Tony Dungy. Monte Kiffin. Craig Bohl. These are some of the minds behind the NFL style Tampa 2 defense. The Oregon offense has been familiarizing themselves with this particular alignment and will be facing it Saturday when Wyoming comes to town. If the name Craig Bohl sounds familiar, it should. Bohl is the head coach of the Cowboys and will see how his contribution to football innovation stands up to Oregon’s innovative offense. “The best thing about that system is that it’s sound. You’re not going to look at film and see a lot of holes. They’re in the right places, they do the right things and they play fast,” said offensive Coordinator Frost. Oregon will look to put together a complete game against a FBS opponent for the first time this year before conference play starts up next week in Pullman. At times, the Ducks bogged down against what amounts to one of the best defenses they will see all season.
For coach Frost, he is looking to see how his offense handles the success of coming off of such a big win.
“I’m making sure we have enough maturity to come out and play well. You have to be mature to come out and handle trials, failure and you also have to be mature to handle success. Our kids tasted success for the first time and I want to make sure we’re mature enough to come out and play like we can, even after that,” said Frost.
The last time Oregon went up against an innovator of the Tampa 2, it was a record setting day as the Ducks went for 730 yards, 347 of them belonging to Kenjon Barner as the Ducks outraced the USC Trojans 62-51 on November,3 2012.
Oregon’s previous success against this style of defense bodes well as Wyoming simply does not have the depth or athletes that USC had 2 years ago to keep up with the high octane offense.
Frost looks for maturity against Tampa 2
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