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Short-yardage or Goalline offense?

Thus far Missouri hasn't faced a challenge severe enough for short-yardage situations to truly come into focus.  Yes, the Bowling Green game was tight, but not because we were matched up with a top-flight team.  I'm concerned about games against Nebraska, Texas, OkSt and Kansas where the size of an opposing team's defensive line will likely create decisive short-yardage situations.  In the recent past -- as you all know -- Missouri has refused to modify its spread offense in short-yardage situations and the results have been horrifying.  Recent disasters/games against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State come to mind in particular.  While Missouri has this year shown more willingness to bring Gabbert under center for sneaks, it still doesn't seem to have any prototypical short-yardage scheme.  And if Missouri doesn't find something to do in short-yardage situations besides run the sneak, my guess is that failure will again be common when we need a yard against big-time teams.  Does anyone out there understand why Missouri's coaches have shown such resistance to implementing a standard goalline set (i.e., cut down offensive line splits, two tight-ends, a fullback, etc)?  Its almost like the coaches think that non-spread formations are contagious and if they run one occassionally it will taint the spread.  Any ideas?

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