X's and O's

2013's most popular play


Last season saw the proliferation of a jet sweep concept across what felt like all of college football. By mid-October almost any game on ESPN would probably feature the jet sweep/inside zone...

How FSU's team effort brought down the SEC


Florida State's title-game win over Auburn was a true effort, with defense and special teams buying time for an offense that eventually came through.

Bottling up Jordan Lynch


Jordan Lynch was undoubtedly one of the most productive quarterbacks in NCAA history, but was denied becoming the NCAA’s first single season 2,000 yard rusher and 2,000 yard passer on Boxing Day’s...

Stacking receivers


Discussing the merits of running stacked-receiver formations.

Unsung heroes of 2013: The Wisconsin DL


Ranked seventh in Defensive S&P with dominant victories over much of the B1G, Wisconsin has trucked along this season, but arguably the Badgers' strongest unit, the defensive line, has labored in...

What's wrong with WVU's offense?


Not even two years removed from the "West Virginia scored again!" Orange Bowl and the anointment of Dana Holgorsen as Chief Air Raid Genius, his Mountaineers presented Charlie Weis and the Kansas...

Unsung heroes: Jace Amaro


Jace Amaro is the foundation of Kliff Kingsbury's Red Raider offense.

The Gurley Effect


A look at how Todd Gurley's presence in the Georgia lineup affects both opposing defenses and Georgia's play-calling.

Hot Gates: MSU's defense squeezes college offenses


Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi have a system designed to take away everything college offensive coordinators love.

Snyder-ball vs Baylor


How the KSU Wildcats overachieved in trying to stop Baylor.

Oklahoma unleashes the Yeti


How Blake Bell's unique size, strength, and skills open up possibilities for the Oklahoma offense.

LSU vs Georgia: Who pounds the longest?


Will Gurley or Hills find the end zone more often?

Saban vs. Johnny Football, Round 2 scorecard


What did Saban change and do to control the legend of Johnny Football

Michigan-Notre Dame: Made for each other


Michigan and Notre Dame are each rebuilding rosters from opposing approaches while battling for heartland supremacy.

How can TCU beat LSU?


The Cowboy Classic presents an opportunity for a major symbolic victory for Gary Patterson's Horned Frogs.

Tajh Boyd and the new QB prototype


The skills offensive coaches are looking for in their quarterbacks are changing.

The value of a lockdown corner


How do collegiate defenses maximize the value of elite cornerbacks?

Oregon's underrated 46 D


Oregon's defensive tactics are quietly as cutting edge as their approach to offense.

Are Urban's Buckeyes fully weaponized?


Ian Boyd scouts the latest intelligence on the weapons program in Columbus.

Ole Miss' undersized D


Ole Miss is doubling down on their undersized but disruptive defense in 2013.

The fullback and the run game renaissance


How the fullback is making a comeback in modern football.

Why aren't we covering those guys?!


Explaining the maddening tactic of the soft outside cushion.

Basketball on Grass


Football tactics are starting to emulate hardwood strategies.

How the hell do you stop Baylor (Part 2)?


No team has truly shut down the Baylor offense in the last two years, but some have had just enough success to provide the faintest glimmer of hope.

How the hell do you stop Baylor (Part 1)?


In 2011, Baylor finished fifth in the Off. S&P rankings, led by Heisman-winner Robert Griffin III. In 2012, the Bears replaced him with Nick Florence and dropped to ... 11th.

Leach v. Holgorsen: A look back


We thought we had charting gold on our hands.

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