Here's something I saw last night that's pretty relevant to how Dykes will probably practice.
Third entry down marked Dec 11 is titled "Mike Leach Passing Fundamentals."
The entire videos in interesting. Of particular interest is the "Routes on Air" portion at around the 15:10 mark. I've only ever seen Air Raid lineage coaches use this, but it seems highly efficient.
I hope they have open practices, I would love to see how the coaching staff installs the offense.
the 'zone read' run up the middle against 8 in the box...a Tedford staple. The play obviously was not a 'read' but rather it was part of his 'must...run...up...the...middle...x...number...of...times... per...game...' package, to stay 'multiple'.
It will be a breath of fresh air to have an offense run plays that take advantage of what the defense, or more precisely according to these articles, what one key defender, gives us.
In that respect, it sounds a bit like Mouse Davis's old Run and Shoot.
Thanks for great work, b18.
One thing to note is that regardless of whether this is a run or pass, the OL is run blocking and putting it on the DL for the majority of the game. Given their fast tempo and number of offensive plays, this could easily wear down an opposing DL over time. It's not surprising then, that LT was able to rally late against Texas A&M and Utah State.
This is very different in the trenches than Mumme/Leach's Air Raid, which is mostly pass blocking.
Just when I had written off this board as a bunch of gossipy hairdressers, you go and write this. Excellent post- you are now instantly the best poster on this site. If you keep posting these, I'll keep coming back.
It will be quite a breath of fresh air to see a Cal team using these modern concepts. I hope JT spends next season in the luxury boxes getting an education
before he considers another HC job.