Coach Taggart - do you REALLY want to hire this guy?
Texas Bowl (Texas 33, Missouri 16) Texas punts 11 times, averages less than 4 yards per play - and still wins by 17 GOOD GAMES Birmingham Bowl (South Florida 38, Texas Tech 34) Took them awhile - the over/under was 66 and it was only 10-10 at the half, but when they got it cracked up, they gave us quite a game.
However, IMO the difference in the game was the Army O Line that won the big battle up front, as they have all season long, physically wearing down a very good SDSU Defense. But could hear you yell from here in Juneau when SD ran the kick back at the end of the half and then almost did it again to win the game.
The Blue Devils were going this year and they’re going to be pretty good. it was worth watching just so you could say that you once saw a college team (NIU) try a fake punt on 4th-and-18 from their own 11.
Cactus Bowl (Kansas State 35, UCLA 17) Josh Rosen probably did have a concussion - who can say?
(5) THE RAM AND LION FORMATIONS - COMBINED WITH AN UNBALANCED LINE, THEY PRODUCE A REALLY NASTY WEDGE THAT'S BEEN A MAINSTAY OF MY OFFENSE SINCE THE MID-90'S. FOR THE FOOTBALL HISTORY BUFF, THERE ARE SOME CLIPS OF 1950'S PRINCETON TEAMS RUNNING THE WEDGE, AND OF WYOMING'S "SIDE SADDLE T", FROM 1954 EVERY PURCHASOR OF THE SET WILL BE ADDED TO THE OPEN WINGERS' MAILING LIST - AT INTERVALS, I WILL MAIL OUT SUGGESTIONS, IDEAS, COACHING TIPS AND IN-DEPTH EXPLANATIONS I’ve been selling my “EVOLUTION OF AN OFFENSE” DVD for $49.95 and it’s been a good enough seller - but not nearly enough Double Wing coaches have seen it, nor have they been to any of my clinics or camps - which means that in many cases they’re running a 20-year-old Double Wing.
Still plenty good, you understand - but not as good as it could be.
A strong case could also have made been for Army’s four Fullbacks as a group, who collectively out-rushed Bradshaw with 45 carries for 210 yards (vs. However, my personal vote would have gone to the Army Offensive Line who led several long sustained TD drives and again successfully put the team on their shoulders with the game on the line, as they have done all season long in our several close wins.*********** Army - What else? If you get a chance to look at the later Traps, look at the offside LB. Independence Bowl (Florida State 42, Southern Miss 13) Seemed like this damned thing went on forever.