No offense personally, but this isn't really accurate. The QB read option developed with the spread which was devised to create mismatches for smaller and faster athletes against larger and physically superior defenders. By putting the ball in the hands of a QB who, for the time between the wishbone and the spread, never ran the ball it created another element of surprise. The read component isn't the piece of cake you make it out to be. In a bona fide read situation, you've got a mesh between two players who both have to see the same thing and both have to react correctly. I would be willing to bet significant money that in the Malzahn offense at Auburn we've almost never run a true read with the QB...not with Cam, and not with Nick. Because it's not that easy and because Gus is paranoid when it comes to putting his guys in position to even remotely increase the chance of fumbling.