Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com wrote a great piece on Texas A&M’s preparation for the Alabama game. This part caught my attention.
On the TV is Chip Kelly’s NFL debut against the Washington Redskins. The former Oregon coach is having quite a night as the Philadelphia Eagles’ new head coach. The Eagles had a staggering 21 first downs in the first half alone while ripping off 53 plays. Kelly’s success has caught Sumlin’s eye. The Aggies head coach practically bounds into the room and goes right to the grease board on Spavital’s wall. He grabs a blue Sharpie and diagrams up a wrinkle that Kelly has been carving up the Redskins with all night. It is a zone-read play with an option of throwing to the tight end with a bubble to the field. Usually a QB has three options on that play but the tight end free-releasing down the field creates a whole other set of problems for defenses.
“You’re always looking for something,” Sumlin says. “And that unbalanced stuff is really intriguing.”
Must read material if you like college football at all. Heck, really should interest all football fans.