ESPN Poll: Bring Back The A-11 Offense, You JerksRick Chandler3/20/09 12:45pmFiled to: high school footballReaders favor a-11 offense in espn pollA-11Espn22EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe NFHS rules committee that banned the A-11 offense in January is out of touch with the typical football fan, and probably evil, according to a recent ESPN poll.Advertisement"It's been wonderful and amazing to receive all this support from coaches, administrators and football fans from around the country," Kurt Bryan, the Piedmont High (Calif.) coach who is a co-creator of the offense, told me by phone today. "This is standing up for the little guy."In a meeting of the National Federation of State High School Associations in Indianapolis in January, the rules committee voted 46-2 to ban the A-11, that pass-friendly offense developed by San Francisco Bay Area coaches Bryan and Steve Humphries. The A-11 is a cross between the wildcat formation and Calvinball, in which punt formation rules are used to make six players eligible to catch a pass on any given play. The big problem for the defense is, they never know which six. The formation even employs two quarterbacks on some plays.