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As many of you know Neal Brown and Tony Franklin share a lot of information. Franklin is half way through his first spring practice at Cal, implementing the Air Raid (the "Bear Raid" in Cal terms). The attached article talks about the simplicity of the offense but more importantly talks about the importance of tempo to make the offense work at a high level. If you watched Texas A&M against Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl you saw what the tempo of this offense can do to a defense. Tempo is the one thing we will hear most from the offensive coaches during UK spring practice. Even when the players think they are playing fast the coaches will still be pressing for more tempo. The process is not as simple as one might think and as Franklin said "It's ugly" when it comes to achieving a hyper speed tempo. A quick, interesting read for those that are interested. Enjoy!
Intent on simplifying the Cal offense, Dykes and Franklin completed installation of their offense in only three days. The base offense consists of around 20 plays and far fewer signals than the 500+ involved in Tedfords offense. Now the goal is to
Thanks for the link.
Kline said. "What I've been trying to do is get as many plays off as I can, run the best play I can, and if I make a mistake, at least I'm making a mistake while going 100 miles an hour."
THIS! I want to see both the offense and the defense playing with confidence and intensity. I don't want them second guessing themselves but going balls to the wall on every play!
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