Josh’s Video Analysis: Chip’s Rose Bowl Play Calling Part 1

Today, we’ll be taking a look at part one of a two part series on Chip Kelly’s masterful playcalling in the 2012 Rose Bowl game. We’ll cover two key drives in depth in the first half, breaking down each play in those drives. As always he gives us superb items to ponder…

Josh Schlichter
Oregon Football Analyst for
Eugene, Oregon

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Josh Schlichter

Josh Schlichter

Josh is a College Football enthusiast from sunny Southern California. He has written for several self-operated prep sports blogs, as well as multiple SB Nation sites. In High School, Josh played football for four years, and helped create and operate the team's no-huddle system. Most of Josh's football knowledge branches from watching College Football his entire life, and is backed up by his first hand experience in both option and spread offenses. Above all, though, he is a proud student at the University of Oregon. @joshschlichter

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  1. sbfan says:

    Great work.  Always come away understanding more than when I started.  This site is what a fan site SHOULD be.

  2. EZducksIT says:

    Nice going Josh,

    Truly a remarkable game, no let up off the gas pedal by CHIP, lol.  Seemed to keep attacking the front seven of Wisconsin and the OFFENSE matched score for score.  Looking forward to Part Two.

  3. Kalon Jelen says:

    Interesting. The first pass in that drive is entirely the same thing that Alabama did to LSU all game long – the smash concept. With similar results. And presumably for similar reasons.

  4. Love the colored arrows and slow-motion analysis of individual plays. Keep up the good work!

  5. mccook guy says:

    This is fantastic. Thanks for the insight and hard work.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been perhaps the worst chronic whiner about CK’s play-calling in last RB & Natty.  I agree with Josh, that the 1st half game plan & play calling was stellar.  I’ve always favored more of a 2-back offense, cuz opposing cant focus only LMJ and makes it a bit easier to get ball into hands of playmakers.  Nearly all of the 1st half big plays came from 2-back offense sets, or w/ DaT motioning into the backfield.  Should be a good omen for next year with KB & DaT & BB.  Thanks Josh & to Charles for his earlier one.  (I’m jus catchin’ up, helps me get thru w/o live games to watch!)  Evan — DC Duck

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