Nov. 4, 2008
When Marcello Trigg left Robinson High in 2006, he had more than 7,000 career passing yards and a Hillsborough County-record 82 touchdown passes.
"Throwing the ball is what I do best," Trigg said.
Then he landed at Bucknell University, where he was promptly asked to run the option. Trigg performed well in his first two seasons, including an unexpected freshman debut when Bucknell's top two quarterbacks were injured, but Bison coach Tim Landis knew the program's offensive philosophy needed an update.
Spread option. Lots of shotgun looks. And plenty more passing attempts.
Landis hired offensive coordinator Harold Nichols, formerly of Rhode Island. They visited other campuses and did plenty of research on a new scheme. Bottom line: Bucknell already had the quarterback to make it work.
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