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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21783.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21783

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1990 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 20, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21783.

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Transcript ^/?LflVAA/Z? S&oor Red hot in the SWC! B 'y now, everyone in the free world has heard about it; many coaches fear it, but very few people actually understand it. News of this dynamic and innovative offensive concept made a celebrity out of quarterback Andre Ware, and lifted the Cougar football program to legendary status. There are several coaches who are totally devoted to the Run and Shoot, but most of them are in the professional leagues. UH is probably the only college team that employs the Run and Shoot 100 percent of the time. John Jenkins, former UH Offensive coordinator, is the master mind behind the Run and Shoot. Jenkins developed his version of the Run and Shoot in 1984, while he was an assistant with the Houston Gamblers organization of the now defunct USFL. The Cougars were a run-oriented team under former coach Bill Yeoman, who was the innovator of the popular Veer Offense. The Run and Shoot truly makes all other offenses, like the Veer and the Wishbone, seem obsolete. The one feature that makes this offense so unique is that its a four- wide-out, one-back offense. In layman's terms, it employs four wide receivers and one running back as opposed to the two wide receivers and two or more running backs used in more traditional offenses. In most offenses, pass plays are used sparingly or on special situations; the whole offense is built around the running game. When a defensive player faces one of those offenses, he doesn't have many worries because he knows his opponent will run the ball. If the offense decides to pass the ball, the defense can usually pick up on it pretty quickly. The teams are so run-oriented that many times their number one quarterback is not a strong passer, or they have to switch to a totally different formation. In that sense, they become predictable and the defense can assume certain things. Playing defense against the Run and Shoot is not that easy. Some of the coaches around the SWC said the Run and Shoot resembles a college version of "sandlot" ball. In this offense, the quarterback has options to pass to five different receivers, including the running back called the "superback." Coach Jenkins explained, "The Run and Shoot offense is based on constant adjustments and variables. Depending on how the defense reacts, the quarterback and receivers constantly make adjustments." If a defense responds positively to a particular pattern the receiver will automatically switch to an alternative pattern. One must remember that there are four receivers and a superback, all running various patterns at the same time! To the opposing defense this probably looks like utter chaos! Many times, a big, slow linebacker will be forced to cover a small, speedy receiver. Or, you may have a defensive back trying to figure out which one of those "runnin' and shootin'" receivers to cover, and how to cover two at a time! Coach Jenkins stated, 'Theoretically, the Run and Shoot cannot be stopped." Jenkins said that before he teaches his players about offenses, he spends an enor-, mous amount of time teaching de\ fense. "It's important for our player^ to understand about defenses or they will never understand the Run and Shoot." He added, "You can't learn one without the other." The concept goes further than simply memorizing plays and running them upon the coach's demand. These guys really have to understand WHY they do certain things. They al&o-h&ua J^possess the ability to recognize a weakness in a defense and how to attack it. There are no "dumb jocks" on this team! With all the talk about the Run and Shoot, we seem to forget about the most important aspect of the Cougar football team: the Cougar Phi Pick 'em Stick 'em defense. Coach Jenkins proclaimed that he was the defensive squad's biggest fan. "If the defense does its job, then the offense can spend more time on the £^td, which means, more opportunities for us to score," Jenkins said. *R. Ricardo Sutton T SWracy Good receives a pass from Ware in the game against Arkansas.Pfrofo by Tony Bullard. I I o <* fi> o o W-9/Roll Diagram by Coach ]ohn Jenkins. 252 REBOOT REOoHOT 253