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No denying impact of 7-on-7

College coaches say 7-on-7 football has only helped prospects

Originally Published: July 18, 2012
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN RecruitingNation

As the patriarch of 7-on-7 football in Texas, Dick Olin takes little credit for the evolution of his summer game into a monstrous player-development resource with far-reaching effects at the high school, college and NFL levels.

Olin just wanted to give his players something to do in the offseason.

"When I speak at clinics, I ask a very simple question," said Olin, the first-year offensive coordinator at Stephen F. Austin and former high school coaching mainstay in Texas. "Drive through ...

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