In 1906 Saint Louis University (eventually named the Billikens) completed the first official forward pass in college football history. Everyone else was playing checkers (Rugby style football to be exact) and SLU’s head coach Eddie Cochems was playing Chess.
Today’s episode is all about the offense, and how it has cycled over the years. From the “Rugby” beginnings, the Split-T of the 50s, the Wishbone of the 70s-90s and into the Air Raid era. We will look at how each of these offenses, and a few others, were phased in and phased out, and where they’re still useful today.