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    A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Admittedly I know nothing about football. However, maybe Iowa State should give this the try. The team using it did it to level the playing field against bigger schools. I think it would be fun to watch. Maybe college rules are different.

    Rivals High - A-11 offense could be the future of football



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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    This could be a good system since we have 2 great QBs.



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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Based on interviews I've heard from Coach Chizik, both during Big XII Media Days and other, I don't think we'll be seeing too much "gimmicky crap" (his words) while he is the head man at ISU.


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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    It's hard to say if it could really be the future of the game before other teams have tried somewhat similar approaches before, although not entirely the same thing. I would say it's probably a high-risk offense in the fact that you are prone to a lot of interceptions from the quick nature of the passing and lesser dependence on only quality receivers.

    It really reminds me of something you'd see in Arena ball.


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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by MookInLincoln View Post
    Based on interviews I've heard from Coach Chizik, both during Big XII Media Days and other, I don't think we'll be seeing too much "gimmicky crap" (his words) while he is the head man at ISU.
    Right.

    I'm sure when the shotgun, run-and-shoot, etc first came about - many felt they were gimmics.

    However, I don't see the A-11 lasting or breaking into a higher level. I think one of the reasons it worked is no one had seen it. Once teams can take some time to break it down, I think the A-11 would be something defenses would do just fine against.

    Unless you've got a ridiculous amount of athletes on the offensive side with crazy speed.



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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by MookInLincoln View Post
    I don't think we'll be seeing too much "gimmicky crap" (his words) while he is the head man at ISU.
    Not even the fumble-rooskie? Unless I'm losing my mind, I recall Walden using it once or twice during my time at ISU.



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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Not even the fumble-rooskie? Unless I'm losing my mind, I recall Walden using it once or twice during my time at ISU.
    Was made illegal in the mid-90s.



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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    that team in the video is the best team with the worst offensive line i have ever seen.



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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Was made illegal in the mid-90s.
    I think Jim Thompson might have been the last player to run it during a 47-50 loss to Kansas (who finished 8-4) in 1992. We had a huge lead in that game and blew it. I think that might have been the day that the Walden era was officially over. Either that or the week before when we lost to UNI.


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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Not even the fumble-rooskie? Unless I'm losing my mind, I recall Walden using it once or twice during my time at ISU.
    Maybe once or twice.

    The rest of the playbook was as follows:

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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    the main reason that that offense would never work is we would have to recruit a whole bunch of wr/ath that could block. who do we have now besides marquis hamilton?



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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    didn't Mizzou try putting both tackles on one side of the line during their bowl game against Arkansas? It seemed to work, mostly b/c no one had seen that formation before.



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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    didn't Mizzou try putting both tackles on one side of the line during their bowl game against Arkansas? It seemed to work, mostly b/c no one had seen that formation before.
    Pretty sure people have seen it, it is called an unbalanced line and we even did it in high school.



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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    didn't Mizzou try putting both tackles on one side of the line during their bowl game against Arkansas? It seemed to work, mostly b/c no one had seen that formation before.
    An unbalanced line is not exactly a new concept


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    Re: A-11 Offense for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Maybe once or twice.

    The rest of the playbook was as follows:

    Triple Option Left
    Triple Option Right
    Up the middle
    Punt
    Although sometimes I think it went:

    Up the middle, up the middle, up the middle, punt.



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