Petrino Sounds Like Hatfield
Now the papers are talking about how new Razorback coach Rick Petrino is an old option man. He was reading defensive ends in preschool and ran the option in college- for his father no less. While he does say that you can also use option principles in a passing context, most of the print space is devoted to the option that we all know and some love from the Ken Hatfield era. The story even speaks of the success Navy has had competing with more talented schools using that offense. The article mentions the immediate past coach of Navy, but the same facts also fit Air Force when Hatfield led that school to a pretty good string of wins using the option.