Re: Wishbone architect Emory Bellard dead at 83
Originally Posted by Chip R
I think maybe with the reduction in scholarships, it made it hard to find 4 good RBs - and back then the QB was a glorified RB - and thus more difficult to run the 'bone. Plus the QBs who could run the 'bone were gravitating towards more wide open offenses so they would have a better shot at the NFL.
I think you are probably correct. Back when the wishbone was really going I'm not sure there were any scholarship limitations. Schools like Alabama and Oklahoma would just load up on players. Those schools could easily have a stable full of very good RB's that you could never have today.
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