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    Question on TCU offense

    Can you start running the option as the qb before the ball is snapped? Shouldn't it be a false start / illegal motion? Their QB was guilty of this several times, but unsure of the ruling here.



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    Re: Question on TCU offense

    Because the refs weren't very good. That's why. They got better in the second half, but still not very good.



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    Re: Question on TCU offense

    He can be moving laterally, as long as he's the only one moving (just like a motion man). But if he's moving forward, it's not legal...probably not called much though. A lot of it is a QB will know the count, so he'll start his footwork before he even receives the shotgun snap, perhaps giving the illusion that he's moving "before the snap?"



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    Re: Question on TCU offense

    Yeah, I'm unsure of what that was. It worked nicely whatever it was, and it happened every time they ran the option. I think it almost has to be legal with as many times as they ran it.



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    Re: Question on TCU offense

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfan2679 View Post
    He can be moving laterally, as long as he's the only one moving (just like a motion man). But if he's moving forward, it's not legal...probably not called much though. A lot of it is a QB will know the count, so he'll start his footwork before he even receives the shotgun snap, perhaps giving the illusion that he's moving "before the snap?"
    I agree with this. He really doesn't move until the ball is snapped, he's just moving before the ball gets to him, which does look weird.



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