(In the pros, leaving the starter in the game, even in blowouts, is the norm, but it’s to be expected when he's got performance clauses in his contract calling for bonuses for completions, yardage, touchdowns and what-not.) *********** Based on what they said and how they act, I’d have to say that Bama’s quarterbacks are exceptional young men, both of them reflecting the kind of quality upbringings that too few of today’s kids enjoy. *********** Alas, football season’s over, and now we find out what all those other channels are for.
Somehow, though, Bama had a kid - a true freshman at that - ready to step in and demonstrate a high level of preparation, in as pressure-packed a situation as you could find.
Granted, there are more ways these days , including extra coaches and VR aids, but it’s still not likely that Tua got near the practice reps that Jalen Hurts did.
In cover 2, if the corner’s not going to be covering that receiver man-for-man (in which case he REALLY blew it) he has to jam him and keep him from releasing clean. But the Georgia corner took a head fake and let the receiver sprint right past him, unimpeded - he didn’t even touch him.
Meanwhile, the QB did a great job of looking the opposite way, freezing the safety.
Part of the credit obviously has to go to the kid, who clearly has amazing mental toughness and inner calm.
To Saban’s credit, the kid did get some playing time during the regular season.
(5) THE RAM AND LION FORMATIONS - COMBINED WITH AN UNBALANCED LINE, THEY PRODUCE A REALLY NASTY WEDGE THAT'S BEEN A MAINSTAY OF MY OFFENSE SINCE THE MID-90'S. FOR THE FOOTBALL HISTORY BUFF, THERE ARE SOME CLIPS OF 1950'S PRINCETON TEAMS RUNNING THE WEDGE, AND OF WYOMING'S "SIDE SADDLE T", FROM 1954 EVERY PURCHASOR OF THE SET WILL BE ADDED TO THE OPEN WINGERS' MAILING LIST - AT INTERVALS, I WILL MAIL OUT SUGGESTIONS, IDEAS, COACHING TIPS AND IN-DEPTH EXPLANATIONS I’ve been selling my “EVOLUTION OF AN OFFENSE” DVD for .95 and it’s been a good enough seller - but not nearly enough Double Wing coaches have seen it, nor have they been to any of my clinics or camps - which means that in many cases they’re running a 20-year-old Double Wing.
Still plenty good, you understand - but not as good as it could be.
(EVEN IF YOU'RE ALREADY RUNNING THE DOUBLE WING, I BET THERE ARE SOME TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU RUN IT BETTER) (2) DETAILED VIDEO ON HOW I TEACH THE UNDER-CENTER SNAP - IF YOU'RE A SHOTGUN GUY, WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO BE ABLE TO SPIKE IT OR SNEAK IT?
(3) A SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE STACK-I PACKAGE - I'VE BEEN RUNNING THIS FOR 20 YEARS NOW AND I'VE NEVER PUT IT ON A VIDEO.
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