As with many of these snapshot plays, I’m limited with my time – and these take a while – so I apologize for not going into more depth. To discuss this post, head on over to touchthebanner.blogspot.com.
In the second quarter with the Wolverines down 7-0 to Rutgers, Michigan had a 2nd-and-1 play with Blake Corum in the backfield in 11 personnel (1 running back, 1 tight end).
Pre-snap, the setup looks like this:
That’s Corum to the right of the QB, and it sets up perfectly (at least in my mind) for power read. One unblocked playside defender is the field safety at 10 yards, and if the receivers block, Corum has to make a guy miss in the open field. The other unblocked playside defender is the end, because the call would put him in conflict, forcing him to either chase Corum or keep an eye on the 6’5″, 243 lb. QB with the 4.62 forty.
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