It’s a widespread chorus that soccer is a copycat sport.
Due to this there are moments that happen — whether or not on Saturdays or on NFL Sundays — if you see one thing that you simply simply know will probably be in each soccer group’s playbook earlier than lengthy. When the Wildcat began to take over on the faculty degree, it was only a matter of time earlier than NFL groups used the idea. When the Miami Dolphins began utilizing their “cheat” movement this season, it didn’t take lengthy for groups to comply with go well with.
With that in thoughts, anticipate to see this idea from USC unfold across the recreation in due order:
Dealing with a 2nd and seven, USC quarterback Caleb Williams takes the shotgun snap and palms off to fit receiver Zachariah Department, on what seems to be an finish round to the left aspect. Nonetheless Department quickly reverses subject, earlier than pitching the ball again to Williams, who has retreated deeper into the pocket.
In the meantime, not one of the offensive linemen break downfield, which is crucial for what occurs subsequent.
As a result of as that is occurring extensive receiver Tahj Washington, who was initially blocking downfield on the play, disengages from the defender he’s blocking and streaks downfield, alongside the sideline. Washington’s protection utterly bites, crashing downhill in response to Department and his run motion.
A large-open landing for the Trojans.
And a play that may be in each soccer group’s playbook by subsequent weekend.