Notre Dame, joining the RPO revolution

Looks like Smart and Tucker are going to have their work cut out for them when Georgia travels to South Bend next season.

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6 responses to “Notre Dame, joining the RPO revolution

  1. I’m sue the refs in South Bend will have the ineligible man downfield figured out by then.

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  2. Gaskilldawg

    Everything old is new again. When I was a kid Johnny Vaught’s Mississippi teams ran a quarterback roll-out with a run/pass option. Archie Manning was great at it.

    The folks my age remember the first ABC national television broadcast of a college football game. It was Ole Miss versus Alabama in 1969. Manning was incredible, amassing a then unheard of total of 540 yards total offense.

    UGA ran that RPO in 1968 with Mike Cavan, too. I suspect it went out of favor after the wishbone/Veer tsunami hit college football.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      My reference was supposed to be the 1969 game was the first PRIMETIME national television broadcast.

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      • Macallanlover

        This version of the RPO is just a little different than what Archie Who ran that day. He was just doing an impersonation of Tarkington had run earlier than 1969. Man, was life simpler then!

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  3. Ken Dorfman

    irrelevant. ND doesn’t have the athletes Memphis does….

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