Fall camps are underway and leading up to the start of the college football season, we are going to look at the skill position groups by highlighting a key stat or data point for each team in the Big 12. Previous installments have been on running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks. Next we take a look at the conference’s tight ends.
The spread offense is not typically an offense you think of that uses the traditional tight end. However, some teams in the Big 12 have gotten innovative with the position to create matchup problems as a blend between a fullback and tight end. The use of the tight end has increased over the last several years due to the versatility the position can provide. Oklahoma State and West Virginia use two tight ends in the diamond formation to create match up problems for the defense, where as teams like Kansas State use the tight end as an extension of the offensive line.
Hit next and let’s look at the numbers of how each team in the Big 12 is expected to use this versatile position in the upcoming season.