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June 2007

June 2007


Texas Longhorn\'s Play Action

Pass protection from their zone read
by: Michael Parker
© June 2007

When Vince Young was a sophomore at UT, the Longhorns ran their Inside Zone over 200 times. After seeing those totals in their Self Scout during that off season, the Texas coaches vowed they would never do that again. The next year, the National Champs ran it 278 times.

Why Is Everything Better In Texas?

UT Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis brought a spread-type system several years ago to the traditional two-back Big 12 conference. This system incorporates the shotgun and one-back sets as the main look, and uses a second running back around 25% of the time. One difference between the Texas offense and many other teams that use a form of the spread is the Longhorn’s frequent use of a TE in the formation. By keeping a TE in the game, and by having a QB run game, Texas is able to take advantage of the number o....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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