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.


  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.


    • Gaskilldawg

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


      • 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!


  3. Ken Dorfman

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