This is the 2015 CFB Week 2 collection of all content from Inside the Pylon. Please also visit our Glossary, Podcast and NFL pages.
In Part 1, Mark Schofield previews Virginia Tech’s Man Coverage Schemes Against the Option, breaking down the film of last season’s game where the Hokies used a 3-3-5 defense and Cover 0 to slow down Ohio State’s rushing attack.
Mark Schofield saw many similarities when reviewing film on new Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams; Part 1 examines the similarities between the system Adams ran at Eastern Washington, and the Oregon offense.
In Part 2, Mark Schofield conducted a trait-based examination of both Adams and former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota to display how the quarterbacks are similar in playing styles, and how that will benefit Adams as he transitions to a new offense.
Mark Schofield took at look at some of the concepts the TCU Horned Frogs use offensively to stretch a defense vertically and horizontally, including play-action passing plays out of the pistol formation, and packaged plays with a built-in tunnel screen option.
The marquee matchup of the holiday weekend is Alabama vs. Wisconsin, who play Saturday night under the bright lights of the House that Jerrah built. Both teams are ranked in the top 20 to start the season, with Nick Saban’s squad checking in at #3 while the Badgers are #20 in The Associated Press preseason poll. Given the tough SEC schedule that awaits them, the Crimson Tide can ill-afford to start the season with a nonconference loss.
With the FBS schedule kicking off this week, Heisman voters will get their initial looks at some of the best players this season. Voters will have their eyes on the TCU offense and quarterback Trevone Boykin, as well as the matchup in Blacksburg where running back Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott takes the field with – someone – handing him the football. But some other games and names to watch include the Louisville-Auburn game, with new Tigers quarterback Jeremy Johnson taking over Gus Malzahn’s offense, and the Louisiana-Monroe vs. Georgia game, with running back Nick Chubb taking over as the bellcow back for the Bulldogs. As the season gets underway the writers at ITP will unveil their in-season Heisman ballots each week, so watch for those as the year rolls on.
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