— Story by Chris Franklin @
Mike Leach, a coach who had success with the spread offense, was giving a presentation about the spread offense at a coaching conference. A young coach in the audience had a question that he wanted to ask the coach.
“What would happen if you could ever marry some triple-option with some read-option or some speed option with this offense?”
“If could ever do that, you will be darn near indefensible because the thing that was going to make you go against the option will not make you good against the spread passing game.”
The young coach listened to what Leach said. Years later, the coach who asked the question would become the offensive coordinator for the Temple Owls. Dave Patenaude is tasked to not only to scheme the Owls offensive attack, but he also has to determine who will be the next starting quarterback for the team.