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Projecting What Eddie Gran's Offense Will Look Like

As spring practice opened today in Clifton one of the most pressing questions of the day is about the offense. What will the personnel be? What will the formations look like? What will the run/pass balance be? With a first time playcaller like Offensive Coordinator Eddie Gran the answers to all of those questions are, and will remain for awhile, fluid. To start on the process you have to look at who he has worked for, and more importantly who his bosses worked for early on in their careers. Which takes us to Southern California in the mid 70's.

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Ralph David Abernathy IV Needs A Bigger Role

I recently came across Nickel Rover's excellent piece on Tavon Austin. The question posed by the presence of a player like Austin, namely what is he? Is more relevant to the Bearcats than you might think. As conventional an offense as Butch Jones and Mike Bajakian ran, they still stockpiled a lot of prototypical spread offense mighty mites.

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Eddie Gran and The New Orthodoxy

This is probably clear by now, but one of my least favorite things in the world is how football strategy is discussed. It is discussed with vague, meaningless catchall phrases that sound like they mean something. In reality they are as empty as the calories in your favorite bag of chips.

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