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  1. Wes Lunt's final decision: Predictable, wise

    David Ubben

    Wes Lunt has finally decided on a new home. He's transferring to Illinois, a source told colleagues Joe Schad and Brett McMurphy. Lunt, who grew up an Illini fan, believes the spread offense operated by offensive coordinator Bill Cubit would be a go...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  2. Opening camp: Texas

    David Ubben

    Schedule: Practice started on Sunday What's new: The offense. Colt McCoy completing 70 percent of his passes meant a shift away from the Vince Young zone read to a pass-heavy spread offense that served the Longhorns well for McCoy's four seasons a...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  3. Shifting identity for Red Raiders?

    David Ubben

    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Under Mike Leach, Texas Tech became synonymous with the spread offense. When the search for his replacement began, few wanted that to change. Importing offensive coordinator Neal Brown into Lubbock assured the wide-open offense w...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  4. Texas moving more under center

    David Ubben

    Texas' spring practice commitment to improving the running game has almost become an annual tradition in Austin. This time, though, it's come with a move under center, a departure from the wide-open spread offense Texas had employed with Colt McCoy a...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  5. Not many schematic changes expected with Gill at Kansas

    David Ubben

    New Kansas coach Turner Gill has some specific ideas of what he wants to do offensively and defensively at his new job. It shouldn't be that different to what the Jayhawks have done in the past. "We're going to run some spread offense, but also...

    Blog | December 14, 2009
  6. 'Thunder and Lightning' balances UT offense

    David Ubben

    It was the kind of play that delighted old-school Texas fans who are still a little wary about the team's reliance on the spread offense. So when Colt McCoy lined up directly under center last week against Baylor and then handed off to redshirt fr...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  7. McNeill learns daily from facing Tech's spread offense

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin Texas Tech defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill has been tangling with Mike Leach's spread offense in practice since his arrival in Lubbock with Leach's original staff before the 2000 season. McNeill says ...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  8. Missouri's receivers kept busy in Yost's spread offense

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin So much for a learning curve. New Missouri offensive coordinator David Yost will be facing several positional replacements in his first season in his new job with the Tigers. Obviously, finding a new quarterback t...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  9. Versatile Robinson settling into ISU's new spread offense

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin Alexander Robinson's college career has been a testament to adaptability. Icon SMI Alexander Robinson led the Cyclones last season with 703 yards rushing. ...

    Blog | May 22, 2009
  10. Nebraska remembers Missouri's spread offense

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin Missouri's spread offense tests a defense in many ways. And often produces memories that stay with an opposing defense for a long time. Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and his teammates are preparing for the ...

    Blog | September 30, 2008
  11. The Big 12's best running backs

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin Remember the good ol' days when the Big 12 used to feature more running backs than most major conferences. Where have you gone Ricky Williams? And you, too, Adrian Peterson. The predominance of the spread offense now ...

    Blog | July 31, 2008
  12. OSU might have speed issue to settle

    David Ubben

    Incoming freshmen have started arriving at Big 12 campuses for the summer, taking part in offseason strength and conditioning programs as well as 7-on-7 work with teammates, an especially important exercise for spread offenses popular in the Big 12. ...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  13. What we learned in the Big 12: Week 3

    David Ubben

    1. Not much about Oklahoma State's offense. I know the numbers look impressive. So do the highlights. But I've seen this show before, and it was called Missouri in 2007 and 2008. The truth is, spread offenses can look absolutely unstoppable against i...

    Blog | September 19, 2010
  14. Red Raiders victim to super special teams

    David Ubben

    Texas Tech's offense marched 35 yards on its opening drive, but the drive finished with a blocked field goal. Chalk it up to poor blocking if you'd like, but SMU blocked nine kicks last season. Looks like June Jones' spread mixes in a little bi...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  15. McShay tabs two in QB top 10

    David Ubben

    NFL draft analyst Todd McShay has released his top 10 QB prospects for the 2011 draft, and two Big 12 quarterbacks made the cut. McShay notes that the rise of spread offenses has made it harder than ever to evaluate the position, but some quarterb...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  16. Big 12 links: Surprise KSU charge providing much-needed drama for...

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin Who would have believed it? Kansas State has soared to the top of the Big 12 North playing old-school football that's a marked contrast from the spread offenses that marked the conference the past few years. ...

    Blog | November 12, 2009