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    Diamond = T?

    I've read a little about the Diamond line up with three running backs. I saw it on Saturday,but, couldn't judge how often. How does this differ from the old T formation? It gives a lot of running and blocking options, but, limits the passing unless running back slips out of the backfield. Does the Diamond necessarily put the QB into a "pistol" position where the QB is not under center, but, not as deep as a shotgun? Thoughts?


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    Re: Diamond = T?

    I liked it. It worked pretty good in the 2nd quarter and I think it is what jump started our running attack on Iowa.



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    Re: Diamond = T?

    A defense would certainly want to line up differently with different personnel facing the Diamond rather than a spread. With a hurry up or no huddle offense, perhaps we gain a little advantage.


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    Re: Diamond = T?

    There is no strong side to the formation which throughs the defense off. It is an inverted wishbone from the shotgun.


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    Re: Diamond = T?

    tactically it is verysimilar to the T or full house formation, but gives the additional option of passing like pistol or shotgun formations


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    Re: Diamond = T?

    I watched Okie State run it on Thursday night and thought: "I wish we had the personnel -- stable of running backs -- to run that." Lo and behold...


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    Re: Diamond = T?

    Oklahoma ran it last year a ton I know and they were extremely successful with it. As with any new formation that seems to work it has caught on a little more with teams this year and I'm sure we'll continue to see it at ISU until defenses start to adjust to it.



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    Re: Diamond = T?

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I watched Okie State run it on Thursday night and thought: "I wish we had the personnel -- stable of running backs -- to run that." Lo and behold...
    OU and others ran it last year too. I'm pretty sure it's more of a pistol distance than shotgun.

    It's even in the NCAA 2012 video game this year.


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    Re: Diamond = T?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    OU and others ran it last year too. I'm pretty sure it's more of a pistol distance than shotgun.

    It's even in the NCAA 2012 video game this year.
    Is it in OU's playbook on 2012?

    I thought it looked pretty outside-the-box for the offense we were used to running, nice to see the expanded playbook already showing up!



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    Re: Diamond = T?

    OU was the first team that I saw run that last season.



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    Re: Diamond = T?

    My impression is that it was pretty successful when we deployed it.


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    Re: Diamond = T?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    OU and others ran it last year too. I'm pretty sure it's more of a pistol distance than shotgun.

    It's even in the NCAA 2012 video game this year.
    I don't know about that, Jantz looked pretty far back from center.


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    Re: Diamond = T?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    I don't know about that, Jantz looked pretty far back from center.
    It looked like a pistol to me when Okie State was running it but it was hard to tell about ISU when sitting in the end zone.


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    Re: Diamond = T?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    I don't know about that, Jantz looked pretty far back from center.
    Maybe we should call it 'the rifle'?



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    Re: Diamond = T?

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Maybe we should call it 'the rifle'?
    This is the only pic (from the gallery) that I could find of this formation. Someone with better eyes than me should see how many yards back Jantz is.

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