I mentioned in the week leading up to the Tech game that this was the play that scared the crap out of me:
That counter was something Paul Johnson added to his playcalling arsenal this season with devastating effect: against Kansas, the Jackets averaged over twelve yards per rushing attempt. I know that Kansas’ defense blew chunks this season, but that’s still an astonishing number.
Georgia for the most part did a decent job defending that, but that’s not what this post is about. I invite you to take a look at Chris Brown’s exhaustive take on the rocket series. It’s a great breakdown and he makes a compelling argument that teams running pro-style offenses ought to make use of it, too. (Try imagining Branden Smith in the role of Orwin Smith on that 95-yard TD run.) Good stuff and certainly food for thought.