That’s Uncle Ron, speaking of the formation Georgia lines up in around the 1:38 mark on this clip (via Patrick Garbin):
Check that proto-spread formation out. Then watch what Georgia runs out of that set. (The next play on that clip is a beaut as well.) Then compare that with something HeismanPundit wrote in a comment at Elkon’s blog.
… I grant you that Spurrier did introduce the forward pass to the SEC. But those offenses that started passing were nowhere near as innovative as Spurrier’s and they did not keep up with some of the other leagues…
Yeah, right. There was also some coach named Hal Mumme in the league about that time, if I recall. Bottom line was that the SEC had moved past the “three yards and a cloud of dust” offensive philosophy of the ’80s by then. And that’s because of what Spurrier wrought.