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    Rhoads vs. Navy's option

    Ran across this little tidbit in a recent CBS article about Spread Option offenses...

    Pinkel says defenses more adept at stopping spread - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com

    Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads tried without much success to defend Navy's spread option when he was defensive coordinator at Pittsburgh two years ago. The father of the spread option, Paul Johnson, was coaching Navy then, and the Midshipmen rolled up 497 yards.


    Johnson now coaches 11th-ranked Georgia Tech, which ran on 71 of 79 plays while beating Virginia Tech 34-9 last Saturday.


    "I don't care what level of football," Rhoads said, "that offense has a chance to be successful and it could indeed be more commonplace as we move forward."
    I'm glad we had a warm-up against Army. I'm sure Wally will have the boys ready.



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    Re: Rhoads vs. Navy's option

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_Alum_2000 View Post
    Ran across this little tidbit in a recent CBS article about Spread Option offenses...

    Pinkel says defenses more adept at stopping spread - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com



    I'm glad we had a warm-up against Army. I'm sure Wally will have the boys ready.
    I don't think you can call a game 3 months in advance against a much less superior team a warm up.


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    Re: Rhoads vs. Navy's option

    Herbstreit made this point during the Stanford v. ND game tonight. It used to be that preparing for a spread team gave coaches fits, but anymore I think that your base defense is meant to counter the spread, and now facing a strong run game is the more difficult game plan.



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