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I’ve coached both high-school and D-I football and I’ve learned the hard way that it is either imp...

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I’ve coached both high-school and D-I football and I’ve learned the hard way that it is either impossible, in the case of high school, or or so difficult to the point of being prohibitive, as in the case of college ball, to effectively implement a multiple-formation intensive system and to consistently succeed with it. At my last D-I school we ran the true west coast offense, as my head coach was a legitimate disciple of Bill Walsh. Not only was it difficult to install all of our formations, but it made our players hesitant; they were so worried about getting lined up correctly that they were not able to concentrate on running the play. Another unintended consequence was that the different looks we installed confused our players more than the defenses we faced.

Thoughts on the spread and run and shoot offenses — Hemlock’s comment | Smart Football. Apropos of a previous discussion, Chris Brown of SmartFootball turns over the reigns temporarily to an unnamed former coach, who is not talking about us, but might as well be.