Snapshots: Inside Zone RPO

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18Jul 2018
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Snapshots: Inside Zone RPO

 

I have a wee bit of time and an inkling to do an X’s and O’s post, which I rarely find the time to do. So let’s enjoy it while we can.

The hot thing in college football the past few years has been the RPO (a.k.a. Run-Pass Option), a different take on the old double or triple options that have been run for years. RPOs aren’t new to football, but they did disappear from the mainstream for a little while, and the new-ish emphasis on passing the ball has opened things up for offenses. The RPO discussion really ramped up during the Philadelphia Eagles’ run to the Super Bowl championship in the 2017-2018 season, because the Eagles run a fair number of them.

Hit the jump for more on Shea Patterson and RPOs.

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22Mar 2018
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Five Things to Watch During Spring Practice

Going into the beginning of spring practice, there are lots of questions about the 2018 team. Some are obvious. Some, maybe not so much. Here are the top five things I’ll be looking for throughout the spring.

1. What will the offense look like?
Michigan’s offense was, to be kind, largely ineffective in 2017. Offensive line coach and run game coordinator Tim Drevno was nudged out the door, and he was replaced by a combination of former Ohio State/Minnesota offensive line coach Ed Warinner and former Florida head coach/Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain. Furthermore, offensive tackle/tight ends coach Greg Frey left for Florida State and was replaced by Central Michigan’s Sherrone Moore. Moore won’t change the look of the offense. Warinner might switch things up a little bit, depending on what types of bodies he wants on the offensive line. McElwain is the key here. He’s not known as an innovator, but will Michigan be in shotgun? Pistol? Will the use of the fullback be dialed back a bit? Will he pack it in with multiple tight end sets, or will he spread it out more?

Hit the jump for four more questions about the spring.

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12Dec 2017
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2018 Recruiting Update: December 12, 2017

Mission Viejo (CA) Mission Viejo OT Jarrett Patterson (image via Orange County Register)

COMMITMENT

Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announced his intention to transfer to Michigan (LINK).

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2018

Zephyrhills (FL) Wesley Chapel cornerback Isaiah Bolden decommitted from Oregon. He will probably be following Willie Taggart to Florida State.

Colony (CA) Colony tight end Michael Ezeike decommitted from Oregon. He’s a 4-star, the #13 tight end, and #251 overall. It’s unclear if Michigan will pursue him, as they have two tight end commits already and are pursuing Georgia’s Tommy Tremble. Ezeike is a wide receiver/tight end hybrid type of player.

Yoakum (TX) Yoakum wide receiver Joshua Moore decommitted from Nebraska. He’s a 4-star, the #17 wide receiver, and #85 overall. Michigan was never really involved prior to his commitment, and I doubt they will become a factor now.

Hit the jump for the rest of the update.

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