Brian_anderson

Brian Anderson

Author

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

Play diagram: The Shallow Cross

That one play where Dominique Williams is wide open forever.

Play diagram: The Wheel

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

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

Play diagram: Mesh

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

Anatomy of a play call

Names of plays in football sound like nonsense, but their purpose is simple: Convey a ton of information about formation, pass protection and routes in the fewest amount of words. Here's how it works.

Basics of pass protection

Diagrams of a few basic protection schemes and a slew of external links on the topic.

Naming Leach's offensive formations

In this installment of our series deconstructing the Air Raid playbook of Mike Leach at WSU, we turn our focus to the offense. Describing the prevalent formations and what Coach Leach calls them.

Defensive coverages in action

In the next installment of our series deconstructing the Air Raid offense Mike Leach brought to WSU, we take a deeper look at what happens after the pre-snap read.

Reading the defense

In the first installment of our series deconstructing the Air Raid offense Mike Leach brought to WSU, we take a look at the first thing a quarterback does when he comes to the line of scrimmage: Read the defense.

BCS offers: Where Doba and Wulff can't touch Leach

We use a bubble plot to examine the attributes of recruiting classes under coaches Mike Leach, Paul Wulff and Bill Doba

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join CougCenter

You must be a member of CougCenter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CougCenter. You should read them.

Join CougCenter

You must be a member of CougCenter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CougCenter. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker