They say that the NFL is a copycat league. Usually though, the teams are copying each other, not those in the college ranks. Thursday night, in the league's opening contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, we saw a very familiar play. Remember the touchdown pass from Nick Marshall to Sammie Coates off of the read option that allowed Auburn to tie last year's Iron Bowl at 28-28? Yeah, Seattle basically ran the same play last night, and the school noticed.
This time around, it was Russell Wilson pulling off the fake and hitting Ricardo Lockette for a touchdown. As Chris Chase over at For The Win points out, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wasn't even hiding the fact that he took the playfrom Gus Malzahn and the Tigers. Pretty cool.