Hope floats at fullback.

One more quote from Richt about the Figgins move:

… Another thing it does is it allows us to hide some of our intentions as far as how we line up in any given personnel group. Bruce has taken to it well, and I think it is going to expand his playing time.

G-Day was a pretty vanilla experience for stategery, but I saw a little of what Richt refers to there, including one play where Figgins emerged from the backfield with the right side of the defense cleaned out entirely and nobody within ten yards of him (Murray went left on the play and completed a pass to Orson Charles).

Me, I’m thinking wheel route.  Coach, do unto others as others have done unto you.


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14 responses to “Hope floats at fullback.

  1. JaxDawg

    There isn’t a LB in the league that can block Figgins effectively.


  2. Wonderful-Ohio-on-the-Gulf Dog

    Give Figgins the ball and let him run it once in a while.

    The archetype NFL “big back” Larry Csonka played 50 pounds lighter than big Bruce. Mixing in a few running plays will make him a better blocker too.


  3. Scott

    “emerged from the backfield”

    Did he get a ticket? Is he suspended?

    Will he have to miss 3 practices?……..Oh wait, that’s Boise State.


    • Nathan

      +1. Awesome.
      I hope those missed practices hurt them on defense. I don’t think it’ll hurt Kellen Moore too much, but at this point, I’ll take any help I can get.


  4. crap sandwich

    Should be fun to watch.


  5. Comin' Down The Track

    Seriously, I am so fired up about this move that I’m about to poop in my pants. I cannot wait to see the look on the first linebacker’s face that he dials up.


  6. Irishdawg

    I don’t remember much about Richt’s FSU offenses other than that they scored 50+ a game and ran crazy trick. Did he routinely use innovative offensive formations with a TE and H-backs?


    • Normaltown Mike

      He used the FB more than the TE at Flaw State.

      When he came to Georgia it was the glut of talent at TE from Donnan that led him to use it more often.


  7. Don’t forget, John Jenkins lined up a time or two in the backfield at Mississippi Gulf Coast as well. Lord have mercy, talk about a jumbo package (ahem) for short yardage or goal line situations…


    • AthensHomerDawg

      Nicknamed “The Refrigerator” for his gargantuan, square-like frame, Perry was 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m) and weighed 382 lb (173.3 kg) at his peak weight. ….I see where your going with that.


      • Wonderful-Ohio-on-the-Gulf Dog

        Georgia’s Guy McIntyre lined up in the backfield for the 49ers a time or two in his NFL career.


  8. BobbyPeru

    Evabody knooows Richt don’t go for it on short yardage.