After breaking down the zone blocking schemes and pin-pull designs we can expect Chip Kelly to utilize at UCLA in part one of this series, this video breakdown turns to two other run plays that make up the basis of Chip Kelly’s historical playbook: split zone and power/counter runs. I broke down 6 plays from across Kelly’s tenure with Oregon, Philadelphia, and San Fransisco that show a nice variation of plays and designs for Kelly’s run game. They incorporate a nice mix of simplicity while adding some interesting wrinkles to help confuse defenses.
The first play is a simple split zone run from Kelly’s days with the Eagles. The second, a split zone look with a quarterback run option from Kelly’s time with the 49ers. The final split zone run is a 2 back shotgun split zone run from his college days in Eugene.
Then, we’ll break down a power run from the Eagles that can set the stage for the gap running scheme designs that Kelly could implement with the Bruins. Finally, a couple of one back counter runs from Oregon will wrap up the breakdown.