EGRAMMY, I will attempt to explain the differences as simply as possible.
Non Spread Offense: A normal offense is based on tighter knit formations where most of the players are condensed into smaller formations These types are typically built with, bigger, stronger athletes and is used best for a power running game. Tressel used this type of scheme to run the play clock (it became known as Tresselball) This style is what we as Buckeye fans are most used to, going back to the days of Woody Hayes.
Spread Offense: Spreading the formations out across the width of the field, this in turn spreads out the defense. The goal is to open lanes vertically, creating gaps in the defense. The goal is to run around the defense, not through them. This allows faster players to do what they do best and find open spaces in the field in which to run.
As I have been saying, this years team has been built prior to Meyer's entrance. The aim pre-Meyer was more so power related, or non-spread. Meyer is known for implementing a Spread offense. He has started to do so by recruiting a different faster type of player, and given time he has shown that this method works. i just don't see it having too much of an early impact.
If any of that is confusing, I apologize, but I am willing and able to answer questions you might have. :)
Edited by: KERNEN6 at: 8/2/2012 (23:21)
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