Where's the pop?
For the last few years, the pop pass has been the staple of the MacArthur offense.
What is the pop pass you say? Well, the pop pass is when an inside receiver comes across the pattern behind the line but in front of the quarterback and the quarterback shuttle passes the ball to the receiver and then the receiver creates in space.
The last few years, that pass has been a huge part of the offense because of players like T.J. Turner and Aaron Finley.
This year, the pop pass isn't making it's way onto the field as much.
The main reason? The players are different.
"When you have different types of athletes you try to use them," Mac head coach Brett Manning said. "We have guys that are good at running routes and stuff but are not necessarily the kind of guys we want to get them the ball like that and let them run like we had with T.J. and Aaron. Those were ideal guys for that."
However, the pop pass isn't dead. It certainly lives on as Adrian Gaines scored a touchdown off it last week against OKC Southeast.
"We're going to keep using it," Manning said. "We will use it some, but it's not as big in the offensive package as it was last year."