CFB Reel Film Review Week 2: Alabama, Utah & Baylor

College football is a wonderful game, with its rich traditions, colorful personalities and fan bases, and the tremendous effort from the players on the field. Each week Mark Schofield brings us some of the plays, players and schemes that stood out from the previous weekend in the CFB Reel Film Review, featuring Alabama, Utah, and Baylor.…

The TCU Offense: Packaged Screens and Pistol Play-Action

It has been nearly eight months since the last NCAA FBS game was played – the Championship matchup between the Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes. But football is back, baby. Mark Schofield dissects the TCU offense, focusing on two schemes from their high octane offense: Pistol Play-action and the Packed Screen concept. On Thursday night, quarterback…

A Trait-Based Comparison of Vernon Adams and Marcus Mariota

Mark Schofield thinks Vernon Adams and Marcus Mariota share many of the same traits, making the transition from Heisman winner to FCS transfer easier for the Oregon Ducks. The big question is size, as Adams has the athletic ability and competitive toughness to succeed. In addition to familiarity with the offensive schemes used by Oregon, Adams displays many of the same…

NCAA Film Preview: NDSU and Montana Part 2

College football season is nearly upon us, and Mark Schofield is hard at work breaking down film for upcoming contests. This is a rematch from last season, which reigning champions NDSU won 22-10 over Montana in the Fargodome, and looks to be a key game in Week 1 of FCS play. Our NCAA Film Preview of NDSU and Montana rolls…