Missing piece to UT’s 2017 run game?

Chris Warren. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Chris Warren. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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When I read practice reports or staff quotes I’m looking for hints that will answer that question.

The way the spread offense works is really pretty simple. You space out your players, attack different areas of the field, and then hit opponents where they yield numbers or leverage. Or if you have an elite feature to your offense, you pound them with it repeatedly unless they shut it down.

The spacing makes it easier for both the players and the coaches to see where the advantages and leverage are to be found and it also raises the stakes for defense if they make a mistake because the offensive player might have enough room to turn a missed tackle or bad angle into six points. It’s also a favorable system for working matchups because it can be difficult for defenses to get help where it’s needed, this is why true modern pro-style offenses utilize spread formations.

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