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How Mizzou is blending Big 12 offense with SEC defense

Check out this week’s episode jam-packed with football analysis.

Talking Mizzou’s offensive and defensive schemes with Ian Boyd

In this week’s episode of the Zoulogy podcast the crew discuses Drew Lock’s NFL potential, Damarea Crockett’s fit in the spread offense, Josh Heupel’s influences as well as Kaleb Prewett’s fit at nickel linebacker, Eric Beisel’s run-stopping strength and new defensive line coach Brick Haley’s coaching style.

Oscar, Dan and David are joined by special guest Ian Boyd who writes about X and O schemes for SBNation and about the Texas Longhorns at and has a personal blog where you can find all his collected work.

We talked around this time last year about changes then new head coach Barry Odom, defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross and offensive coordinator Josh Heupel would bring to the Missouri Tigers. I thought with the season just weeks away it’d be a good opportunity to catch up with Ian and ask a few more questions about both the offensive and defensive schemes and philosophies.

Show Notes:

3:00 - Baylor Air-Raid, Oklahoma Pro-Spread or Auburn RPO?
4:30 - Spreading the field for Damarea Crockett and the screen game
7:20 - Did someone say FULLBACK?
9:20 - Reading the field with Drew Lock
10:25 - System QBs and NFL prospects
12:20 - Is Missouri doomed to always lose to LSU?
15:00 - David reminds us that Recruiting Rankings Matter
17:30 - Is Missouri’s style hurting Drew Lock?
20:30 - The effect of elite athletes
22:50 - Nickel defense and personnel
26:00 - Missouri’s defensive line got good news
27:40 - The shift from pass rushing DEs to blitzing LBs like Terez Hall
28:30 - Defensive inexperience and rapid turnarounds
30:00 - Big 12 O + SEC D = Clemson?
31:45 - Bill C’s fake math can’t measure heart
33:00 - Brick Haley coaching style and defensive line effort
35:00 - Could Jordan Elliot be the next Josh Augusta?
36:30 - EXTRA POINTS! SEC QBs Jarrett Stidham, Quinten Dormady, Malik Zaire, Jacob Eason, College Playoff Predictions and renewing rivalries.

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