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Smart Football Fills Your Offseason Void With Run and Shoot 101.

Chris over at Smart Football (the most aptly named sports weblog ever, with the possible exception of Nick Saban's Internet Weight Room and Trattoria*) is using the offseason downtime to write a tutorial on the run and shoot offense, looking at its basic precepts and evolution. Part 1 is here.

As with most of Chris's posts, it is longish (like we have room to judge . . .), and will make you feel like you just went to a coaching camp. If you're into X's and O's like me, it's a can't miss. Admittedly, the last time we Georgia fans saw a team whose offense was labelled "run and shoot" the results were, well, less than intimidating. But Chris begins by breaking down the run and shoot on a theoretical level, and points out some of its concepts which have now been incorporated into other offensive archetypes ("pro-style", "spread", etc.). It's a great read if you want to be able to talk with your tailgate buddies about the distinction between the run and shoot and the Hal Mumme/Tony Franklin/Mike Leach "Airraid". And you know you want to. Look for successive installments shortly.

*I know, you're wondering why I didn't link to Nick Saban's home on the internet. The pigskin voyeur in you can't wait to watch video of Terrance Cody doing hang cleans with a Buick Enclave. Unfortunately, the site is down for maintenance and there's no telling when it will be back up, because, well, you know.