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Video: James Franklin Talks About Using The Wildcat Formation In Penn State's Offense

The Wildcat formation, where the offense is initiated by a running back, rather than a quarterback, receiving a shotgun snap, giving the offense a numbers advantage with blocking schemes, was in vogue in college and pro football in the mid-to-late 2000s, but hasn't been utilized as much in recent seasons. However, the formation isn't dead, and one of college football's most notable new coaching staffs seems to be interested in implementing it this season.

Penn State's James Franklin answered a question about using the Wildcat, and seemed excited about the possibility, with skill position players like receiver Geno Lewis and running back Bill Belton as guys on the roster with backgrounds as high school quarterbacks.

With a talented young quarterback like Christian Hackenberg under center, it probably isn't too wise to take the ball out of his hands very often, but definitely watch out for some trickery from the Nittany Lions this season.

[Penn Live]