Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hurry Up and Wait
Week 2 of college football and already something is bugging me: I hate it when the offense goes to the line, the QB approaches the center, the defense sets, and then the entire offense stands and turns to the sideline for new signals! Ack! COME ON! I get that the coaches want to see how the defense is lining up but this tactic is a total momentum killer...and a crashing bore for the viewers. I am, however, a big fan of the hurry-up or no huddle offense, and I think it is much more effective at keeping the defense confused. Yes, the hurry-up takes more discipline on the part of the offense but so what. Right now I am watching Troy (the school, not Aikman, though Troy-the-Aikman would have about as much chance as Troy-the-school) play Florida and Troy is using the annoying "look to the sidelines" strategy. Last week it was OSU using it against Georgia, if I recall correctly. Just makes me want to turn the channel. Unfortunately, my choices are lame (I was watching Iowa-Iowa St.---got to check out the Big 12, doncha know---but is was some kind of ugly football). Might have to go the Central Mich-Mich St game, which I could not care less about. Some good games later in the day, though, so I will just have to suffer my way through this b.s.