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What's the next evolution in college football offense/defense?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GratorGator, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Matherly87

    Matherly87 VIP Member

    Oct 3, 2016
    Ocala, FL
    On defense I'd start with 6 of these freaks
    and then add 5 of these freaks
    that should just about cover any offense you want to dream up.
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  2. SewaneeGator

    SewaneeGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Sewanee 1899:
    Overall record 12-0, but near midseason, they hopped a train and beat FIVE teams (Texas, Texas A&M, Tulane, LSU, and Ole Miss) in SIX days, not allowing a single point against them.
    And on the seventh day they rested.
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  3. nolancarey

    nolancarey GC Hall of Fame

    Aug 16, 2009
    And uninvited.
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  4. garettk

    garettk GC Hall of Fame

    Oct 3, 2008
    My uncle actually has a trophy/plaque that was awarded to team with that quote
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  5. LLCoolJ94

    LLCoolJ94 GC Hall of Fame

    Awww, it's so cute that you didn't know the RPO was invented in the 1940's.
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  6. thekentuckygator

    thekentuckygator GC Hall of Fame

    Oct 8, 2018
    Smaller more powerful built tailbacks and the H-back will come back in force.

    DTQB’s will all bit eliminate the standard pocket passer.

    Kickoffs will fade away.

    Smaller more comfortable, immersive stadiums.
  7. Gator715

    Gator715 GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 6, 2015
    I'm not picking on you because I'm definitely in the minority, here... but I just disagree that the casual fans just want high scoring games...

    Perhaps we're biased, but how many here think the Big 12 is the conference that is the most fun to watch? To me, I think the best conferences to watch are the Big 10 and the SEC, and they're still pro-defensive conferences, at least relatively speaking...

    I think what people want is a game that is focused on speed, spacing, making people miss, and explosive plays... not necessarily "offense." Some of that can come from returns, blocked kicks/punts, sacks, tackles for (big) loss, and turnovers.

    EDIT: People also want big hits/blocks, but we can't have too many of those, anymore... #nofunleague
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  8. CockyInSeattle

    CockyInSeattle GC Legend

    Aug 4, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Close to something Mike Bobo has hinted at for SC. Drop back QB Ryan Hilinski, and dual threat QB Dakereon Joyner on the field at the same time.
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  9. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"


    That sounds like something that Mullen could do much better.....

    Drop back Trask, and have your dual-threat QB Emory Jones in at the same time. :)
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  10. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Folks have mentioned the 3-1-7, I definitely think the next shift is in LBs, they will have to be smaller and faster to cover better and get to the QB faster on blitzes. Net effect is the same whatever you call it, more speed on defense.
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  11. UrbanGator

    UrbanGator GC Legend

    Apr 3, 2007
    Maitland, Florida
    I don’t disagree, mine was an over simplifications. But I do stand by the argument that the average fan would rather see a sloppily executed 35-31 score than a finely played 13-10 slugfest. I’m no it the average fan either, I like great defensive battles, if that ends up being a 6-3 game, I’m happy

  12. 3rdgengator

    3rdgengator Sophomore

    Dec 21, 2016
    The way Ginger Bammer (McElroy) talks, you'd think the RPO was just invented and that he is being paid to say "RPO" 300 times per broadcast.
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  13. Gatuar

    Gatuar GC Hall of Fame

    Oct 9, 2008
    Ponte Vedra Beach
    Agree...watch competitive 7-7 flag football and you’ll see some of that stuff leak into CFB