Mark Richt’s Georgia Bulldogs Top Passing Concepts (Shallow, Stick, Sail/Flood) With All-22 Film

Very interesting clips showing Mark Richt’s Georgia Bulldogs’ top passing concepts, with all-22 game film; specifically his shallow cross series and the stick and sail/flood concepts.

Of course, Richt has previously done many clinics on his shallow cross series. It was probably the staple concept of the old fast break offenses he was a part of at Florida State. A clip of one of those is below.

  • Mr.Murder

    Near 3:42 the backfield motion out with safety tells him it is blitz, the shallow that side is a natural hot. Lot of things going on there, great stuff from the scheme. Crossing routes vs. man, curl flat vs. matchup or zone.

  • coachcort

    Where do you get all 22 college film?

  • IrishBarrister

    I think one of the great lessons I’ve learned from Chris is how ubiquitous the Shallow Cross series is at all levels of football.

    Mike Martz, Cam Cameron, and Norv Turner use in the Air Coryell. The Air Raid guys have had it in their playbooks since 1999, I believe, and have never looked back. The Erhardt-Perkins system, used by the Giants and Patriots, have the concept in their playbook as well, though in a less direct fashion (since they call the receivers routes from each side of the ball separately). Bill Walsh of course ran it and remains a staple of the NFL West Coast Offense. Then of course there was Petrino’s version of it. And while not a centerpiece of spread offenses, its rare to find one that doesn’t include this concept. Perhaps it isn’t the “best” pass play out there, but it certainly seems the most versatile (perhaps followed shortly by the All Curl).

    And given Georgia’s numbers last year, I really cannot criticize Richt’s devotion to the play. Outside of perhaps the South Carolina game, Georgia performed splendidly against SEC defenses week-in and week-out. I suppose I shall have to spend more time studying it.

  • Mr.Murder

    Late into it, a route that compliments oz/iz zone runs. Wide rushers on the ball, throw slant hot to their vacated space, back side. He throws at the blitz(college/hs) when pros throw opposite(rotations). Am in the process of trying to codify formations leverage to the point we throw concepts and runs automatically, huddle free, and sequence series calls. Walk it through, run it through, fly it through. Mostly developed the feel for that from the Jenkins R&S playbook on how they keyed under rotation to motion.

  • Joe

    Chris and others,

    Any thoughts about his comment “Outside blitz, throw outside. Middle blitz, throw middle?” I know this was the conventional wisdom for a long time, but I’ve gotten the impression the ubiquity of the zone blitz over the past 5-10 years has made teaching that a recipe for throwing interceptions (I’m not sure how old the video is). Thoughts?

  • Uncle Rico.

    Painful memories of the Jerrod Bush INT in SB XLV GBvPit. Still
    maintain coverage was blown, and Bush happened to be in the wrong place
    at the right time.