Michigan Football: Should They Continue To Run The Spread Offense?

Posted by Jim Wolfe on January-7-2011 Add Comments

Three years ago, the University of Michigan decided to break from tradition and switch to a spread offense. So the Athletic Director went out and hired the spread guru, Rich Rodriguez, to transform Michigan Football. The Rich Rodriguez era is officially over and Michigan is now at a crossroads. Do they stick with the spread or go back to their roots? Let’s examine the issue.


1. The Spread was designed to level the playing field.

The impetus for the creation of the spread offense was to allow lesser talent to compete with the big boys. But now the majority of teams run the spread. It reminds me of the 1990’s when “...

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