If you’re looking for a summary of Boise State’s spring game, there’s a good one at OBNUG.
Don’t you just hate when this happens?
… The Broncos don’t typically show much in the way of new strategies and formations at their scrimmages, but they did have some interesting wrinkles in tonight’s game. Most we’ve seen before, but it’s good to know they’re still part of the gameplan. Here are the strategies I noticed:
- The pistol formation.
- The 3-3-5 defense with Shea McClellin as a stand-up linebacker next to Tyrone Crawford. When McClellin blitzed, that made for a DE-DE-DT-DT alignment up front, which would be an interesting twist.
- Hurry-up offense.
- Blitzing nickelbacks. The Bronco defense blitzed a lot tonight, and I’d say that at least half the time the blitz came from the nickel.
- Read option. The backup quarterbacks ran this fairly often.
- Traditional option. Again, these plays were reserved for Southwick and Hedrick.
- Billy Winn at defensive end. This may have just been Winn goofing around, but he was a terror at DE.
- “Tackle Over” formation. In other words, three offensive lineman on one side of the center, one lineman on the other side.
- 1-5-5 defense. The Broncos had one defensive lineman in a three-point stance and the rest of the front six/seven buzzing around the line of scrimmage.
I was thinking much the same thing as I watched Carlton Thomas bounce off two of his interior linemen last Saturday.