Photo: The formation that will increase the most in college football this season
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Saturday August 10, 2013
If I had to guess which formation you will see increase the most this year in college football, it would be the formation that RG3 lived in during the second part of his NFL rookie season in 2012.
This particular formation calls for three players to align in a triangle around the quarterback in the shotgun. The three players are typically a combination of running backs, fullbacks, and tight ends.
The alignment is not new.
Dana Holgorsen and Kevin Wilson are just a couple of coaches that have utilized the set frequently over the last several years.
But when you consider the production that the Redskins and 49ers tallied from this formation last season, it seems logical to believe that you’ll see an massive increase in this formation at the college level in 2013.
Last night, the Raiders jumped into the formation against the Cowboys.
Terrelle Pryor took advantage of a perfectly blocked play and scampered 13 yards for a first-down, despite seeing an 8-man front. In this play, the quarterback is reading the defensive end. If the end rushes up field, the quarterback will hand the ball to the tailback. If the defensive end crashes down the line, as this Dallas defender did, the quarterback will keep the ball around the outside.
It’s always good for the offense when a safety is making a play 13 yards from the line of scrimmage.