Thanks for the comments to my previous post. I just want to clarify a couple of points that I did a poor job of explaining. The thrust of my initial post was that at the major college level AirRaid teams have cut to the chase; that is, they have reduced the number of fronts they practice against. My point was that this may be a luxary that HS programs cannot afford. The reason being that they are more likely to encounter the traditional set of base fronts that Franklin covers in his seminars. So, the upshot of this is that coaches cannot simply jettison these more "prosaic" fronts in order to get to the Nickel stuff that college programs attack right at the beginning of the teaching and installation program.
For what its worth, what LaTech is doing in this regard is really nothing new. Texas Tech started to treat everything as a some type of Nickel front about two years ago. They also stopped distinguishing between 90 and 60 vertical sets, which are different sets because they rely on different post and anchor legs.
My next post, which I hope to have up later this week, will build on some points that Chris Brown has talked about on his Blog regarding the place of spread offenses in the culture of college and high school football.