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Yukon football: Bill Young's Millers adapting to new offense and defense

New offensive coordinator Brian Sauser is putting in an offense that uses no-huddle and shotgun principles similar to what the Millers have run in the past, but he is more focused on one- and two-tight end sets that benefit the run game.
by Scott Wright Published: September 2, 2014
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— Everything seems to be changing at Yukon.

New head coach Bill Young, who has spent more than three decades at the top level of college football, and briefly in the NFL, is installing a new defensive system.

And Brian Sauser, a former head coach at a couple of Iowa high schools, is bringing a different offensive scheme to Yukon.

So the learning curve has made for some tough August practices at Miller Stadium.

“We’re a long way from being a good football team,” Young said. “Our players and coaches are all working extremely hard, but we’ve got a long way to go right now.”

Sauser is putting in an offense that uses no-huddle and shotgun principles similar to what the Millers have run in the past, but he is more focused on one- and two-tight end sets that benefit the run game.

It seems like a perfect marriage, considering Yukon’s offensive strengths this season are at running back and offensive line.

Shane Block, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle who has a scholarship offer from North Texas, anchors the front along with Tyler Stilwell (6-3, 265).

A trio of running backs will get their chance to carry the ball, and all three have varsity experience. Hunter Sconce and Caleb Davis were useful backs last year, while Morgan Neal rushed for 1,600 yards at Tuttle.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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