How do the Aggies fit into this offense?
Before we cover our last play, where do the Aggies best fit into this scheme? As I said before, this is not an offense that is put in overnight. We’re not going to bust this out against Florida. But, it’s fun to imagine, so we’re going to do just that.
QB- A runner who can make good decisions. Kellen Mond seems to fit this mold.
FB- Big, powerful runner who can punish defenses inside. Google searches this exact query- Hey would you look at that, Keith Ford fits pretty dang well.
A backs- Fast guys who can make defenses pay and do a bit of blocking when needed. Usually converted running backs. I would put guys like Trayveon Williams and Christian Kirk here. Get some speed and playmakers on the edge.
WR- Flexbone offenses like big guys here. Tall receivers who can go up and make plays. Someone like Jhamon Ausbon and Damion Ratley.
OL- can stay the same. But, these offensive linemen are usually smaller and faster than what we normally see. They get in 4-point stances, almost like a pushup position with the legs closer to the body, and fire off low and fast.
Most flexbone teams are made up of guys that don’t normally go to other schools. Teams like Georgia Tech and Navy don’t pull in 5-star recruits very often. But the guys they do have, have tremendous buy-in. This offense takes discipline, practice, and trust. Service academies try to instill their cadets and midshipmen with these virtues, and the football team plays double duty.
At academies, military requirements make having colossal offensive linemen impossible. They have to be smaller, faster, and meaner than the people across from them.