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Moustache
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Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
They say it's an equalizer and helps lesser talented teams compete. Wouldn't logic dictate that even teams with superior talent should run the Air raid/spread?

They say it puts more pressure on the D and utilizes every position on the field? why then do teams stay in I-form schemes and run the ball thus making themselves less effective on offense than they could be if they went wide open?


VermilionTiger
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
Because the pro style offense in college football is the perfect offense if you have the right talent.

That's why it only works at few schools.


Carson123987
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
i agree with vermilion. allows you to dictate the flow of the game much better


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Moustache
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
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ecause the pro style offense in college football is the perfect offense if you have the right talent.



How? Wouldn't the Air raid/spread be the perfect offense?

with the "right" talent being an accurate QB, great RB, Great WR, adn good OL. Wouldn't they hang more points and put more pressure on the opposing D?


VermilionTiger
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
You can impose your will on the defense, keep the clock rolling, and allow your defense a lot of rest.

It's an offense of time of possession. Alabama, LSU, Stanford, etc thrive on keeping the opposing teams defense ON the field and their own OFF. Regardless if its always effective for SOME TEAMS(let's not bring that here), that is the formula to win in college football.

This post was edited on 7/29 at 11:27 am


RandySavage
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
Yea teams that focus on running the ball never win big in college football.


The Mick
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
Cant control the game via running the ball.


lsulefty5
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
Best way to get NFL talent to your program is to run a system that will be similar in the pros. Granted, there is more spread in the nfl today, but most of the elite qbs, wr, and rbs came from more traditional systems.


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VermilionTiger
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
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Yea teams that focus on running the ball never win big in college football.


Was this directed to me?


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VermilionTiger
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
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Cant control the game via running the ball.


Yeah..you can.


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TexasTiger1185
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
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with the "right" talent being an accurate QB, great RB, Great WR, adn good OL.


With an accurate QB, Great WR, Great RB and a good OL EVERY offense would be successful. No matter the scheme.


oleyeller
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
some players would rather go to a pro style offense to help them prepare for nfl and help draft stock


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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
I've posted it before, but the "problem" with these offenses is also why they work. That is the uptempo style of play allows them to put points up quickly.

However, it also gets them off the field fast regardless if its a successful possession or not.

For example, if Team A can score in 30 seconds and Team B scores every time team A does while taking 7 minutes, what difference does it make?

Now, when Team A goes 3 and out in 25 seconds like Oregon does, and Team B takes 2 minutes to 3 and out, or any variation of downs and TOP, there is HUGE difference over the course of the game until it reaches a tipping point. Points pile up late for the ball possession team.
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bbeck
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
It's called balance. Also, when's the last time an air raid offense won anything meaningful?


VerlanderBEAST
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
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With an accurate QB, Great WR, Great RB and a good OL EVERY offense would be successful. No matter the scheme.


This.


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VermilionTiger
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
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It's called balance. Also, when's the last time an air raid offense won anything meaningful?


Hasn't.

Closest I would think would be Oklahoma, but even they ran the ball a lot and wouldn't fit the "air raid" scheme. They are for sure a spread team.

You can't compare Auburn '10 or Florida '08 to these air raid teams, it was more of motion option offense.


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dawgfan24348
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
Tell that to Alabama, Georgia, and Stanford


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Moustache
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
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With an accurate QB, Great WR, Great RB and a good OL EVERY offense would be successful. No matter the scheme.



Oh, no doubt. However, the Air Raid puts more pressure on the D, so wouldn't running this scheme with those elite players yield better results since it's the hardest scheme to defend?


VermilionTiger
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
Why do you say its the hardest to defend?


Moustache
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re: Why doesn't every CFB team run the Air raid/Spread, etc. ?
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Why do you say its the hardest to defend?


Just an observation. Looking down the schedule this year, which team are you worried about the most in terms of our D?

In 07, it was UF with Tebow. This year, it's gotta be AM with Manziel.


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