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    Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Anyone know? Just curious to see the circles our guys move with...

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    I don't know if McElwain and Nussmeier were at any of those clinics but their philosophy is based in that concept.

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Right, of course.

    The reason I'm curious is that there's a fair amount of overlap between the Elway/Erickson offense that we run and the Air-Raid offense that Sumlin/Holgo run, which is interesting considering how our fans view the latter.

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Especially this year when the lack of a viable threat at H-back, we've truly taken on the 3-WR one-back look as our go-to formation. Even the "2-TE" looks we used a lot in past season is a spread formation in a sense. The H in H-back means hybrid meaning that he can take on a lot of the roles of a tradition fullback while providing the greater downfield passing threat you find in a tight end. Most fullbacks aren't going to be a threat running a shallow cross or a deep post and corner. An H-back will, so it puts an additional constraint on the defense. I think we miss that element this year because any defense cheating their OLBs too far in risk getting a healthy dose of flat routes to the H-back like the 2012 BCSCG for example.

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    We miss Mr. Fowler.

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    I wish we would run out of the pistol formation more if we're determined to use the 1-Back philosophy..

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMan09 View Post
    I wish we would run out of the pistol formation more if we're determined to use the 1-Back philosophy..
    Me too..

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMan09 View Post
    I wish we would run out of the pistol formation more if we're determined to use the 1-Back philosophy..
    Heck, I wish we'd run MORE period...but I guess that's been said here over and over.

    I like the formation with 3 WR, 1 TE/HB, and a single RB. Just gotta run more - well, heck, there I go saying it again...ugh
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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    Especially this year when the lack of a viable threat at H-back, we've truly taken on the 3-WR one-back look as our go-to formation. Even the "2-TE" looks we used a lot in past season is a spread formation in a sense. The H in H-back means hybrid meaning that he can take on a lot of the roles of a tradition fullback while providing the greater downfield passing threat you find in a tight end. Most fullbacks aren't going to be a threat running a shallow cross or a deep post and corner. An H-back will, so it puts an additional constraint on the defense. I think we miss that element this year because any defense cheating their OLBs too far in risk getting a healthy dose of flat routes to the H-back like the 2012 BCSCG for example.
    And here's some symmetry for you -- one of the "visionaries" of the pro spread offense based around a Y/H look? Mike Price. He was one of the first to adopt it as a base package.
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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Quote Originally Posted by venegoni View Post
    We miss Mr. Fowler.
    Yes sir, I think you said it all.

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Florida Tom View Post
    Yes sir, I think you said it all.
    Yes bigest loss from an injury standpoint this season. As for H-Back. I think Barret Jones youngest brother will come in and fill that role nicely.

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Quote Originally Posted by JessN View Post
    And here's some symmetry for you -- one of the "visionaries" of the pro spread offense based around a Y/H look? Mike Price. He was one of the first to adopt it as a base package.
    I believe Mike Price started this one-back clinic. Part of me wonders how things would have been if Price wasn't a dirty old man spending university money inappropriately. Obviously, I wouldn't trade the two national titles for consistently decent teams since 2003. Though admittedly, Price has fallen off the cliff at UTEP after starting his tenure with a 16-8 record.

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    Re: Do our offensive coaches attend the 1-Back Clinic?

    Quote Originally Posted by venegoni View Post
    We miss Mr. Fowler.
    I think we all miss a TE like Smelley. Williams is good but doesn't seem to get the ball as much. I know Williams is probably a better blocker though.
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