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    Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    I like the formation, the use of A Rob, and I think we'll see the formation again tomorrow (and a lot more next season). And I think we'll pick up some nice yardage. udos to those who suggested it earlier in the season, not so much to those who said McFarland was "too conservative" to use it.

    However, I think we really need a better name for it. One is far too Arkansas-centric, the other, though out of the Miami Dolphins ...*shudder* well, we just can't use it. We really need our own name, a mark uniquely our own identity.

    So I started thinking. And there's only one name that we can use. Whatever the coaches call it, it's just a natural. The PA guy can even take off on it when we have a big gainer, yeah, the song is straight out of the Seventies. But still, how about Iowa State's...
    WildCyde?
    The WildCyde Formation.
    C'mon. Take a walk on it.



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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    why do you keep wanting to 'can' phrazes? Big Ham, etc?

    -keep



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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    we need to not become too predictable out of it if we continue



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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    Is it just me or does anyone else think this "Wildcat, etc" formation is more conservative than anything? I mean, as soon as you lineup the defense knows whats coming...



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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    why do you keep wanting to 'can' phrazes? Big Ham, etc?

    -keep
    Big Ham is SO fetch!



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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    I agree about needing to spice up the play calling when we line up in that formation. When we line up with A-Rob in the shotgun, everyone and their brothers know that it is just a direct snap to him for a run straight ahead, or near the tackles. Stack the box and contain the ends and it's good for a negative loss to 3 yard gain at most.



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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    why do you keep wanting to 'can' phrazes? Big Ham, etc?

    -keep
    Big Ham certainly wasn't mine. That's from team reports, his actual nickname.

    As for a name for a formation...I'd like to see a little buzz and recognition about this team.

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Is it just me or does anyone else think this "Wildcat, etc" formation is more conservative than anything? I mean, as soon as you lineup the defense knows whats coming...
    Predictable, perhaps, but how well are defenses adjusting to it?



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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    it worked for D mcfad because he would option or toss it every once in awhile, same story in Miami



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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    It worked for my 3/4 grade flag football team....why not the cyclones?


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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    if they did it I would line up LJ or darks as the primary back both of them can throw well being old high school QB's. The wildcat formation or what ever you wnat to call it is just an updated version of the old single wing offense it was used by teams that didn't have a reliable QB to throw.


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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Is it just me or does anyone else think this "Wildcat, etc" formation is more conservative than anything? I mean, as soon as you lineup the defense knows whats coming...

    I agree. It works in High School and below. I think it only really works in the NFL and college the first time a team does it. Once it's on film, it's done.


    I don't drink the Kool-Aid, and I am done making excuses. Only keeping it real...

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    Re: Wild Hog? Wild Hawk? Why not...

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Is it just me or does anyone else think this "Wildcat, etc" formation is more conservative than anything? I mean, as soon as you lineup the defense knows whats coming...

    Its just the poor mans version of what Pat White runs at WVU.



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