View Full Version : ND scored on Mich St with first posession! But a question?

Nicholas Scheuer
09-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Who here can tell me what a "Wildcat Formation" is?

ND seems to use it a fair number of times this season, but of course the "talking heads" on TV don't bother to explain the finer points of football like they used to in radio days.

Moby Nick

Uncle Duke
09-19-2009, 03:01 PM
The general scheme can be instituted into many different offensive systems, but the distinguishing factor is a direct snap to the running back and an unbalanced offensive line.

The wildcat is an offensive package rather than an offense, in that it uses the same pre-snap motion coming across the formation on every play in the package and every play initially looks like a sweep behind zone blocking. However, after the snap several things may happen once the motion man crosses the player receiving the snapFrom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildcat_formation