Smart Notes – run and shoot, film study, best and worst, oversigning – 5/16/2011

Film study, courtesy of Brophy. Auburn’s offense versus Oregon’s defense:

Check it all out, including TCU versus Wisconsin, here.

Shoot it. Al Black tape on installing the run and shoot, specifically the “choice” and “go” packages.

I appreciate your (in)consistency. Good stuff from Football Study Hall:

Biggest Difference Between Best and Worst Single-Season Performance, 1986-2010
1. Boise State (0.973 difference — 1.000 max, 0.027 min)
2. Kansas State (0.972 — 0.991 max, 0.019 min)
3. Louisville (0.946 — 0.975 max, 0.029 min)
4. Washington State (0.936 — 0.944 max, 0.008 min)
5. Houston (0.925 — 0.943 max, 0.019 min)
6. TCU (0.921 — 0.983 max, 0.063 min)
7. Washington (0.907 — 0.991 max, 0.083 min)
8. Rutgers (0.907 — 0.924 max, 0.017 min)
9. North Carolina (0.888 — 0.964 max, 0.075 min)
10. Miami-Ohio (0.869 — 0.897 max, 0.028 min)
. . .

And while we’re at it … here’s a much more entertaining list…

Smallest Difference Between Best and Worst Single-Season Performances, 1986-2010*
1. UL-Monroe (0.241 — 0.250 max, 0.009 min)
2. Florida (0.311 — 1.000 max, 0.689 min)
3. Buffalo (0.317 — 0.328 max, 0.008 min)
4. Kent State (0.348 — 0.357 max, 0.009 min)
5. New Mexico State (0.367 — 0.375 max, 0.008 min)
6. Penn State (0.395 — 0.981 max, 0.586 min)
7. Florida State (0.400 — 1.000 max, 0.600 min)
8. Tennessee (0.407 — 0.982 max, 0.575 min)
9. UL-Lafayette (0.425 — 0.434 max, 0.009 min)
10. Akron (0.425 — 0.453 max, 0.028 min)

So … I guess this means UL-Monroe is the Florida of losing? Or is Florida the UL-Monroe of winning?

– What does Mark Richt know about oversigning that we don’t? From GTP:

He seems to think rules changes are imminent.

“Almost every year there have been guys in our class in that gray shirt situation. Normally, we say you don’t have to tell anybody, just sign on Signing Day and the chances of you coming in with your class, no one’s going to know the difference, which I don’t think is dishonest with the way things are,” Richt said. “So we’ve signed guys knowing that the class is full and asked if they could come in January, but every time we’ve done that, there’s been a space and they came in with their class.”

But those rules might be about to change.

According to Richt, the SEC and the NCAA is changing the rules “just as rapidly as they can to keep it from happening in the future.”

It’s a little unclear whether he’s referring to oversigning or greyshirting there, but he sure sounds like a man who’s heard something is about to happen. It’ll be interesting to see if he’s right; we’ll get some indication of that from the SEC meetings later this month.

Pretty good ratio. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The past 21 years, only two high schools in the country have produced four first-round NFL draft picks. One of the schools is Aliquippa. Pitt receiver Jon Baldwin , a 2008 Aliquippa graduate, was a first-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in last week’s NFL draft. Baldwin is the fourth former Aliquippa player taken in the first round since 1990. The others were Darrelle Revis (2007), Ty Law (1995) and Sean Gilbert (’92).

According to a study by, the only other school in the country to have four first-round picks since 1990 is Long Beach Poly, a perennial power in California. . . .

As if producing four first-round picks isn’t impressive enough, consider this: Aliquippa’s high school enrollment is about 270 (grades 9-12). Long Beach Poly with an enrollment of 4,650 is 17 times bigger than Aliquippa.

It’s the offseason; it’s actual football. One of those clash-of-styles matchups from the Virginia high schoolers; team in purple is a run and shoot, zone read team while the team in red is run-first (some kind of wing offense, not totally sure). They combined for 112 points:

  • Guest

     The offense in the last video is what I would term a power wing, a lot of Mckay/Markam principles, tight splits and pulling gyards 

  • guest

    I agree with the previous poster.

  • Aaron B.

    Something interesting about the team in red in the last video: the quarterback often becomes a lead blocker after pitching/tossing the ball to a running back.

  • Shack

    Team in purple looks to be a spread team… not a run n shoot team… 

  • Mr.Murder

    The crease read for all go should change from front to back depending on whether it is two or one high at safety? Seems like teams with a safety up front will rotate more to the front side of where the back releases, especially robber coverage, at lower levels.