Anti-Spread: Twin Tight Ends Set the Tone for the Crimson Tide’s Offense

Posted by Douglas Webb on August-7-2009 Add Comments

The spread offense is all the rage in college football these days. More and more teams seem to be going to it in one or more of its variations. It's already taken the Big XII by storm. Now it's worked its way into the SEC with three of 12 teams running it full time and several others mixing in aspects of the spread.

Nick Saban's Crimson Tide isn't one of them.

Florida and Auburn try to spread defenses out from sideline to sideline. The Crimson Tide chooses instead to bunch things together using a two tight-end set most of the time. It's what I've come to think of as the Anti-Spread Offense.

Brad Smelley and Colin Peek will help lead the attack for Alabama's offense. Both players are first time starters for the Tide....

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