There is so much talent on this year’s squad that Aaron Roderick, Fesi Sitake and the rest of the offensive staff could make some really fun packages. Drawing up three in my own head, here are some ways to use the talent.
- Speed Package – Lopini Katoa at running back, the Nacua brothers and Gunner Romney as the receivers, and Masen Wake as the tight end.
- This package would give defenses a nightmare to cover. While it screams “pass” there aren’t any defenses on BYU’s schedule that would be able to contain all the speed.
- Power package with Allgeier at running back, Wake at fullback, Rex and Holker as tight ends, and Neil Pau’u as the lone receiver.
- This package would suggest a “run” and would be really effective as a run package, however it would also be a sneaky good passing offense as Rex, Holker and Wake could all be appearing as blockers and get open for a pass
- QB Package – *Here me out this one is weird* – Nick Billoups as quarterback, Lopini Katoa as running back, Masen Wake as fullback, Issac Rex as tight end and pick your receiver.
- Really the sixth string QB? Yes, Billoups appears to have the same running ability as Hall, so why risk Hall in goal line running plays? This lineup would be the lineup that would have scored against Utah in 2016 during the two point conversion. Billoups obviously is the running QB threat, Wake provides a power runner/blocker, Katoa opens up the screen game/speed option, and Rex serves as a jump ball catcher. The receiver would likely just be a way to take a defender out of the picture. This would be such a fun formation to watch and could be successful.
I could go on and on with different formations and how to utilize each player, but the point remains the same, if BYU Football wants to maximize their potential, they need to have at least half a dozen different packages for different scenarios on the field.