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Brian Anderson

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CougCenter responsibilities include: Writing, with an emphasis on breaking down football schemes and finding interesting ways to look at data.

Born and raised in the Tri-Cities, Wash., I'm a current graduate student in environmental science at WSU Tri-Cities and researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

A former high school quarterback, I like to bring the knowledge and insight I gained while playing the position and studying the game to my writing. I also apply techniques in data analysis I've learned professionally when the situation calls for it.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Mike Leach + Jim Mastro = Air Pistol?

The mad scientist is at it again: Running backs coach Jim Mastro and head coach Mike Leach might be incorporating some Pistol in the Air Raid.

The Appendix: Air Raid links galore

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We conclude our series with some thoughts on what we hoped to accomplish, and include what amounts to the appendix - a dump of every link that went into the making of the Air Raid Playbook series.

Play diagram: Four Verts

Understanding the mother of all Air Raid plays.

Play diagram: Shakes, Stick, and Corners

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Here are a trio of route concepts that can work with previously presented plays.

Play diagram: Y-Cross

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When the Air Raid wants a big play, it usually goes to Four Verts. But Y-Cross is pretty good in that regard, too.

Play diagram: Y-Sail

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A flood concept that exemplifies how Mike Leach uses triangles to force the defense into making a mistake.

Play diagram: The Shallow Cross

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That one play where Dominique Williams is wide open forever.

Play diagram: The Wheel

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It's a versatile play that can be used both to gash the defense big gains and also get just that little bit of separation in the red zone.

Play diagram: All Curl

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We deconstruct another staple of the Air Raid playbook. It looks just like it sounds.

Play diagram: Mesh

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We dissect the pass concepts in the Air Raid beginning with one of its staples.

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