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Outstanding article on the spread option offense
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RE: Outstanding article on the spread option offense
IMO, the spread offense started crazy the year before "the MAC" (2003).

That is what got everything going, and that's what got Urban Meyer going sweet (losing to MI-OH+Roth; only conference he did NOT win as a bouncing coach).

And it's what made the mid-majors join the bowls big. Following year in 2003 -- NIU beats ranked Maryland (ex-gf moved there right then; her bf at time smashed everything as she called me - why? dunno, but awesome) -- then NIU beats ranked ALABAMA, then Iowa State (okay, happens obviously but still) -- then Toledo beats ranked Pitt in an awesome comeback in Toledo which was at the time difficult for Anyone to win at -- and the list goes on.

Point being, the MAC set the record of a conference's wins over power conferences (6 at the time then, btw) -- even among other power conferences! AMAZING!

The spread offense did it. Honestly. It really was. I am still pissed about NIU instigating the shutdown of the MAC which lead to B10/P12/MW -- then reverting -- but wow. NIU did not go to a bowl that year. They should have. That's what made them realize "Something's Up." Especially Ranked NIU vs Ranked BGSU on GameDay that year.
09-26-2020 02:48 AM
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