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Spring Football Review: Fullbacks

Nate Adams

Fresno State was the last Division I-A school to start spring football practice (April 9) and concluded May 1. The Bulldogs pushed back spring ball to lengthen their strength and conditioning program. The philosophy worked. The ‘Dogs looked great and escaped with no major injuries. BarkBoard.com breakdowns the fullbacks and forecasts what to expect in the fall.

Fresno State has had tremendous success using a FB in its two-back, pro-style offense. However, if spring is an indication of what to expect in the fall, the traditional use of the Bulldog fullback maybe limited. New Offensive Coordinator Jim McElwain introduced many three, four, and five receiver sets into the offense. Each of those sets moved the FB into the slot, spread the FB wide, or...

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