An Excerpt From Cougar Sports Weekly
Here’s a short excerpt from this morning’s Cougar Sports Weekly, in which I spent about 1,200 words examining WSU’s new defensive coordinator Mike Breske. I spent some time talking with the beat reporter who covers Montana football for the Missoulian to get some first-hand knowledge of Breske’s tendencies, as well as dug into some of the advanced statistics from his time as defensive coordinator at Wyoming.
One thing Neighbor said Breske always relished was the opportunity to draw up a blitz the opponent had never seen before, something he tried to do each week. One of his more creative moves this past year was a cornerback blitz. If that doesn’t seem creative, consider this: Montana All-American CB Trumaine Johnson was so good, opponents almost never threw his way. After a month of that, Breske decided to start to use Johnson as a blitzer, figuring teams wouldn’t design plays to that side, anyway. The result was a safety against Montana State and another near safety later on.