Category Archives: Wildcat offense

VIDEO: Nick Saban talks about defending the Wildcat

Nick Saban was in Huntsville on Thursday morning speaking to an overflow crowd of a few hundred high school football coaches.

His speech spanned a number of topics from acting in “The Blind Side” to defending the “Wildcat” offense. The message also included dealing with the media and his philosophy of ignoring distractions. In case this was a question, Saban said he has never listened to the Paul Finebaum radio show, but that he “likes the guy.”

Here are a few videos of his Xs and Os talk about attacking the offensive scheme that uses a non-traditional quarterback taking a direct snap. More videos to come later this afternoon.

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A few resources to learn about the Wildcat

In case you were hoping to do a little studying on the “Wildcat” offense, check out these web resources.

  • A video about the formation’s rise in the NFL.
  • How it got the name Wildcat.
  • Sports Illustrated’s take on the formation from December, 2008.
  • More video of high schools running it.