Monte Kiffin was watching video of prospective recruits this winter when he got an inkling of what he was up against as a college defensive coordinator. The more he watched, the better he understood why spread-option offenses have become so threatening to college defenses.
It’s not just the option. It’s the overhead support as well.
“I could not believe it till I started watching all the tape,” said the longtime NFL defensive coordinator, who will command Tennessee’s defense this fall. “The high school coaches have progressed so much in the passing game.”