Michael Rand of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE (and the lad that brings us RANDBALL) brings us the latest in football coach ideas that are crazy enough that they just might work: lining up 11 eligible receivers on every play.
Apparently, it’s legal (at least in California high school football), where the (ahem) undersized Piedmont High School football team were able to turn the unique formation into a seven-game winning stream. Coach Kurt Bryan has his kids set up in three distinct camps with one or two quarterbacks and then five of the eligible receivers go downfield on each… oh, just see for yourself.
We don’t see this catching on except at the most desperate of schools since it requires immense desperation, fanatical devotion to the coach, and a PhD in applied physics to implement at this time. We’re also concerned about a high school coach’s Web site looking more professional than the school’s Web site.
However, we love anyone that shoves a meaty thumb in the eye of “and that’s how the game is played”. For those of you with short memories or early-onset dementia, let’s make it clear:
‘Nuff said, my friend. ‘Nuff said.