Read this New Age-y quote from Rich Rodriguez about the spread.
The spread is whatever a coach wants it to be.
“It’s a philosophy offense, meaning it is whatever your offensive philosophical views want it to be,” Rodriguez said. “And everyone who runs the spread is always looking to throw in a wrinkle here and there, so it’s also an ever-changing offense…”
Then read this from Chris Dufresne…
4. Which is the most intriguing team out there?
Georgia Tech. First-year coach Paul Johnson did something last year that first-year Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez failed to do: he took over a team, junked the scheme and won anyway.
Georgia Tech finished 9-4 operating Johnson’s unique triple-option offense. The Yellow Jackets flourished despite finishing 116th nationally in passing — you talk about old school. Johnson basically now has Navy, where he previously prevailed, only with more quality players. There’s no reason to think Georgia Tech can’t wreck the winnable Atlantic Coast Conference.
And ask yourself: is Rodriguez as smart as he thinks he is?