"I'm not a scratch golfer. I don't know how to bowl. I can't read the stock market. Heck, I have a hard time remembering my wife's cell phone number. But I can call 'Flip Right Double X Jet 36 Counter Naked Waggle at 7 X Quarter' in my sleep." Jon Gruden
The best of the Single Wing coaches passed away a few weeks ago.
Dr. Ken Keuffel - former player on the great Princeton SW teams on the late 1940's, & HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL SW Coach (Wabash College, & Lawrenceville Prep) - also author of the two best books I ever read on the SW!
The first offfense I ever ran, as a QB, on the high school level was the single wing. The year was 1954 and I never took a snap from up under center until we got a new coach who was a straight -T man. My job was more of a blocking back than what we think of a QB's job description today, with the ball being directly snapped to the FB in a shotgun snap situation about 95% of the time. We had some interesting plays, one of which was my favorite called a BUCK LATERAL. Some 50 years later, I still would put it in a game plan for goal line situations just to screw up defenses who most didn't even know what the formation was as they had never seen it before. We had an awesome FB and my twin was our Tail Back. We had a lot of success with the spinner series, and an innovative passing game. ( refering here to our HS days).
J.C. EASTON<BR>HEAD COACH<BR>GA TIGERS FOOTBALL<BR>PROFESSIONAL MINOR LEAGUE
Single Wing guys,
We run some single wing out of 2 x 2 spread with an unbalanced formation. It is amazing what has developed from meshing the spread principals with the single wing. We run the spinner series which has been devesting to our opponents. Teams are so worried about our spread stuff they do not shift for our unbalanced and they just get killed. If they do shift, they we have our best plays to the weakside with the spinner series. It the best offense I have seen that makes the defense choose what to stop, while still leaving things so obviously open on the other side.
We are still looking at some things and have started a package using single wing principals with unbalanced empty.
Anyone else running any of this???
Ken Keuffel wrote the best book I ever read (in over 40- years of coaching) on the Unbalanced Line Single Wing.
There were just as many great BALANCED LINE SINGLE WING COACHES in those days. ED RACELY is currently writing a book on the BALANCED LINE SINGLE WING, as run by GREAT Coaches like General Bob Neyland (U of Tennessee), & "Red" Sanders (at UCLA) - just to name a FEW! Actually, Knute Rockne's great "NOTRE DAME BOX" system WAS a balanced line Single Wing EXCEPT the WB lined up just inside the TE. If I still ran the SW - I would prefer the BALANCED LINE!
Those interested in Ed's book should post on THIS site "ATTENTION: ED RACELY"!