Post by coachdubyah on Mar 20, 2020 16:03:11 GMT -6
Quarantine Boredom....I’m interested in reading about anything you have seen, done, or heard of in your career where you looked back and said “dang that was good and they almost got us/them”.
This doesn’t have to be pro or college(though if there’s a game on YouTube I’d like to see it). Can be HS as well.
I’ll give a few examples: 2018 Texas Tech vs TCU -Tech was down to a 3rd string Qb with no experience and against a good TCU D. They designed a lot of Qb runs with some designed throws (throw this or that reads). Tech won I think or at very least gave TCU all they wanted. I’m not done with the game yet but it has been fun to watch.
2015 Baylor vs UNC - Baylor had no QBs. Snapped it to 7 different players and rushed for 700. We all know that one.
2014 school I was at. We played a team with great athletes and a burner at Qb. Knew their coach wanted to throw it. We played Qtrs and a basic Cover 2 with 4 in the box most of the night. They got some big runs on us but they would not commit to run game to beat us. We stole a few possessions due to their stubbornness and won a game we had no business winning.
I also know of 2018 when Coach Hueys team won state and they did it with the Qb as the dude in the run game. Maybe he can chime in on that.
I’m sure there are others. So let’s hear them!!! What have you guys seen? Give me details! How did this make you change how you go about game planning when maybe you’re in a similar situation?
"It's good to know who hates you and it's good to be hated by the right people". Johnny Cash
Post by coachscdub on Mar 20, 2020 18:07:37 GMT -6
Pretty similar to your own example. I was coaching Freshman Defense, our HC went to go scout and film our upcoming opponent, he sends me a text that says "I'm concerned with their offense, I've never seen a freshman team throw the ball so much and so well" I turn on the film and they ended up beating that team 70-69 or something crazy like that and they threw the ball all over the place.
They had two huge WR's 6'2 and 6'3 and a good enough QB to get them the ball on a regular basis, they also had a stud RB but he was used mostly as a pass threat, even though he was a great runner.
HC tells me we're gonna run 2 Man out of our 3-4 defense, he said "I want you to dare them to run the ball" so that's what we did we played 5 in the box and 2 Man. Matched up our Lanky OLB with the 2nd Best WR and had our Best safety always go to the main studs side.
We ended up winning 14-6 or something like that. We shouldn't have won that game though if their HC had called more run plays it would've put us in a bind, but he only called three runs the entire game and they were all in the 1st quarter.
I ended up working with the guys who ran the defense on that team and they told me about the HC, really interesting approach to offense, one that id love to have learned but I've since moved away.
Post by bluedevil4 on Mar 20, 2020 18:48:36 GMT -6
Idk if this fits exactly what you're looking for, but for a few years, the school I last coached at shredded the best defense in the conference with a one-formation, three play if/then scheme. The opponent was a 4-4 stack defense that ran cover 0 and cover 3. Mostly double 2-techs with stacked ILB's. We ran from an 20 personnel offset-I set (twins one side, split to another).
Anytime they ran cover 0, where the FS lined up over the twin receiver, we ran FB trap.
Anytime they were in cover 3 and an OLB walked out to defender the twins or split-end on a quick pass, we ran wham/primitive version of duo.
Anytime they were in cover 3 and the OLB's were tight in the box, we just ran a 3-step slant or curl.
They had absolutely no answer to it. It was the most literal "go where they ain't" scheme I've ever personally been a part of.
"The quality of any man's life is directly proportional to his commitment to excellence."-Vince Lombardi
"We can't make a block and we can't make a tackle...otherwise we're in great shape."-John McKay
In 2005, my first year as a HC, we were racked with injuries. Went to the semis they year before, graduated 16, and were really thin with quality players. Started 2-0, got a bunch of players hurt- we were down to our 4th wing in a DW set and only had 3 LBers healthy in a 4-4 set. We went to a 5-3 Monster Cover 1 or 0 after going 0-3. We won 3 in a row to get to 5-3 and basically qualify for the playoffs.
Week 9 we played the #1 ranked team in the state. They were a really talented spread team who made you get people out of the box and then ran with the QB a lot in zone read. We took our best athlete DB and lined him up against their best WR. Then we identified the 2nd best and matched up our 2nd DB and so on down the line. We manned everything up pass wise and had our MLB and S spy the QB. Basically said we're going to make the RB beat us.
We were up 21-7 at half. They were losing their minds. I don't remember them trailing at any point that whole season. We were tied 28-28 with 80ish seconds left when they hit a Hail Mary on 4th and 15ish. They beat us 34-28. That game was probably the best single game plan I've ever come up with. It was incredibly out of character for us and incredibly random. We knew were more than likely going to lose, so we had nothing to fear by going all out weird. Had we played them straight up, we'd have lost by 30.
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