The New York Times has a great article this morning on how to defend against the Spread Offense. TCU's Gary Patterson has been as successful as any defensive coach in the nation at stopping this new trend in college football. Patterson uses a great analogy to describe his philisophical basis for stopping the Spread.
It's kind of like people cooking chili," Patterson said. "Everybody's got their own recipe. Everybody loves chili, but some like it hot, some like it meaty, some like it with more tomato sauce. There's a hundred thousand million ways to cook chili. You've just got to figure what their recipe is and what you are going to do to play against it.