One think I noticed watching the LSU-Mississippi State replay is that Dan Mullen has incorporated certain elements of Big 12 offense — Mike Leach’s wide splits on the offensive line and Art Briles’ extreme receiver spreads — into what he’s doing now. Take a look at this clip of the first play of the game.
It’s very well executed, but notice that MSU has numbers at the point of attack and a lot of space immediately past the line of scrimmage. The formation, plus the running threat of Fitzgerald, makes this a likelihood from the snap. It sort of reminds me of what Paul Johnson’s after with the triple option.
Did I mention it was well executed? The left side of Mississippi State’s line has been pretty kick ass all season long.
I said it the other day, but if Georgia’s defense doesn’t stay fundamentally sound, they’ll be eaten alive by this kind of stuff.