How do you stop the Air Raid offense?
Washington has done a good job against Mike Leach and Washington State the past five years, so Seth Galina of USA Football has a pretty detailed look at how the Huskies have done it.
It starts with Washington having only three down linemen and still putting pressure on the QB. Now you could say USC might have better athletes on the offensive line than Washington State, but I’m not sure that has been true the past two seasons.
Also, Graham Harrell says his Air Raid is a little different than what Leach does. But it’s worth taking a look at the article. An NFL coach I know actually studied Harrell’s offense at North Texas and said it was not difficult to figure out who was getting the ball. The key, of course, is getting your defense to do it.
But Washington has gotten pretty cocky about stopping the Air Raid.
— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) November 24, 2018