2012 Media Day: Spread option in the NFL?

By Kevin Danna, pac-12.org

One of the big criticisms of the spread option is that it doesn't translate well to the NFL for the college quarterbacks who run it.

New Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez doesn't quite see it that way.

"Maybe the new prostyle is the shotgun spread!" Rodriguez said, citing as evidence Saints quarterback Drew Brees and the frequency at which he takes snaps out of the shotgun. "If you look at who is having success, Cam Newton had great success. Quarterbacks are drafted because they can play, not because of what system they come out of."

Watch the complete interview below:

Also on Tuesday:
Podium video from each school
-Media day photos [Flickr]

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