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Can some one contrast the offense Sumlin runs vs the one Malzahn runs?
Are they kind of similar? Not at all?
Any one else besides Morris run anything similar to Malzahn in the country?
I watched Malzahn's offense at AU back in the day but didn't get much chance to see Sumlin or some of the other HUNH offense guys this year.
Thanks for the insight.
Good question, I would also like to hear opinions on this.. AUVTM or JADennis would be good on this.. I think..
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I'm not an expert by any means but Sumlin's OC is Kingsbury who played for Leach at Texas Tech and was at Houston with him the past couple of years. Prior to that his OC was Dana Holgerson who learned at the foot of Leach at Texas Tech. They're descendants of the Leach/Mumme air-raid offense. A link is below on smartfootballs history and evolution of the air raid offense. However, Sumlin was at Oklahoma as co-OC with Kevin WIlson. Wilson was at Northwestern in the 90's when the staff went to talk with Rich Rodriguez to learn from the things he had done at Tulane and was doing at Clemson. They took those concepts and Wilson, an OL coach, started working on different blocking schemes to add to that to make for a more effective run game. Rich Rod saw what they were up to and the next year went to learn those schemes from Wilson and took those with him and the "WVU" offense was born shortly thereafter. Wilson was hired away from Northwestern to be co-OC with Sumlin and they used more of Rodriguez' zone run game and also added more "traditional" runs (Wilson's background prior to meeting with rich rod was a "pro style" offense). A link is below to Rich Rod explaining their run game.
My understanding is that Gus' game was inspired by the Wing-T. However, at Tulsa he teamed up with Herb Hand who learned from...Rich Rod and Gus started to use more zone and reads when he met with him but his roots are still a more Wing-T background. I didn't watch any of A&M this year but just googling their highlights against uat now, it looks like when they ran they were ususally running more of the zone and reads described by Rich Rod below. Their pass plays look like the air raid offense described by Chris Brown of Smartfootball. To my recollection Malzahn uses a lot more pulling, power, etc than what Sumlin appears to. A link is below to Chris Brown talking about Malzahn's offense with links to a lot of discussion about his blocking etc.
I don't know much about it but this is some of the stuff I've read. I actually was at a place where I used to watch Rich Rod running the spread at Glenville State in the very early days and one of the cool things about him and a lot of these spread guys is their willingness to talk about what they do and share with each other. I've tried to follow this stuff since then just because it is interesting.
The personal story of the rise and development of the Air Raid offense, the story of the men who developed and mastered it -- its originators, Hal Mumme and
Nothing revolutionary, but good stuff.
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Nice post bro, +1
Dive for the thrill, shoot for the kill.
Good work, bruh!
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