— Fake Bob Huggins (@FakeBobHuggins) October 23, 2014
Welcome to the Friday Feedback, safe haven for the 5%ers. Things got a little weird against Baylor two weeks ago and Tony Gibson was drawing and dialing up things I’d never before seen. On one really Good play, the “5″ in the 3-3-5 were all lined up on a string 10 or so yards off the line of scrimmage and Bryce Petty was perplexed and so was I, and without a good explanation I called it Cover Pentagon, and I guess it took.
Well, last week things were weird again in a Good way against Oklahoma State and the shell game Gibson was playing. I sort of thought CP was a one day, throwaway defense that could maybe work against Baylor when it ran its empty sets and there wasn’t a concern about a running back gobbling up yards and slashing through caverns in a soft box.
But then it happened again in Stillwater against that unbalanced set.
So what gives?
“We threw a couple different things at them in the second half last week that helped us coverage-wise,” Gibson said. “They were just counting numbers in the box — how many linebackers, where are the defensive backs, is it a one-high shell or a two-high shell — and making run/pass checks at the line of scrimmage. So we went five across the top and put everyone at the same depth and made him guess what we were going to spin to.“
Well then, how’s that for a spooky Halloween costume?
Onto the Feedback. As always, comments appear as posted. In other words, think of others.
When does Quinton Spain get his shot at returning punts?
At the current rate, Wednesday afternoon. Also: I’ve heard it’ll be Vernon “Run at the Bouncing Ball” Davis and #FreeJaylon Myers Saturday.