The single wing hasn't reared its ugly head in more than four decades.
That could change Saturday.
With just two quarterbacks on scholarship — Jeff Schwinn and Dylan Meier — Snyder said the worst case scenario would be to resurrect a play from football antiquity.
"When you get right down to it, that's part of what we do on our offense," Snyder said. "We haven't implemented spinners just yet, at least not on the game field."
The single wing uses no quarterback, instead snapping directly to a fullback with an extra blocker in the backfield. As the fullback gets the snap he "spins" around and hands off to either the running back or a flanker running in opposite directions. The idea is that the defense doesn't know, of the three, who still has the ball.
The single wing ran its course in the late 1960s, but the it was once the preferred style of offense, run by such coaches as Amos Alonzo Stagg and Pop Warner. Snyder himself ran the single wing in high school, and the William Jewell teams he was a defensive back for from 1959-62 ran some form of the offense.
The single wing still throws the ball, but much less than modern offensive schemes. If worse comes to worse, Snyder said, he thought the Wildcats could pull it off.
When running back Darren Sproles, who would likely be taking the snaps, was told of Snyder's plan, he simply laughed. "I think I threw a couple times in high school," Sproles said. "I know I had a touchdown."
Purple Pride Top Stories
You Can Still Enter Maui MadnessPick a winning playoff Fantasy team for just $25 and win a trip for four to Hawaii!
Week 14 College Football Rushing Yards LeaderCheck out who put up big rushing numbers week 14 in college football.
Bears scouting department in good handsThe Chicago Bears had a strong draft in 2016, the first year under the team's new director of college scouting Mark Sadowski, who will once again be in charge of this year's crop…
Bear Report10:10 AM
Highlights: Emmitt WilliamsEmmitt Williams is one of the premier athletes in the class of 2018. Here are highlights of him from the Premier Health Flyin to the Hoop.
Scout Hoops6:24 AM
Flyin to Hoop: Smith knows one visitKETTERING, Ohio - Athletic forward Chris Smith has decided to move into the class of 2017, and a host of interest is coming his way. So far Smith knows of one school he wants to…
Scout HoopsSaturday at 9:08 PM