High-powered offense is spreading

Big Ten programs following lead of Midwest high schools by running the spread

Originally Published: August 15, 2012
By Jared Shanker | ESPN RecruitingNation

Three yards and a … shoestring tackle.

Could that be the Big Ten's new motto? It's become the motto for nearly all of college football over the past decade with the advent of the spread offense.

Rich Rodriguez tried it at Michigan. Urban Meyer is bringing his to Ohio State. Penn State had its "HD Offense."

The Big Ten is no longer just a three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust league. But it is nothing new for some of the high schools in the Midwest.

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