Nebraska Football: Program will use I-formation more frequently

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leaves the field after the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Memorial Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leaves the field after the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Memorial Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /
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This is a smart move on the part of Nebraska football.

Sunday, I wrote about how well Nebraska Football performed when using the I-formation. I stated basically that I wanted them to add the I-formation as a part of their game plan. Well, it looks like my wishes are coming true.

In talking to the media on Monday, head coach Scott Frost stated that he wanted to make it a part of the offense, and that it would be beneficial for them to use it, considering they have the personnel to do so. Dedrick Mills is the perfect example of a player who would fit well within the I-formation. It’s something that he ran at Georgia Tech, and he will look to be a mainstay in that formation for Nebraska Football.

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I personally am on board with it. It gives defenses a new look, and it is effective in terms of gaining yards. It was perhaps the only thing that worked well for the Nebraska offense against Ohio State on Saturday. Although it was for a brief moment, the I-formation sliced through the Ohio State defense. When they are on top of their game, the running backs are extremely effective and give Nebraska a new look on offense.

 Frost indicated that Nebraska would be using this formation more moving forward.

"“I want that to be a piece of what we’re doing. It’s part of what Nebraska has been built on and the fabric of what we are, what we need to get back to a little bit. We have the right personnel to do it. So, we’ll pick our spots but it certainly looked pretty good on the first time out.”"

It will be interesting to see exactly how much Nebraska will use this formation and when those applicable situations to use it will be. For a team that needs a spark on offense at the moment, this could be a formation that gets things going. Heading into their big game with Northwestern on Saturday, they could certainly use a spark.

I really like the idea of Frost and his staff trying new things. If they can add just a couple more wrinkles into their game plan, that could help this team down the road. You might as well explore all options that put your personnel in the best position to win. Kudos to them for at least trying something new.