[KKoontz – For Shaw Media]
Then Jayko pauses.
The quarterback and his receivers all look over to the sideline, where head coach Dan DeBoeuf and his assistants are feverishly sending hand signals to their offense.
It’s similar to what many football fans see on Saturday afternoons in college football, where spread offenses are common. The Skyhawks, who have adopted a spread attack this season, are looking to see how the defense is lining up, and then adjusting the play call based on what they see.
“Last year, teams always changed what they did, as far as front-wise, because of our running game,” DeBoeuf said.
Without record-breaking running back Alex Peete — who now plays at UW-Whitewater — opposing teams know what they’re going to get: a fast tempo and lots of quick passes. The Skyhawks have seen defenses do a lot of different things to try to stop them.
“This year you can do scouting reports and stuff but you don’t know what they’re going to run (defensively) because they’re not going to run their normal stuff,” DeBoeuf said.