Inside the Playbook

Week One: CMU - Coaching Points

Quick look at some thoughts of Michigan vs CMU from a coaching perspective.

Inside the Playbook Blocks Everything

Inside the playbook has the calls to block any defensive front to run Power O.

Inside the Playbook - Power O Blocking Primer

O-linemen are typically the smartest players on the field. In order to be successful they not only need good technique and strength, but they need to work together as a unit to make the correct calls. In this primer, we look at those calls.

Inside the Playbook Decides to Pass to the U-Back

Not only does the U-Back provide versatility and simplicity to the run game, while adding complexity for the defense, it does much the same in the pass game. Here, we look at how the UB can take up different positions to take advantage of any defense

Inside the Playbook Runs What It Wants (with a UB)

We go in depth the Michigan run game and look at how Borges will utilize the U-Back to manipulate the defense and run the plays he wants to run.

Michigan Uses TE's and FB's for Run Game Variety

How will Michigan use FBs, TEs, and U-Backs to maximize the strengths of their run game? This article looks at some of the different plays that will often be run with different personnel, and how it will work to confuse defenses.

MnB B1G Preview: Meshing the spread & Single Wing

Reinventing the wheel is rare in football. While Meyer has developed innovative concepts in his spread offense, the origins of many of his schemes can be traced back to the single wing offense. We compare UM's '47 single wing to today's OSU offense.

MnB B1G Preview: UNL Schemes for Poor DT Play

Pelini has been one of the best defensive minds in college football. Yet, last year, something changed. That something was the poor DT play. In this article we discuss Nebraska's defense and the adjustments to take away the run.

Inside PSUs Playbook talks Zone Run & Mesh Concept

Penn State was much more successful last year than many though they’d be. We'll go inside PSU's playbook a look at two of their staples: the zone run game and the mesh concept.

MnB B1G Preview 2013: A Tale of Two QBs

There are many odd and unique things about Northwestern. This year, maybe the most interesting is how their spread offense molds to their two very capable QBs. We go inside the playbook to see how Northwestern adapts to fit the strengths of their QBs

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