I traveled over to Gibraltar last night to watch Airport, Huron, Monroe and Carlson in 7 on 7. I have to say, "it was a snoozefest". This is the first time I have really watched 7 on 7 and I can honestly say, "I won't do it again".
I'm sure there is some benefit to it like, timing and understanding concepts,but I can't imagine it does much. Maybe coaches can find out who is committed and stuff like that.
Carlson looked like world beaters against Monroe, but what if Monroe has a superior line? Huron's QB has a cannon and is accurate, but does he have any escapability? I couldn't tell.
Airport threw the ball more times in this scrimmage than they have thrown in a combined three years of regular season games, plus they threw to the same kid nearly every play. Do we honestly think they are going to open it up this year and chuck the ball all over the place?
The thing that had me scratching my head was the amount of parents holding video cameras to capture the back yard football that was going on. I don't mean to sound cynical, but I'm pretty sure not every parent is going to go home and break down film with their kid.
Thank God that real football is only a month or so away.
By the way, I have to bring this up. Doesn't every college football coach in America wear khakis? And to answer King Harbaughs question of who has it better than us? I don't know, maybe; Alabama, Clemson, Stanford, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Michigan State, TCU, Houston, Iowa, Mississippi and Notre Dame. Sorry, just saying.