Originally written on Subway Domer  |  Last updated 11/5/14
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece on Notre Dame's offense and the use of multiple-tight end formations. In case you missed it, you can read it here. Now that I've had the opportunity to rewatched the Blue and Gold Game, I thought I'd breakdown a few plays to illustrate how the coaching staff will use their tight ends to create favorable mismatches this fall. The first play is Ben Koyack's touchdown.  It's a good example of how dangerous tight ends can be in the red zone.  The offense lines up in an Ace formation with Welch and Koyack on either end of the line and twin receivers to the wide side of the field. The defense aligns in a base 3-4 with safety Austin Collinsworth lined up over the slot.  Just before the snap,  Collinsworth shows blitz while the other safety, Chris Salvi, rotates from the right hash toward the center of the field. The single-high safety look is a pretty good indicator that the defense is playing Cover 1 or Cover 3. Either way, Koyack's corner route will...
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