Originally Published: November 12, 2007
OLD SCHOOL FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER
2007 – ISSUE 4 – By Hugh Wyatt – www.coachwyatt.com
Before you start firing off e-mails denouncing me for breaking my pledge to write about OLD SCHOOL FOOTBALL by writing about something with the word “SPREAD” in it… Relax. Bear with me.
The book shown above may look as if it’s the handbook for everything you dislike about where the game of football has gone since holding was virtually legalized, but it really is “Old School Football” – it’s more than 50 years old. A look inside it is enough to see that the author was giving us a peek at the future o the game.
It’s the work of long-time TCU coach Dutch Meyer, and it was published in 1952, following his retirement after 19 years as head coach of the Horned Frogs.
During those years, Dutch Meyer did as much as any man in football history to advance the passing game as a staple part of the offense and not simply a diversion, and in doing so, lay the groundwork for much of what we see in today’s modern “shotgun” offenses.