Good news for fans of power football

Miamisburg High School offensive lineman Cody Lamb (74) has verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Credit: Marcus Hartman

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Miamisburg High School offensive lineman Cody Lamb (74) has verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Credit: Marcus Hartman

Credit: Marcus Hartman

If you are an aficionado of power football (like me), you might feel under siege at times.

We ran just about anything during my high school career -- as long as it came from Woody Hayes' playbook.

Veer, iso, speed traps, counters, crossbucks, sweeps -- we played all the hits, sometimes from the Fullhouse and others from the I.

I always saw the wing-T as a different breed, though. When we were facing one of those teams (Clinton-Massie and Blanchester come to mind), we spent the whole week practicing destroying down blocks and creating a pile so the faster guys could come clean up.  They only had a few plays, but they were effective.

The spread revolution came along right after I graduated, and the landscape has certainly changed immensely since then. The Wing-T is a survivor, though. Its believers remain steadfast, and I respect them for that.

But it got me to wondering how college coaches view the offense, which tends to produce great run blockers but doesn't have much of a passing element.

That's fine with Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, who signed Miamisburg stud lineman Josh Myers, a highly regarded recruit who played in the Wing-T for the Vikings.

That didn't seem to bother Studrawa at all.

He said he would rather teach a run blocker to pass block than vice versa.

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