Splits and spreads

I don’t know how many of you caught this note in Chris Low’s blog about a successful adjustment Florida made on offense against LSU:

… The Florida offensive linemen also widened their splits by about two feet to try and spread out the LSU defense a little more Saturday night. Obviously, it worked and is something Meyer said the Gators would continue to toy with the rest of the season.

“Demps and Rainey are kind of small,” said Harvin, stating the obvious. “Linebackers sometimes can’t see them, and they come shooting out of there. If you give those guys any steps, it’s lights out.”

I bring this up now because Chris over at Smart Football has a post up that’s your basic introduction to offensive linemen splits.  As always, it’s worth your time to read.

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