Anyone who pays even the smallest amount of attention to college football knows that the Oregon Ducks are a force to be reckon with this year. Even more impressive than their undefeated record (10-0), or the fact that they are in the BCS' top 3 this past week, is the way they bring their game plan to life with creative play calls.
That's right, The Ducks have an unorthodox way of quickly calling out plays from the sideline using large signs that feature images that correspond to certain formations and plays. Coaches explain how the use of simple icons and photographs make it easier to convey information to theplayers on the field that the convenmtional hand signals. This system allows their no-huddle offense to save time and create such a fast paced game that it usually runs the opposing defense ragged in no time.
More than anything it's such a great example of how simple visual communications combined with a solid strategy can garner game changing results. Go Ducks!