Mississippi State Bulldogs Screen Game

Teams change as players leave through the draft or or can’t play for whatever reason, but schemes and concepts may remain the same. Here, Mark Schofield looks at the Mississippi State Bulldogs screen game on offense. Last season, the Mississippi State Bulldogs were a bit of a surprise. Despite only returning seven starters, fewest in the Southeastern Conference, Dan Mullen’s team…

Death by a 1,000 Formations: University of Washington’s Offense

Be they simple or complex, offensive formations are critical to beating defenses, and, as Ted Nguyen explains, something which University of Washington Head Coach Chris Petersen knows how to do in seemingly endless ways. University of Washington head coach Chris Petersen earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from my alma mater UC Davis, where he played quarterback and later…

Vanderbilt’s Zach Cunningham: Team Defense Personified

In order for Vanderbilt to take another leap into contention for the SEC crown they’ll need another strong performance from their defense, which is anchored by Zach Cunningham. Mark Schofield breaks down the linebacker to highlight his traits and how he fits into the Commodores’ defensive schemes.  Under third-year head coach David Mason, the Vanderbilt…

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August 18 Quick Kicks Podcast: Introducing the Pylon U Podcast w/ Shane Alexander and Jeff Feyerer

Introducing the Pylon U Podcast, a podcast for college football with Shane Alexander and Jeff Feyerer. Shane and Jeff join Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield on the August 18 Quick Kicks Podcast to discuss their new podcast for Inside the Pylon, and of course talk some football. Shane and Jeff have different backgrounds but share…

MU football versus Texas A&M. 28-21 Mizzou. This win earned Mizzou the SEC East championship title. Johnny Manziel (Johnny Football - Heisman Trophy winner 2012). Faurot Field. Memorial Stadium.

D-Line Zou: Will Missouri Keep Their Defensive Line Dominance?

Facing both player and coaching personnel changes, the Missouri Tigers’ defensive line dominance is officially threatened. But, as Mark Schofield writes, they still have the roster and the schemes to continue to dominate if they execute. In this piece, Mark analyzes the different schemes the Tigers use to fluster opponents.  Over the past few seasons,…