Big Ugly Spotlight Week 2: Oklahoma vs Ohio State

Joe Moore Award Big Ugly Spotlight Game Review – Week 2: Oklahoma vs Ohio State In what has become one of the most eagerly anticipated early season premier matchups in the country, in Week 2 Oklahoma traveled to Columbus to visit the Buckeyes. Two college football heavyweights looking for their marquee early season win, the action…

Oklahoma State’s Misdirection is Taking the Mason Rudolph and James Washington Connection to the Next Level

When fans watch #10 ranked Oklahoma State kick off their 2017 college football season in a rivalry game against Tulsa, all eyes will be on the offensive duo of quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receiver James Washington. The connection between the pair is integral to the Cowboys’ fortunes. If Washington is isolated, particularly to the…

Will Grier

Big 12 Spring Takeaways: Dana Holgorsen’s Triple Option Ideal for Will Grier in West Virginia

Dana Holgorsen has proven adept at tuning his scheme to different quarterbacks’ skill sets. His offense has become a consistent top 25 attack, placing at an average of 23rd in total offense during his six years in charge. That is less surprising given the wide-open nature of the conference, but the Red Bull-swigging, visor-donning, sideline-ranting…

Shane Buechele

Big 12 Spring Takeaways: How Shane Buechele’s Texas Will Use Backfield Action to Surprise Defenses

Matty Brown continues his mini-series looking at some scheme and player takeaways from the Big 12 Spring Games. Though not yet “officially” announced as the starting quarterback by new head coach Tom Herman, Shane Buechele will be looking to build on his impressive true freshman year at Texas. The sophomore is a true dual-threat quarterback,…

Seth Russell on Two: Processing Speed

Like any good researcher, Mark Schofield despises a small sample size. Unfortunately, prospect evaluation is almost always too early, or without all the information necessary. Thus, we have our series: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. Wait, what? The ability of a quarterback to quickly interpret and diagnose a defense, and then react appropriately,…

Mason Rudolph: Pocket Presence

Many aspects of quarterback evaluation is quantified, but one trait that still defies quantification in its impact is pocket presence. Mark Schofield breaks down how Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph exhibits good pocket presence by remaining calm and adeptly working the pocket while under pressure.  Pocket presence, unlike some quarterback traits, cannot be quantified in the way…