Originally Posted by Cbz40
But Landry's biggest contribution in this area was the use of "pre-shifting" where the offense would shift from one formation to the other before the snap of the ball. While this tactic was not new ó it was developed by Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg around the turn of the 20th Century ó Landry was the first coach to use the approach on a regular basis. The idea was to break the keys the defense used to determine what the offense might do.
I believe, to this day, that this is one of the most innovative things that Coach did...