Nebraska Running Game - Part 8 (Power & Shovel)

Here are the final two plays from the Nebraska rushing game for which I have some video. This post will end the eight part look at the Nebraska rushing offense of the 1980’s and 90’s. I may take apart an entire sample game time allowing later in the Spring or Summer. Unfortunately I was not […]

Nebraska Running Game - Part 7 (CS & CT)

A very successful part of the old Nebraska rush attack was the counter game including a counter sweep play, a counter trap play, and a reverse off of the sweep version. During the 1995 season for example the counter game averaged 6.5 yards per carry. Some years it gained as many as 10 yards on […]

Nebraska Running Game - Part 6 (Trap Plays)

The Nebraska rush offense received a lot of attention for being an “option” attack but the truth is option football was only a part of a well thought out and balanced rush attack. A related and important part of the option attack was the complementary trap style of run play. These trapping type of plays […]

Nebraska Running Game - Part 5 (OZ Option Runs)

In addition to the two run plays discussed in the previous post on Nebraska’s outside running scheme there were three main option plays used with this blocking scheme as well. The three options mentioned by Milt Tenopir in his book “The Assembly Line” were Nebraska’s 1) base dive option, 2) speed option, and 3) trap […]

Nebraska Running Game - Part 4 (OZ)

The next part of the Nebraska running game of the 1990’s that I want to look at is the family of run plays in the outside zone category. According to former offensive line coach Milt Tenopir there were five primary types of plays run behind this blocking scheme. The five main ones were the Pitch […]

Nebraska Running Game - Part 3 (Inside Zone)

I am still editing video of different Nebraska running plays and it is taking a lot longer than I had hoped it would. Instead of waiting for all the video to get done I’ll list some initial comments by former offensive line coach Milt Tenopir about the Nebraska running game as well as cover the […]

Nebraska Running Game - Part 2 (Formations)

I had hoped to dive into some of the more common blocking schemes and run plays used by Nebraska in the 1990’s and post some examples but another business trip has delayed my good intentions. Editing video clips works best on my desktop at home and not on the road with my under-powered laptop computer. […]

Nebraska Running Game - Part 1 (Intro)

There have been many great rush oriented offenses over the past few decades in college football. I grew up watching the tail end of the wishbone era and spent a lot of Saturday afternoons watching split back veer style attacks and I Formation rush oriented teams as well. The passing game has evolved so much […]