Friday, October 7, 2011

The Y Shallow Cross

The Y-Shallow Cross is another pass play that is a staple in the Air Raid offense. From the Diagram you can see that they Y runs a shallow cross at the heels of the defensive linemen. The H runs a Dig route from the other side of the field. Which makes the safety choose between him and the post route of the X receiver. The Z runs a fade with an outside release, however in the video below you can see that he options to a comeback.

You can see in the diagram the the QB has a triangle between his first, second and third options while he can still peek at the deep post. In the video below you can see BYU successfully run the Y-Shallow Cross against TCU hitting the deep post for a large gain.

The Y-Stick Concept

As you can see from the diagram the Y-Stick is run to the side of the field with three receivers. The outside receiver or Z has a fade route, the second receiver or Y has a 5 yard stick route and the third inside receiver or running back runs a shoot route to the flat. On the backside the outside receiver runs a pigtail and the inside receiver runs a slant from the slot position or in this case the running back runs an angle route.

In the video below you can see some clips of the Y-Stick concept run by The University of Houston from a slightly different formation, but the routes are essentially the same. The Y-Stick concept is a staple in the Air Raid offense made popular by Mike Leach and Hal Mumme.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Smash Concept

In the smash concept the first outside receiver runs a hitch and the second receiver runs a corner route. An example from the pro set can be seen in the diagram to the right.

The video below is an example of the smash package run by the Auburn Tigers to beat Florida in the final seconds of the game in 1994. Florida looks like they are playing cover 2.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

UIL Weekly Updates

NCAA Reprimends Eight Miami Players

From the NCAA's official release:

Olivier Vernon, who received more than $1,200 in benefits primarily from Shapiro, must miss six games and make repayment of the value of the benefits. These recruitment benefits included meals, transportation, access to Shapiro's game suite, drinks, as well as cover charges at two different nightclubs, among others.
Two other student-athletes, Aravious Armstrong and Dyron Dye, will miss four games and must make repayment. Armstrong received approximately $788 in extra benefits from Shapiro and athletics personnel during his recruitment. Dye received approximately $738. These student-athletes' benefits included five nights of impermissible lodging from institutional staff during their unofficial visits, transportation, multiple meals, and entertainment at a gentleman's club.

Texas A&M Officially Notifies The Big 12

Today Texas A&M has officially notified The Big 12 that they intend to leave the conference.

"After much thought and consideration, and pursuant to the action of the (Texas A&M University System) Board of Regents authorizing me to take action related to Texas A&M University's athletic conference alignment, I have determined it is in the best interest of Texas A&M to make application to join another athletic conference," President R. Bowen Loftin wrote to Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe in the letter dated August 31, 2011.
"We appreciate the Big 12's willingness to engage in a dialogue to end our relationship through a mutually agreeable settlement," Loftin added. "We, too, desire that this process be as amicable and prompt as possible and result in a resolution of all outstanding issues, including mutual waivers by Texas A&M and the conference on behalf of all the remaining members."