

Split-T series coming Soon!

Split-T series coming Soon!

Over the course of the next few days I will be doing a series on Don Faurot’s Split-T. If you didn’t know, Don Faurot developed the option concept and is the reason we have option football today. I will cover the basics of the formation (alignment, splits, etc), the plays Faurot ran out of it, and a… Continue Reading

The Great Intelligence Hoax

The Great Intelligence Hoax

The article I talked about yesterday ended with some comments by UNC professor Jay Smith on “holding players to high academic standard” and “focus[ing] on the things that are supposed to matter to a university.” I cringe when I hear comments like this and don’t believe it is helpful for either side of the debate to… Continue Reading

What the Penn State scandal can teach us about capitalism

What the Penn State scandal can teach us about capitalism

  I read an article by Pat Forde after reading a post by a user on the Huey Football Forums. Thought provoking stuff. First of all, the situation at Penn State is a travesty. I hope the victims and their families are able to find some closure and move on with their lives. No one should… Continue Reading

Georgia Tech Will Be Better in 2012

Georgia Tech Will Be Better in 2012

While casual football fans clamor over a quarterback who can throw a football 80 yards, or a speedy running back that can run a 4.4 second 40 yard-dash, coaches and analytical fans understand football is a game played on the line of scrimmage. It is the 18 inches of space in the trenches that ultimately decide how… Continue Reading