Spread the word: Defenses evolving to take away option

For one of the few times in his career, Chase Daniel was confused.

Sooners were coming from everywhere. For 12 straight games last year, Daniel led an offense that had become the only unit in the country to score at least 31 points each time out. The Missouri quarterback usually had the comfort of standing seven yards behind a big, athletic offensive line and surveying the defense. Even if the D blitzed, the play was often over before defenders could lay a paw on him.

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8/19/08