Posted by kcwallace on 11/27/2012 1:13:00 PM (view original):
Posted by jc1796 on 11/26/2012 3:20:00 PM (view original):
I run trips quite a bit. It's taken me awhile to figure out, but I think you need a really good QB and 3-4 really good receivers who can put up awesome YAC numbers. So, great ELU and good SPD on your WRs.
As far as QB, I am trying to recruit one every year and redshirt him. Then I will always have a 5th year senior at QB. I think it's that important.
I have run trips as my primary formation for many seasons with successful offensive production. I find 5 QBs is too many. I've found if you recruit a QB every other season while always red shirting them yields a solid team. you will always have at least a 4th year Jr starting for you.
I run mostly Trips on my Concordia (WI) team in Bryant, and I am relatively successful doing so, won a national championship in my 5th season (that was the first seasons in which I had my own recruited RS Sr QB). Still, I am new to the game and still discovering, but happy to share few things that I have discovered:
1. I agree with kcwallace, recruit a QB every other season and redshirt him. It is a HUGE help having your QBs start for 2 consecutive years. If you have decent RBs, you can just run the football a bit more when your starting QB is RS JR, and go more pass in his SR year.
2. WR are important of course, but I think one ELITE guy is enough. I practically won my NC with 1 QB and 1 WR. Rest of the team was good enough, but those were the stars. While running Trips, I value ELU for WR. I also found out that STR could be important breaking some tackles (although you can't really see this in the PBP) and thus increasing YACs. SPD of course is a core for WR as well. I usually redshirt at least 1 WR every season.
3. I usually tend to recruit TEs with good WR cores, and I've had some success passing the ball to them.
4. OL is very important too, and I think this is a general truth, valid in every type of offense you play.
5. As far as tendency is concerned, I never ran C/VC. 90% of the times I start the game with Balanced, and adjust at HT depending on how things are going. Sometimes though I would start Aggressive, if I think the opponent's secondary is not good enough.