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Art of Deception: Scheming from the 30 Front

Rashad Baker

When Florida quarterback Rex Grossman stepped to the line of scrimmage against Tennessee in the 2001 showdown at the Swamp, he must have been tempted to rub his eyes, hoping to clear his vision, like a quarterback on cough syrup watching late-night game film.

Otherwise, it was impossible to explain what was appearing before his eyes. Was it a hallucination or did Tennessee's defense actually morph from its 3-5 alignment into a 2-6 in the instant it took 6-6, 300-pound tackle John Henderson to abandon his down position and transform into a standup middle linebacker — poised to pressure the passer or absorb the short middle zone where his height, width... Recommended Stories