Instead of assessing and fooling the entire defense,
trying to ensure you have the absolute perfect play called,
just eliminate the big picture,
attack one defender and get after it
Yep - another damn Tony Franklin post! Louisiana Tech's Offensive Coordinator is a finalist for the 2012 Broyles Award (along with Noel Mazzone, Blake Anderson, Calvin Magee and Kliff Kingsbury) and also for footballscoop.com's Offensive Coordinator of the Year.
The 2012 Bulldogs are #1 in scoring offense, #1 in total offense, #1 in red zone efficiency, and #3 in explosive plays. This is coming after starting two freshmen running backs and losing last year's main quarterback. The item we would like to stress in this post is that what Franklin is doing at Tech is NOT complicated. In fact, it is the opposite of complex and is an antithesis of the ego and stubbornness most of us associate with "coaching". There is no secret play they are running, no magic scheme, no spectacular players manufacturing Herculean performances. As a side note, what makes Sonny Dykes such a bad ass at La Tech is that after getting the job in 2010, he retained the staff of Derek Dooley, bringing in Franklin, Rob Likens, and Zach Yenser. He still has this staff with him today.
What we hope to accentuate, using Franklin's latest stop as a case study, are the connections that are driving the success of many of today's BCS second-tier schools (UCLA, Texas A&M, Louisiana Tech, etc).