Originally Posted by GamecockSuperFan
Not seeing how shotgun formations result in a lack of a downhill running game. We lacked any sort of a run game really until the inside zone became prevalent in the playcalling. Part of that was the addition of Marcus Lattimore, but inside zone out of numerous shotgun formations was his play. Over and over again.
Auburn and Oregon run right at people (rarely if ever leaving the shotgun) and put up some of the best rushing statistics.
AU, and OU uses Deception they don't run AT people. AU has 3 different runners defenses have to account for every play. They have 2 WR, and those runners become WR besides the QB when they get out of the backfield. What GH is saying is that your typical Shotgun most likely with 3-4 WR and 1 RB sometimes with a TE, the lone RB chooses a direction and great D's can get em. AU has 3 RB, and first defenses have to locate the ball, and then get the RB, by then most of the time the runner is past the LOS. You know that GM has a great offensive scheme to take one of the worst teams in the SEC last year, and make them the best this year.