Old school

This isn’t quite balance talk, but it’s close enough.

Wait ’til he lets ‘Cocknation know SC is going back to traditional I-formation offense.  Cutting edge, for the win!



Filed under 'Cock Envy, Strategery And Mechanics

11 responses to “Old school

  1. argondawg

    It stresses the defense because they can’t substitute. I think his concern with the players he inherited is that if he goes fast that just means he burned 90 seconds off the clock before he has to punt and put the D back out there.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. MGW

    Well i’m sure you’d have your pick of the litter as far as quality FB’s out of high school at this point. So there’s that


  3. theotherdoug

    This is code for my players can’t execute.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. veryfinepeopleonboth Sides

    It has to be better than the hurry up and punt offense.

    Liked by 1 person

    • practicaldawg

      They are a ghost town at WR and just lost their best RB prospect. Not sure how the ball is going to move past the sticks.


  5. Austen Bannan

    Haha. This reminds of Bobo at SC another time no less. He chose to throw the ball with Mason at the goal line because perhaps feeding the ball to a red hot Gurley would have been “cheap yards.”


  6. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    The best NFL offense of 2016 and 2019 ran a lot of I-formation (Shanahan). One of the best college offenses in 2014 (Bobo’s) did as well.

    You know, 21 personnel, lining up in the I with a RB, FB, TE, and only 2 WRs allow you to do so many different things from that formation that lining up in 11 personnel (3 WR, no FB) does not.

    For all the running we did the last two years, a lot of it was not so great, especially last year, because we missed out on having a lead blocker.

    It’s not personnel, it’s what you do with them. You can put players into space running 21 personnel just as easy as you can put your players in a phone booth with 11 personnel, as Coley proved last year.

    Bobo is a gifted playcaller, much like Shanahan. His problem is he goes away from what’s working in that pursuit of “balance.” I think your criticism there is right on the money.


  7. Well, the Gamecocks are known for using older technology like…canons for example.

    Liked by 1 person